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Actors Zoey Deutch, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rodrigo Santoro and Vince Vaughn will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Effie Brown (“Dear White People”) returns to produce, and Rodrigo Garcia (“Mother and Child”) returns to direct for the fifth consecutive year.Deutch recently starred in the feature film “Before I Fall.” Her credits include “Rebel in the Rye,” “Why Him...
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Far-Reaching Contribution from Bloomberg Philanthropies for Digital Engagement, and Naming Gifts from Netflix, the Charles V. Roven Family Foundation and the Thomas Spiegel Family FoundationKerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, today announced three major gifts toward the creation of this institution, bringing fundraising to more than $300M, nearly 80 percent of its $388M campaign goal. When it opens in 2019, the Academy Museum will be the world’s premier film museum—located in Los Angeles, the acknowledged moviemaking capital of the world.Bob Iger, CEO of the...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 44th Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by actors Amber Tamblyn and Andy Serkis, producer DeVon Franklin and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson.The 2017 Student Academy Award winners are:Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)Gold: “Opera of Cruelty,” Max R. A. Fedore, New York UniversityAnimation (Domestic Film Schools)Gold: “In a Heartbeat,”...
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Actors Amber Tamblyn and Andy Serkis, producer DeVon Franklin and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 44th Student Academy Awards® on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The awards ceremony caps a week of industry activities for the 17 winning student filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad.Amber Tamblyn was born and raised in Venice, California, and is a third-generation Californian. She has been a writer and actress since the age of nine. She has been nominated for an Emmy®,...
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A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®.  Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants.The 2017 submissions are:Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat, director;Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi, director;Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb, director;Argentina, “Zama,” Lucrecia Martel, director;Armenia, “Yeva,” Anahit Abad, director;Australia, “The Space Between,” Ruth Borgobello, director;Austria, “Happy End,” Michael...
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Panel discussions with Academy members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, industry professionals live-streamed on Oscars.orgThe Academy will present its 3rd annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 14, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The day-long event will provide high school and college students 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 about the skills, education and hard work required to achieve success. ...
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Nafees Bin Zafar, Maryann Brandon, Bill Corso, Andrea Kalas, Ai-Ling Lee, Leon Silverman and Steve Yedlin have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2017–2018 membership roster to 25.Nafees Bin Zafar, a technology development supervisor at Digital Domain, has worked in live-action visual effects and feature animation for the past 17 years. He received a 2007 Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for his work on the development of Digital Domain’s fluid simulation system, and a 2014 Academy...
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Scripts to be performed at live read in NovemberFour individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2017 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 2, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the fifth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will be reading selected scenes from the winning scripts.The 2017 winners are (listed...
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RON MEYER TO LEAD NEWLY ESTABLISHED MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES Museum Leadership, Curatorial Staff, and Plans for Museum Experience UnveiledThe Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. This commitment—the largest gift to the Academy Museum Campaign—brings the museum’s fundraising success to $288 million, nearly 75% of its $388 million goal. In recognition of their generosity, the May Company Building will now be named the Saban Building. The Museum further announces that Ron Meyer, the distinguished...
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ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS®The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):...
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