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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2018–19 Board of Governors, who assume their posts as of July 1. Those elected to the Board for the first time are:Alfred Molina, Actors BranchTom Duffield, Designers BranchSusanne Bier, Directors BranchBonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation BranchIncumbent governors reelected to the Board include:Bernard Telsey, Casting Directors BranchDaryn Okada, Cinematographers BranchRory Kennedy, Documentary BranchJim Gianopulos, Executives BranchCarol Littleton, Film Editors BranchLois Burwell, Makeup...
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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced that Brendan Connell, Jr. has been named its new Chief Operating Officer.Beginning June 20, Connell’s duties will include oversight and management of operations, administration, and finance, among other areas. He will also serve as a core member of the Museum’s leadership team overseeing the construction of the new facility and is the key strategist in establishing operating procedures and processes for the museum.Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum, said, “The Academy Museum is thrilled to welcome Brendan...
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In Celebration, Collection Highlights Exhibited at Public Screening of “Alice Adams” on June 4 at the AcademyLOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a donation to the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive from George Stevens, Jr., the award-winning filmmaker and founder of the American Film Institute.  The acquisition of papers and films documenting his creative career and public service extends the coverage of the Stevens Family collection, which now spans five generations and is one of the most comprehensive family...
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WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, JOHN WATERS, DEBBIE HARRY,AMY TAN, BARRY JENKINS, MARGARET CHO, RICHARD M. SHERMAN AND MORE The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its summer programming lineup this week for both Los Angeles and New York.  A full schedule and tickets for the screenings can be found here: oscars.org/summer-at-the-academy.Schedule is as follows.  Participants listed will be in attendance (schedules permitting).JUNESIDEWAYS (2004) – June 1 – 7 p.m.Academy at Metrograph, New York CityWith Oscar-winning co-writer Jim Taylor.GEORGE STEVENS...
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The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 91st Academy Awards®.Submission deadlines for awards eligibility have been changed.  There is now one submission deadline – Monday, October 1, 2018 – for the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories.  The submission deadline for Best Picture and all other categories is Thursday, November 15, by 5 p.m. PT.In the Music categories, all members of the Music Branch will view films...
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THE OSCARS AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORKThe Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 91st Oscars®. The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2019.Academy key dates for the 2018 Awards season are:Sunday, November 18, 2018                       Governors AwardsMonday, January 7, 2019                ...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Daniel Fellman has been named governor of the Academy’s Executives Branch. Fellman will serve out the remainder of William Mechanic’s term which concludes on June 30, 2019. Mechanic announced his resignation from the Board on April 12.Fellman returns to the Board after previously serving one term as governor from 2014-2017.Per the Academy’s bylaws, should any vacancy occur in the Board of Governors because of the death, resignation or disqualification of a Governor before the end of that Governor’s term, that vacancy will be...
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Additional support awarded to Film Archives impacted by natural disasters:Cinemateca de Cuba, Permanencia Voluntaria and Archivo de Imagenes en MovimientoThe Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today recipients of its 2018 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants.  In addition to the 51 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants awarded, the grants committee set aside $15,000 to help with the recovery efforts at three international archives devastated by hurricanes and earthquakes in 2017.  Those archives are Cinemateca de Cuba in Cuba, Permanencia Voluntaria...
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Panel discussions with Academy members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, and industry professionals live-streamed on Oscars.orgNew York, NY - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its inaugural Careers in Film Summit: New York on Saturday, April 14th at the Time Warner Center in New York City.  The half-day event will provide both high school and college students and educators the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from Academy members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals...
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Winners Eligible for OscarsThe Academy is now accepting entries for its 2018 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1.The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution. The international competition allows two options for students at international film schools to submit their films.  In addition to CILECT-member schools...
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