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Special screenings of “Purple Rain” and “King of Jazz,” plus the return of The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl The Academy will highlight the art of film music with three programs in August: the West Coast restoration premiere of “King of Jazz,” a tribute screening of “Purple Rain” with members of the cast and crew, and a live concert celebration of The Black Movie Soundtrack, featuring Oscar®-winning recording artist Common and guests.  The events will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and at the Hollywood Bowl.The schedule is as...
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Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch.  “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and taking another step toward inclusion, one that will bring new ideas and perspectives as we continue to expand our global outreach while leading our community forward.” Those elected to the...
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The Academy celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Academy Film Archive with the screening series “Archival Revival – 25 years of the Academy Film Archive,” curated from the extensive, diverse collection of motion pictures that the archive has restored and preserved. The series, which runs from July 18 through September 12, will showcase a broad range of titles – musicals, documentaries, silent films, Pre-Code comedies, experimental films and horror classics.In 1991 the Academy’s Board of Governors made a commitment to create a world-class archive for the preservation, restoration,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 89th 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: Scientific and Technical Awards   Wednesday, July 13 Documentary Short Subject    Thursday, September 1 Documentary Feature    Tuesday, September 20 Animated Short Film            Monday, October 3 Live Action...
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CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 89th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting (Tuesday night, 6/28).  The most significant changes affect the Los Angeles qualifying run required in most categories, and the New York qualifying run required in the Documentary Feature category.   To be eligible for 2016 Academy Awards consideration in most categories, a feature-length film will still need to complete a Los Angeles qualifying run of at least seven consecutive...
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The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars®.  The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017. Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are:   Saturday, November 12, 2016   Governors Awards  Thursday, January 5, 2017 Nominations voting opens Friday, January 13, 2017 Nominations voting closesTuesday, January 24, 2017 Oscar Nominations AnnouncementMonday, February 6, 2017Oscar Nominees LuncheonSaturday, February 11, 2017Scientific and Technical Awards Monday,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 683 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 2016.18 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 an invitation-only reception in the fall.Learn more: ...
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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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