Meet Justin Lin, the Most Important Blockbuster Director You’ve Never Heard Of Video Description

Lin’s rise comes at a critical moment in Hollywood: Just as the global marketplace is becoming more important than the American audience, the industry’s systemic discrimination has never been more painfully obvious, from #OscarsSoWhite protests to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s investigation into gender discrimination among directors. Lin worries that Hollywood these days sees diversity as a fad. “A casting director told me every person of color she works with is being cast this year in pilot season,” Lin says. “But I’ve been in this business long enough to know there are ups and downs.” While woefully out-of-touch filmmakers have shamelessly pandered, pairing white stars with token minorities, Lin has been a genuinely inclusive pioneer, bringing the cocksure diversity of his scrappy indie films to the multiplex.

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