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RON MEYER TO LEAD NEWLY ESTABLISHED MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES Museum Leadership, Curatorial Staff, and Plans for Museum Experience UnveiledThe Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. This commitment—the largest gift to the Academy Museum Campaign—brings the museum’s fundraising success to $288 million, nearly 75% of its $388 million goal. In recognition of their generosity, the May Company Building will now be named the Saban Building. The Museum further announces that Ron Meyer, the distinguished...
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ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS®The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):...
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Casting director and producer David Rubin will return to produce the 9th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President John Bailey announced today.Honorary Awards will be presented to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.“David’s continuing and passionate commitment to the Governors Awards assure us that the evening will be a memorable tribute to this year’s four distinguished...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will continue its year-long residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City with upcoming programming in September and October showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world.  The monthly series features onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and...
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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®."This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work...
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The Academy established the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting in 1986 to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters from around the world. Since the program’s creation, the Academy has awarded 147 fellowships.This year’s finalists include nine individual screenwriters and one writing team. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, chaired by writer Robin Swicord, will meet in October to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships. A total of 7,102 scripts were submitted.The finalists are (listed alphabetically):Vigil Chime (New York, NY)“Bring Back Girl”SJ...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 90th Academy Awards® consideration.Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:Documentary Short Subject -  Friday, September 1Documentary Feature - Wednesday, September 20Animated Short Film -  Monday, October 2Live Action Short Film - Monday, October 2Foreign Language Film - Monday, October 2Animated Feature Film - Wednesday, November 1Original Score - Friday,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host James Naremore for its 15th Film Scholars Lecture on Thursday, September 7, at 7:30 pm, at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Naremore will discuss his forthcoming book focused on Charles Burnett, a renowned African-American filmmaker and key figure in the "L.A. Rebellion," titled, Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge. The lecture will bring attention to Burnett’s accomplished and significant career through analysis of his films including "Killer of Sheep" and "The Glass Shield," followed by a screening of Burnett’s "To...
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Screening Series in Conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LASpecial guests include Lourdes Portillo, Cheech Marinand Edward James OlmosThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles, 1967–2017, a series of film screenings, live conversations, oral histories, publications and a dedicated website exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century.  The screening series, which runs from September 16,...
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See our the full list of the 2017 Student Academy Awards finalists below and learn more about our program at http://oscars.org/saa.Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)Zhaoyu Zhou, "Last Dance," USC Amanda Tasse, "Mira," USCMax R. A Fedore, "Opera of Cruelty," New York UniversityTerrance Daye, "The Colored Hospital: A Visual Poem," Morehouse CollegeAnimation (Domestic Film Schools)Devon Manney, "Cradle," USCYoung Gul Cho, "E-delivery," School of Visual ArtsAshley Anderson and Jacob Mann, "Extinguished," Ringling College of Art and DesignBeth David and Esteban Bravo, "In a...
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