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David Ayer, Rod Bogart, Theo Gluck, Leslie Iwerks, Colette Mullenhoff and Jeff Taylor have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2018–2019 membership roster to 25.Ayer is a director, producer and screenwriter whose credits include “Bright,” “Suicide Squad,” “Fury,” “Sabotage,” “End of Watch,” “Street Kings” and “Harsh Times.”  He also wrote screenplays for several acclaimed features, including “S.W.A.T.,” “Dark Blue,” “Training Day,” “The Fast and the Furious” and “U-571.”  Ayer is...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 91st Academy Awards consideration.Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Oscars Submission Form (OSF) are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:Monday, October 1Animated Feature FilmDocumentary FeatureDocumentary Short SubjectForeign Language FilmAnimated Short FilmLive Action Short FilmThursday, November 15General Entry categories (including Best Picture)Original ScoreOriginal SongThe submission process may be initiated online at submissions.oscars.org. ...
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Scripts to be performed at live read in NovemberThree individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 8, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the sixth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts.The 2018 winners are (listed...
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The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the 45th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.  The 2018 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)Shae Demandt, “Reanimated,” Florida State...
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The Academy Foundation announces its slate of upcoming Los Angeles and New York events for the season. Check back often, as tickets become available closer to each event:Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (1945)September 17 - 7:30 p.m.Linwood Dunn Theater, HollywoodWith special guest Arianne Ulmer Cipes. Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation in collaboration with Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, the Museum of Modern Art and the Cinémathèque Française. Restoration funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.Women in Indie AnimationSeptember 21 - 7 p.m.
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KEY DATES FOR THE 92ND OSCARS ANNOUNCEDWhile remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies, the Academy announced today that it will not present the new Oscars category at the upcoming 91st awards. The Academy recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released.  The Board of Governors continues to be actively engaged in discussions, and will examine and seek additional input regarding this category. “There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we...
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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 4) to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.  The three Oscar® statuettes and Thalberg Award will be presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors...
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Read the full list of the 2018 Student Academy Awards finalists below and learn more about our program at http://oscars.org/saa.Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)Sang Hyoun Han aka DOMCAKE, "Emunah," School of Visual ArtsShae Demandt, "Reanimated," Florida State UniversityNatalia Hermida, "Transient Passengers (Experiment Number NÜN)," Chapman UniversityAnimation (Domestic Film Schools)Victoria Lopez and Ji young Na, "Attack of the Potato Clock," Ringling College of Art and DesignYu Yu, "Daisy," University of Southern CaliforniaAlex Avagimian, "Little Bandits," ...
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Founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios, and Weta DigitalThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation today launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.“We are thrilled to partner with The Linux Foundation for...
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John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 7) by the organization’s Board of Governors.Also elected to officer positions by the Board:• Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)• Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)• Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)• Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)• Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)• David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration...
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