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What Does The Film Academy Have In Common With The Harper Valley PTA? We May Find Out

As they move to enforce new standards of conduct in the post-Weinstein era, governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been promising not to become, as their president John Bailey said in October, “an inquisitorial court.” But they might find it harder to keep from looking like a movie-land version of “The Harper Valley PTA.” 579 more words

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Academy and NASA Will Feature Panel On 'Hidden Figures/Modern Figures'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council is bringing NASA scientists to Hollywood. The Council will hold a panel called “Hidden Figures/Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema and Space Travel” with NASA, on Wednesday, November 29, at 7:30PM at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. 114 more words

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Oscar Contenders: Hot Tips for Award-Campaign First-Timers

This is the honeymoon time for Oscar hopefuls, when every movie and every individual seem like a potential nominee. But it’s also a stressful period for first-timers, who’ve never been associated with an awards contender and have heard horror stories about the campaign trail. 525 more words


Finally, The Oscars Are All About Harvey Weinstein

In a season of audience indifference and uncertain awards prospects, one thing is certain about the Oscar ceremony on March 4: Harvey Weinstein will be there. 556 more words

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Sex Abuse Silence Is Over, But Even The Academy Is Entitled To A Defense

Almost nothing is quite as simple as it looks. Certainly not sexual harassment and accusations thereof—as insiders at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are well aware, notwithstanding last Saturday’s summary expulsion of Harvey Weinstein following dozens of claims that he had sexually abused actresses and others over the years. 591 more words

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Academy Kicks Out Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after an emergency board meeting on Saturday. He is no longer a member and has been stripped of his voting rights. 219 more words