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The Academy will also screen and discuss Oscar®-winning films “Rebecca” and “Giant”The Academy today announced its June slate of Los Angeles and New York programs: a “Boyz N the Hood” 25th anniversary celebration, a digital restoration premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” and a 60th anniversary screening of the George Stevens epic “Giant.”  The events will be highlighted by onstage discussions with a wide range of special guests, including filmmakers John Singleton and Gregory Nava, novelist Walter Mosley, actress Elsa Cárdenas, and visual effects artist Rob Legato.“BOYZ N THE...
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Screenwriting Series to Feature Films by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, An Evening with Walter Bernstein, and a Special Sneak Preview of “Ghostbusters”New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Spotlight on Screenwriting,” a summer series illuminating the art of writing for motion pictures, beginning May 15 at various venues in New York City.  The programs include onstage conversations and screenings of acclaimed films spanning nine decades.Hollywood’s Happiest Couple: Billy Wilder and Charles BrackettMay 15 and16 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston...
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In 1964, renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was asked to create a short film for ‘ESSO World Theater’, a cultural showcase presented on television and funded by the American oil company Esso. Asked to write and direct the film in English, Ray opted instead to make a film without words. The result is a poignant fable of friendship and rivalry. As he did for many of his films, Ray composed the music for the film, including the haunting tune played on the flute. After Satyajit Ray was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1992, the Academy embarked on an ambitious endeavor to preserve the works...
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Acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai returns to the Academy for an in-depth examination of his cinematic style and career with “Wong Kar Wai: In Person” on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Hosted by writer-director Matthew Weiner, the evening of film clips and conversation will include insights from Wong biographer John Powers as well as personal reflections from the filmmaker himself in a rare Los Angeles appearance.Born in Shanghai but raised in Hong Kong, Wong began his career as a screenwriter for both television and film before...
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Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and three-time Oscar nominee and Honorary Academy Award recipient Angela Lansbury will join voice actors Paige O’Hara, Richard White and Robby Benson, supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn, and director Gary Trousdale onstage for a 25th anniversary celebration of “Beauty and the Beast” on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Part of the Academy’s Marc Davis...
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Scores of film fans went to our Facebook page on Friday to find out the inside scoop on the Margaret Herrick Library and the lucky people who work there. Here are just a few examples of the questions and answers that were exhanged.Carlota Silvanna: I'd like to know which is the rarest kind of book or document the library owns. Thank you smile emoticonThe Academy: One of the oldest items in our collection is Eadweard Muybridge's "Attitudes of Animals in Motion: A Series of Photographs Illustrating The Positions Assumed in Performing Various Movements". Published in 1878, it is...
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The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today 37 recipients of its FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants programs.  FilmCraft grants support high-quality educational programs that identify and empower future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds.  FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and other film related organizations.  A total of $500,000 was awarded in these two categories for the 2016–17 grants year.The grant amounts, institutions and targeted programs are as...
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li { margin-bottom: 10px; } The regular deadline to submit entries for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is Monday, April 18, at 11:59 p.m. PT.  In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to emerging screenwriters.  Deadlines and entry fees are as follows:Regular deadline: April 18, at 11:59 p.m. PT; entry fee US$60Final deadline: May 2, at 11:59 p.m. PT; entry fee US$85Online applications and complete rules are available at www.oscars.org/nicholl.Current entrants also may purchase, for an additional $40, review comments...
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The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2016 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1.New this year, the Foreign Film category has been expanded to include separate awards for narrative, animation and documentary entries.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards may be given in the Foreign Film Narrative category; Gold Medal awards may be given in the Foreign Film Animation and the Foreign Film Documentary categories.  The U.S. competition...
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