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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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Casting Director and Academy governor Bernard Telsey (Into The Woods, A Most Violent Year and Across the Universe Movie) took part in our ongoing Academy Q&A series.Here are some highlights from his hour-long interview.Q: Have you ever watched a film that you didn't cast and said to yourself, "wow, that was great casting?"A: I just had that feeling recently when I saw Selma. I thought the detail that went into that casting from the lead parts down to the one -liners was so specific and so memorable. Every face stayed with me throughout the movie. I couldn't wait...
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Screenwriter Phil Robinson ("Field of Dreams", "All of Me", "Sneakers") took part in our ongoing Academy Q&A series. Here are some highlights from his hour-long interview.Q: As I writer myself I find it hard to stay committed to finishing a script. Do you have any tips for beating writer's block and maintaining a passion for the story?A: My first advice is to not call it "writer's block". Once we give a syndrome a name, it's almost an excuse not to write. What I believe happens when we think we're "blocked" is that we simply don't know what comes next. So when that happens to me...
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Veteran film editor  ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Ali," "A River Runs Through It") Lynzee Klingman answered Ask Me Anything questions on reddit this week as part of our ongoing Academy Q&A series.  Check out the highlights from her hour and a half long interview below. Q:  What sort of things can AE's do to really stand out? A: The assistants I've worked with have become part of my family.  So I need them to be pleasant, have a sense of humor and be very good at their jobs. I worked on film for so long, and I was lucky enough when learning...
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Casting Director and Academy Governor David Rubin (Gravity, Men in Black, Hairspray, The English Patient) took over the Academy's Facebook page today and answered questions from film students, actors, and aspiring casting directors. Check out highlights from his thread. Q: What is the number 1 thing that you look for when casting?A:   I look for compelling and, ideally, unexpected ways of portraying each character. Our choice of each actor must help tell the film's story in a particular way and hopefully gives it a depth and a dynamic that might even go beyond...
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Veteran casting director Lora Kennedy ("Man of Steel", "Argo", "Soapdish") answered Ask Me Anything questions on Reddit this morning.  Here are some highlights from her wide-ranging, hour-long interview: Q. How did you get into casting?A. I was helping a friend on the old MGM lot. One day I went to lunch with his secretary. She had a friend in casting. They started talking and I noticed a huge stack of mail - which I later found out was submissions. I asked her friend if she wanted me to open the mail while they talked.And she said "Great! Do you want to be an intern." I said, "That...
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