Academy Names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine Simmons to the position of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. Simmons, president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, will assume her new role in January, reporting directly to Hudson. Simmons will be responsible for the day-to-day […]

Academy’s Science And Technology Council Adds 6 New Members

David Ayer, Rod Bogart, Theo Gluck, Leslie Iwerks, Colette Mullenhoff and Jeff Taylor have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2018–2019 membership roster to 25. Ayer is a director, producer and screenwriter whose credits include “Bright,” “Suicide Squad,” “Fury,” “Sabotage,” […]

Academy Reveals Winning Nicholl Screenwriters

Scripts to be performed at live read in November Three individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2018 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 & […]

‘The Exorcist’ 45th Anniversary, ‘The War Room’ 25th Anniversary, ‘A Christmas Story’ Headline The Academy’s Fall Screenings

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its fall programming lineup for both Los Angeles and New York. A full event schedule and ticket information can be found here: www.oscars.org/fall-at-the-academy. Schedule is as follows; participants listed will be in attendance (schedules permitting): SEPTEMBER Edgar G. Ulmer’s “Detour” (1945) – September 17, 7:30 p.m. […]

Academy Reveals 2018 Student Academy Award® Winners

ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS® The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards® 45th competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members.  […]

Academy Determines New Oscars® Category Merits Further Study

While remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies, the Academy announced today that it will not present the new Oscars® category at the upcoming 91st awards. The Academy recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released. The Board of Governors continues […]

The Academy To Honour Kathleen Kennedy, Marvin Levy, Frank Marshall, Lalo Schifrin, Cicely Tyson At 2018 Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 4) to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. The three Oscar® statuettes and Thalberg Award will […]

8 Scientific And Technical Areas Under Investigation For 2018 Oscars®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that eight distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2018 Oscars®. These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. The deadline to submit […]

Producer Jennifer Todd Voted To Academy Board Of Governors In Runoff Election

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Jennifer Todd has won the runoff election for the open Producers Branch seat on the 2018–19 Board of Governors.  Todd joins incumbents Albert Berger and Mark Johnson in representing the branch and will assume her post as of July 1. Todd and Jason Blum […]

The Academy Announces 2018 Film Scholars Grant Recipients

Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place […]

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