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Fernando Garcia named Executive Vice President of the Academy: Member Relations and Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Fernando Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards. Garcia will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization’s worldwide membership of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives, and oversee Academy Awards® processes for submissions, nominations, voting and balloting.  Garcia will also work with the Academy’s Office of Representation, Inclusion and Equity and the B...

The Academy to honor Tyler Perry

    The Academy announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards to filmmaker Tyler Perry and to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).  The Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the 93rd Oscars®, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “There has been such widespread generosity in our industry that limiting the Hersholt Humanitarian Award to one recipient, thi...

Academy Museum postpones opening to September 2021 due to Pandemic

  Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, today announced that the new institution’s much-anticipated opening will be moved from Spring to Fall 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With rising virus infection rates, museums remaining closed, and continued restrictions on public gatherings in Los Angeles, the museum has decided to push back its opening to protect the health and safety of its visitors and staff. The Acade...

A new dream team to produce the 93rd Oscars

    JESSE COLLINS, STACEY SHER AND STEVEN SODERBERGH TO PRODUCE THE 93RD OSCARS Emmy®-nominated producer Jesse Collins, Oscar®-nominated producer Stacey Sher and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh will produce the 93rd Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Oscars, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, April 25, 2021. “The upcoming Oscars is the perfect...

Jaws last survivor exposed at Academy Museum

ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES IN LOS ANGELES INSTALLS  THE ONLY SURVIVING SHARK MODEL FROM THE 1975 FILM JAWS The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures completed installation of one of the most iconic objects from  its permanent collection, the only surviving full scale shark model from the 1975 Oscar®-winning film Jaws. This moment signals exciting momentum toward the Academy Museum’s much-anticipated opening on April 30,2021, where the 25-foot model (nicknamed &...

Academy Museum Completes $388 Million Pre-Opening Fundraising Campaign Goal With Closing Gift From Laika

Additional New Gifts Made by Eric and Melina Esrailian, Julia and Ken Gouw, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Drs. Kathy Fields and Garry Rayant, and Kimberly Steward and K Period Media Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, today announced that the new institution has exceeded its pre-opening fundraising campaign goal of $388 million. This total encompasses capital gifts, endowments, funding for education programs, and other special gifts. A...

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues:Owning Your Brand by taking control to tell new and authentic stories

Academy governor and producer DeVon Franklin (“Breakthrough”), The Black List founder Franklin Leonard, producer Debra Martin Chase (“Harriet”), and M88 president and managing partner Phillip Sun, discuss their professional journeys and finding success outside of the traditional Hollywood system. What is the importance of having a vision, investing in yourself, and building a business brand by taking control to tell new and authentic stories? Table of con...

5 winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition

ACADEMY REVEALS WINNING NICHOLL SCREENWRITERS   Scripts to be presented at virtual table read in December   Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize and be highlighted at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Virtual Table Read on Thursday, December 3, where an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts.&n...

Video Academy Dialogues: Focus on docs with Lisa Cortés, James LeBrecht, Bao Nguyen, Dawn Porter and Roger Ross Williams

Part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Aperture 2025 initiative, “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us” is a new series of virtual panels, with conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking. The Academy’s newest discussion in the series, Academy Dialogues: “Documentaries Through Our Own Lens,” focuses on the systemic changes that need to occur for marginalized communities...

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues: “Color-Conscious Casting” with Rodrigo García, Julia Kim, Victoria Thomas and Elvis Mitchell

  “Color-Conscious Casting” discussion with Rodrigo García, Julia Kim, Victoria Thomas and Elvis Mitchell "I think it’s... people of color playing roles that are unexpected, where a character is everything at the same time. And that’s why, to me, the term “color conscious” is not entirely accurate, because who you are always means something, and it will mean something to the actor portraying it. So I think it’s more seeing the charact...

18 students voted winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards®

ACADEMY REVEALS 2020 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD® WINNERS The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,474 entries from 207 domestic and 121 international colleges and universities.  The 2020 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Trey...

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues: The Power of Narrative with Whoopi Goldberg & Bryan Stevenson

A conversation with Academy Governor Whoopi Goldberg and civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, on how narrative storytelling is at the heart of recovery in addressing racial and ethnic inequity. This conversation touches on the need for Hollywood to own its place as the historic purveyor of hurtful tropes and storylines that led to harmful imagery and stereotypes about ethnically and racially diverse communities. How will Hollywood...

