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Academy Steps Up Its Digital Growth With Summer Projects

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has launched a streaming video site, IfYouLoveMovies.watch, to showcase videos in its collection. The move is one of several summer projects in which the Acad is seeking to extend its digital footprint. 193 more words


Roger Mayer Dies; Longtime MPTF Chairman Was 89

Roger Mayer, a philanthropist and former studio executive who served as the chairman of the Motion Picture and Television Fund for eight years, died Tuesday, the MPTF said today. 215 more words


Academy Ready to Weigh Oscarcast, but Not Best-Picture Questions

At its upcoming March 24 board meeting, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is expected to conduct a serious post-mortem on the Feb. 22 Oscar show, which drew lukewarm reaction from the audience and a significant 16% drop in ratings from last year. 686 more words


Final 2015 Oscar Predictions-UPDATE

I am changing Best Picture to Birdman and leaving Linklater for Director. They did the right thing last year and chose 12 Years a Slave for picture and Alfonso Cuarón for Director. 159 more words

Oscars Slammed By Congressman Over "Lack Of Diversity" & Studio Bosses CC'd

Just days before the 87th annual Oscars Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) suddenly wants to take Hollywood to task for what he says is his “shock at the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscars nominees.” CC-ing half of Hollywood, the fairly representative of California’s 29th District sent wide a letter today to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs requesting a meeting to discuss what Cárdenas says is the “unfortunate” situation of “such a revered American institution fail to fully reflect our nation.” ( 934 more words

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WATCH: 'Selma' Star David Oyelowo Says Academy Prefers 'Subservient' Black Roles

“Selma” star David Oyelowo addressed the controversy over the film’s Oscar snubs at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Sunday, admitting that he believes “we, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient; when we are not being leaders or kings or being in the center of our own narrative, driving it forward.” 486 more words


Last Year's Academy Awards Cost More Than $40 Million

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released its yearly report on Wednesday, which revealed the budget for the 2014 Oscar season: $40.8 million. 118 more words