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Dr. Ross Melnick and Dr. James Tweedie have been named 2017 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects focus on Hollywood’s foreign ownership and operation of movie theaters and the history and theory of Hollywood production design.  The Academy’s Grants Committee will award Melnick and Tweedie each a $25,000 Film Scholars grant on the basis of their proposals."The Academy is delighted to support the noteworthy efforts of Melnick and Tweedie, whose unique visions will illuminate fundamental aspects of Hollywood history...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today a yearlong residency at Metrograph Theaters in New York City, beginning July 24, that will showcase high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists. The series will begin...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2017–18 Board of Governors.Those elected to the Board for the first time are:Whoopi Goldberg, Actors BranchMandy Walker, Cinematographers BranchIsis Mussenden, Costume Designers BranchWynn P. Thomas, Designers BranchKimberly Peirce, Directors BranchDavid Linde, Executives BranchChristina Kounelias, Public Relations BranchThomas R. Sito, Short Films and Feature Animation BranchTeri E. Dorman, Sound BranchLarry Karaszewski, Writers BranchIncumbent governors reelected to the Board include:Lora Kennedy, Casting...
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The Academy will pay tribute to director-producer Richard Donner with an evening of personal anecdotes, film clips spanning his prolific career and special appearances by friends and colleagues on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.Guests to take the stage with Donner include actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Jeff B. Cohen, Carol Kane, Joseph Mazzello, David Morse, Ke Huy Quan and John Savage; producer and president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige; writer, president and chief creative officer at DC Entertainment Geoff Johns; writer Brian...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a special screening of director Theodore Witcher's "love jones" on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will reunite stars Nia Long, Larenz Tate and Isaiah Washington, and feature a panel discussion with Witcher and others.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "Spotlight on Crafts: Music & Sound," a spring and summer series illuminating the art of sound for motion pictures and the significant influence it has in film. The series will begin on May 20 at various venues in New York City and include onstage conversations and screenings of acclaimed films.Screening information as follows:"THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD"(1938)Saturday, May 20 - Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street in New York CityCo-presented by Film Forum, featuring special guests Ben Burtt & Craig BarronJoin Oscar®-winning...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a special screening of the Oscar®-nominated animated feature "Bambi" in honor of the film's 75th anniversary on Monday, May 15 at 7:30p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin, the evening will feature a panel discussion with voice actors Donnie Dunagan (voice of young Bambi), Peter Behn (voice of young Thumper), animator Andreas Deja and production designer Paul Felix."Bambi" earned three Oscar nominations for Music – Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Music – Song, and Sound...
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The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. "This year, the grants will support non–profit organizations in 24 communities across the country, reach underserved high school students, support emerging and mid–career filmmakers of all ages, and will provide unique opportunities for enrichment and engagement with the cinematic community and its artists," said Buffy Shutt, chair of the Academy's grants committee. The Academy's FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants were established to identify and...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced special public programing, from April 26-May 1, in conjunction with the 2017 Film Librarians Conference - Documenting Cinema: Film Librarianship in the 21st Century and the 2017 FIAF Conference. Screenings will include a preview of a the new documentary "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story," "Party Girl" in 35mm, a Spanish-language double feature, and "Interstellar" in 70mm with three-time Oscar® nominee Christopher Nolan.Screening information as follows:2017 Film Librarians Conference - Documenting Cinema: Film...
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Sixteen Entertainment Industry Partners Participate in Pilot YearIn June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will launch Academy Gold, a new entertainment industry-wide summer internship and mentoring program that will expand opportunities for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  This initiative will afford top film entertainment, technology, production services and digital media companies an opportunity to recruit and educate a nationwide pool of diverse talent.  The Academy also will build an alumni database to track the professional...
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