Entertainment Weekly: Straight Outta Compton producer calls lack of Oscar diversity ’embarrassing’

Will Packer, one of the executive producers of Straight Outta Compton, has addressed the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees, calling it a “complete embarrassment” that those recognized were overwhelmingly white.

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The New York Times: With ‘Ride Along 2’ and Other Films, Will Packer Blurs the Niche Lines

Miami — Twenty years ago, freshly graduated from college, Will Packer loaded 350 newspapers into his Honda Civic every day at dawn and drove around Atlanta, tossing them onto lawns and driveways. In the afternoons, he sold subscriptions door to door.

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