Matt Damon, whose work and grin I generally love, recently made this disappointing comment about trying to increase diversity of the people making decisions behind the camera (directors, producers etc):

“When we’re talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show,” he said “You want the best director.”

I think it's important to realize that even intelligent, talented, tasteful power players like Matt Damon can be this myopic about how film quality is affected by continually putting the same type of person behind the camera. They may be the best at making a certain type of film, but what about improving the quality of films we haven't already seen a million times?

Here's a link to a New York Times article with more coverage:



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