Globalization is no longer a buzzword. That was the 90s. Now it’s just a fact of financing, consumption, and every facet of business. For example, over 70% of the American film industry’s grosses come from foreign markets. And in L.A. County, where Hollywood and the PGA are based, 56% of households speak a language other than English. It’s time to wake up to the new world order.
Producer and Present Future organizer Karin Chien in anopen letter she wrote to the Producers Guild, arguing for a broader, more global and more inclusive definition of American cinema.