Tuesday night at a meeting of the leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the governing body that runs the Oscars, the group of 48 board members selected Cheryl Boone Isaacs to be the organizations next president. Isaacs will be the first-ever African American leader, and the first woman to lead the organization in more than 30 years.
In the interest of preventing an implosion of the film industry, some have suggested using variable pricing for movie tickets—charging more for movies that are more popular and less for those that already aren’t expected to make much at the box office. Is variable pricing for movies a good idea? Would you be willing to see a bad movie because the ticket costs less?
Replacing Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is arguably the most important economic decision President Barack Obama is facing this year. One favored contender is Janet Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chairwoman. But despite her laurels, recently a fellow Fed chair suggested the choice of Yellen may be driven by gender above all else.