Disney Pictures has ended its block of the Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following growing backlash.
Disney said in a statement: “We’ve had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at The Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns, and as a result, we’ve agreed to restore access to advance screenings for their film critics.”
Five critics groups blasted the company’s media blackout of the Los Angeles Times and pledged to disqualify Disney’s films from awards consideration until the blackout is lifted – including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics, The Toronto Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics.
The New York Times also announced that it would stand in solidarity with the LA Times along with several other outlets.
Source: The Wrap