Disney has restored screening access to critics from the LA Times. They had blocked the paper from screenings as retaliation of what was deemed an unfair report about Disney’s political influence in Anaheim. In a statement Disney said, “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.”
Disney faced backlash for their stance with many critic associations not willing to consider Disney films for their awards. Even Ava DuVernay, director of Disney’s upcoming Wrinkle in Time showed her support for the pushback.
Saluting the film journalists standing up for one another. Standing with you. https://t.co/M9Fs22vv4L
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 7, 2017
For what it is worth, after seeing Thor: Ragnarok positive review.with a paying audience, the LA Times gave the film a fairly