Taraji Henson as Katherine Johnson (centre) in a scene from Hidden Figures. Photo: AP

Why diversity pays: Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures producer says ‘people want to see their own stories on screen’

Academy Awards nod is a tribute to the film’s subjects – the black woman mathematicians behind Nasa’s biggest missions – says Donna Gigliotti, who’s convinced telling stories about women and minorities is a money spinner

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Taraji Henson as Katherine Johnson (centre) in a scene from Hidden Figures. Photo: AP
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