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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that eight distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2018 Oscars.These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.The deadline to submit additional entries is Wednesday, July 18, at 5 p.m. PT. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:• Systems for the creation of motion graphics for motion picture...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 928 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2018.Ten individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall. The 2018 invitees are:ActorsHiam...
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‘Academy Gold’ Adds Four Industry Partners; 26 to Participate in Second YearNew Academy Gold Production Track OfferedThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from four additional industry partners – AMC Networks, Moving Picture Institute, Telsey + Company, and Xperi – to participate in Academy Gold, an entertainment industry-wide internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Each of the now 26 partners will sponsor up to three of their interns for the program, which kicked off...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Jennifer Todd has won the runoff election for the open Producers Branch seat on the 2018–19 Board of Governors.  Todd joins incumbents Albert Berger and Mark Johnson in representing the branch and will assume her post as of July 1.Todd and Jason Blum tied for the seat in the Board election last week, and Producers Branch members were asked to vote in the runoff.  This is the fourth time in Academy history that a tie occurred in the balloting.  Runoff elections were held in 2009 in the Directors Branch, 2015 in...
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Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in the history of film. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award both Frankel and Walsh the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals.“I am thrilled to support Frankel and Walsh in their research so that they...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2018–19 Board of Governors, who assume their posts as of July 1. Those elected to the Board for the first time are:Alfred Molina, Actors BranchTom Duffield, Designers BranchSusanne Bier, Directors BranchBonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation BranchIncumbent governors reelected to the Board include:Bernard Telsey, Casting Directors BranchDaryn Okada, Cinematographers BranchRory Kennedy, Documentary BranchJim Gianopulos, Executives BranchCarol Littleton, Film Editors BranchLois Burwell, Makeup...
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced that Brendan Connell, Jr. has been named its new Chief Operating Officer.Beginning June 20, Connell’s duties will include oversight and management of operations, administration, and finance, among other areas. He will also serve as a core member of the Museum’s leadership team overseeing the construction of the new facility and is the key strategist in establishing operating procedures and processes for the museum.Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum, said, “The Academy Museum is thrilled to welcome Brendan...
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In Celebration, Collection Highlights Exhibited at Public Screening of “Alice Adams” on June 4 at the AcademyLOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a donation to the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive from George Stevens, Jr., the award-winning filmmaker and founder of the American Film Institute.  The acquisition of papers and films documenting his creative career and public service extends the coverage of the Stevens Family collection, which now spans five generations and is one of the most comprehensive family...
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WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, JOHN WATERS, DEBBIE HARRY,AMY TAN, BARRY JENKINS, MARGARET CHO, RICHARD M. SHERMAN AND MORE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its summer programming lineup this week for both Los Angeles and New York.  A full schedule and tickets for the screenings can be found here: oscars.org/summer-at-the-academy.Schedule is as follows.  Participants listed will be in attendance (schedules permitting).JUNESIDEWAYS (2004) – June 1 – 7 p.m.Academy at Metrograph, New York CityWith Oscar-winning co-writer Jim Taylor.GEORGE STEVENS...
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The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 91st Academy Awards®.Submission deadlines for awards eligibility have been changed.  There is now one submission deadline – Monday, October 1, 2018 – for the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories.  The submission deadline for Best Picture and all other categories is Thursday, November 15, by 5 p.m. PT.In the Music categories, all members of the Music Branch will view films...
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