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NYU Stern Experts Available for Comment on the 2020 Grammys and Oscars

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NYU Stern faculty are available to offer insights on the 2020 Grammy Awards and Academy Awards. In addition to recent trends in the entertainment industry and their impact on creatives, marketers and audiences, the following professors can provide expert commentary on what to expect this year at the Grammys and Oscars, the rapidly changing media landscape, visibility of underrepresented groups in entertainment, the ceremony’s second year without a host and more. NYU Stern experts include:
  • Professor Paul Hardart | How do the Oscars impact the bottom line? Prof. Hardart, director of Stern’s Entertainment, Media and Technology program, examines the impact of nominations on the box office and the changing dynamic of streamers in the theatrical business. He also discusses the lack of diversity at the Oscars as well as the increase of foreign language films - especially the run of Parasite.
  • Professor Michael North | Ageism in Hollywood: Prof. North, whose research focuses on ageism and managing increasingly intergenerational teams in the workplace, notes that, with a rapidly aging population, the way in which older adults are depicted on screen (e.g., “Boomer flicks”) is going to become more important, particularly as older generations become prime moviegoers. He notes that while female actresses are disproportionately impacted by ageism in Hollywood, they are also perhaps more free to speak out against it.
Please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.0670 or to arrange interviews.