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As Cosby And Polanski Exit The Film Academy, Memories Of A Past Oscar Linger

Inevitably, Hollywood’s Great Awakening caught up with Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski on Tuesday night, as the governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel the two in keeping with the group’s new ethical conduct rules. 642 more words

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Mechanic's Resignation Letter Sets The Agenda For An Academy Board Election That Starts Monday

Come Monday, film producer and executive Bill Mechanic’s sizzling letter of resignation from the governing board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—which he has since said was not intended for public consumption—will set the agenda for what might be the most interesting Academy board election since, well, ever. 666 more words

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Film Academy President John Bailey On Sex Harassment: "That Did Not Happen"

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey has issued a letter to his staff denying recent sexual harassment allegations made against him. 437 more words

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This Year's Invitees To The Film Academy May Want To Conduct A Risk Assessment

Many in the next class of invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will have to conduct an exercise that didn’t trouble their predecessors: That is, a risk assessment. 480 more words

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The Oscars Find A New Revenue Stream: Merchandise In A Pop-Up Store Along The Red Carpet

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has found a new revenue stream that could help finance those gazillions of dollars in Oscar bonds — or, more likely, will collect enough to buy lunch for the Academy staff. 93 more words

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Three Weeks Out, The Oscar Audience Is Caught Napping

Three weeks and a day before the Oscar ceremony, those supposedly vibrant, film-hungry viewers of the seasonal contenders are still curled up in a ball. By now, they should be pouring into theaters to sample Best Picture nominees that have been primed, promoted, and prepped for the big night—March 4—with an armload of pre-Oscar honors. 456 more words

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Oscar and Academy Grapple With a Series of 21st Century Curveballs

Be careful what you wish for.

For a long time, some members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences worried that Oscars were becoming irrelevant, due to the glut of awards shows and declining ratings. 555 more words