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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Jeanell English to Executive Vice President, Impact and Inclusion, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced today. English will report directly to Kramer.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Mercury Studios, today announced the launch of the Jonas Gwangwa Music Composition Initiative, a one-year career development program for Black British musicians interested in composing music for film.  In celebration of the late South African musician, composer and Oscar® nominee Jonas Gwangwa, the program will provide real-world experience, one-on-one mentorship and networking opportunities, beginning in October 2022.
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The Board of Trustees of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Stewart as the institution’s Director and President. One of the world’s leading scholars, curators, and public educators on cinema, she was appointed in 2020 as Chief Artistic and Programming Officer of the museum. She assumes her duties as Director and President on July 18 and will guide the vision of the Academy Museum and oversee all aspects of its operations.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 397 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2022–2023 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Awards to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Los Angeles.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 27 partner companies in the sixth year of its Academy Gold Rising program.  Gold Rising is an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  For the first time, the program includes a dedicated focus on visual effects as part of its production track, which concentrates on below-the-line careers.
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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted today to name Bill Kramer, current Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, as its new CEO, following the departure of Dawn Hudson after 11 years of esteemed service.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), introduces the 2022 Academy Film Accelerator, a five-week program that will provide filmmakers from Latinx communities with education, resources and mentorship focused on the business of filmmaking.  The Los Angeles-based program will begin in June and guide 10 select participants in how to navigate the entertainment industry and build an awareness of the business skills required to get a film to the screen.
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The Academy Board of Governors has confirmed the reappointment of current governors-at-large DeVon Franklin (Executives Branch), Rodrigo García (Directors Branch) and Janet Yang (Producers Branch).  They will each serve an additional three-year term beginning on July 1.
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