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues: Native Son with Lee Daniels & Tarell Alvin McCraney

Listen as Oscar®-nominated director Lee Daniels and Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney discuss their personal and professional journeys navigating the film industry as Black gay men. Emil Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, moderates the discussion. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the launch of a new series of virtual panels for members and the public, as a part of its Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative, called &ldq...

The Academy names Racquel Gates and Rebecca Prime Film Scholars

Gates and Rebecca Prime have been named 2020 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects, Hollywood Style and the Invention of Blackness and Uptight!: Race, Revolution, and the Struggle to Make the Most Dangerous Film of 1968, explore in depth the topic of race in Hollywood.  The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award Gates and Prime each $25,000 on the basis of their proposals. “Gates and Prime&r...

The Academy announces the new board of Governors 2020 2021

The Board of Governors directs the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health and assures the fulfillment of its mission. Governors attend 6-8 board meetings annually (in person or by video conference when out of town). Each Governor also serves on one board oversight committee and their branch’s executive committee, and they are expected to represent their branch at numerous Academy events through the year. Governors have fidu...

Academy launches Virtual ‘GOLD’ PROGRAM with 19 Entertainment Industry Partners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Participating partners include AMC Networks, Bron Studios, Circle of Confusion, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Walt Disney Company, Dolby Laboratories, DTS (part of Xperi Corporation), FotoKem, HBO, Los ...

Newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors Members announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first regularly scheduled board meeting of the new term.  Elected to the Board for the first time: Debra Zane, Casting Directors Branch Ava DuVernay, Directors Branch Stephen Rivkin, Film Editors Branch Linda Flowers, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers Branch...

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival postponed this fall

LAGFF 2020 POSTPONED FOR OCTOBER, SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE END OF MAY LAGFF is here to stay! In light of the uncertainties caused by the pandemic, our 14th edition has been postponed to the early fall, as announced earlier via our social media. The LAGFF team is now considering all online and onsite options, so stay tuned for more exciting updates     Submissions will remain open until May 30th. Understanding the economic hardship that most of u...

Recipients of The 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants announced by The Academy

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 96 recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants, including recipients of the emergency grant funds announced last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the grants, which total a combined $2.5 million in funds, are awarded based on current need to organizations that support filmmakers and reach audiences from underserved communities. “The Academy’s first priority rema...

VIDEO Lost ones feted at Oscar with a Billie Eilish Performance

The Oscars paid tribute to the renowned actors, filmmakers and craftsmen who passed away over the past year with the Oscars 2020 In Memoriam.     ...

VIDEO "The Winner" for Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix acceptance speech

  JOAQUIN PHOENIX: God, I’m full of so much gratitude right now. And I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room because we share the same love, the love of film, and this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know what I’d be without it. But I think the greatest gift that it’s given me, and many of us in this room, is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless. I’ve been thinkin...

Parasite, and other predictable awards winners win at the Oscar Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Toy Story 4, 1917

Parasite (4 awards), and the other predictable awards winners came home with the coveted Oscar trophy:Joaquin Phoenix, Reznee Zellweger,  Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Toy Story 4, 1917... The only surprise was the number of Oscar given to Parasite! An historical win for South Korea, and also first award given for a (best) film which was not shot in english. The lineup of presenters included Utkarsh Ambudkar, Salma Hayek, Brie Larson, Spike Lee, Ray Romano, and Rebel Wilson, Mahershala Ali, Zazi...

Oscars® director Glenn Weiss returns to direct the 92nd Oscars

  The calm after the storm in 2016 (selfie by Glenn Weiss at the end of the Oscar night) Show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced that veteran Oscars® director Glenn Weiss will return to direct the 92nd Oscars.  The Oscars will air live Sunday, February 9, on the ABC Television Network. “We are so lucky that Glenn is back as our director this year.  He is deeply creative and collaborative and has a terrific instinct for live t...

Lynette Howell Taylor and producer Stephanie Allain will produce the 92nd Oscars®

  LYNETTE HOWELL TAYLOR AND STEPHANIE ALLAIN TO PRODUCE  THE 92ND OSCARS®   Oscar®-nominated producer Lynette Howell Taylor and producer Stephanie Allain will produce the 92nd Oscars®, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Oscars, which airs live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, February 9, 2020. “The combined produ...


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