President Trump’s Make America Great Again policies are having wide ranging effects including Hollywood Oscar Contenders.
It’s being called Trump’s revenge on Meryl Streep and other Hollywood stars.The new policy forces Hollywood studios to make movies 100% American or they will be hit with high taxes.
“Movies should be written, directed, filmed and acted by Americans exclusively and filmed within US Borders.” ” No more American Western films made in Canada or Mexico, they can make their own films.” “We need to keep movie jobs in America”
Academy insiders are calling this Trump propaganda
President Trump’s team has contacted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to implement this change for the upcoming 2017 Oscar Awards.
In Trump’s view if a movie is not 100% American made then it should be in the Foreign Film Category. Academy insiders are calling this Trump propaganda and are consulting their lawyers to see what they can do.
“Most of the voting for the 2017 Oscars are completed and nominations will be announced soon. If we have to make changes now the whole show will be a shambles!”
Academy Lawyers are checking on options to save this years award show but the decision ultimately goes to the movie studios who are implicated financially.
The 2017 Oscars are for movies made in the past few years and released in 2016. “We asked – If the policy effects awards for movies released in 2016 does it mean we will owe taxes for these movies?” “They said they hadn’t thought of that yet – it’s just details.”
This could turn out to being the most watched Oscar program in years – just don’t talk about the attendance numbers.