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Academy Unveils New Exhibition Celebrating Gregory Peck's Centennial

In honor of his 100th birthday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Wednesday evening unveiled Gregory Peck: A Centennial Celebration Exhibition at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center For Motion Picture Study. 681 more words


AMPAS Opens Board Candidacy To All Members, Setting Major Change For Oscar's Leaders

EXCLUSIVE: In its continuing effort to add transparency to the way the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences operates, the Board Of Governors approved Tuesday night a major change in the way their own  members are chosen. 2,174 more words


Academy Increases Diversity Push by Adding Three Governors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences furthered its efforts at diversity by adding three members to the board of governors, and six members to various board committees. 727 more words


Academy Board Eyes More Changes to Boost Oscar Diversity

The Academy board of directors will gather March 15 in their first meeting since the Feb. 28 Oscarcast. But don’t expect any decisions on changing the ceremonies or Oscar rules (e.g., the proposed return to 10 best pics) until summer. 809 more words


Christina Kounelias Joins Participant From Academy of Motion Pictures

Participant Media has named veteran marketing exec Christina Kounelias to a newly created post as executive VP of worldwide marketing and communications.

Kounelias comes to Participant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, where she was the first-ever chief marketing officer. 400 more words


First Oscars Handed Out As Academy Presents Sci-Tech Awards In Lively Ceremony

The ABC Broadcast of the Oscars may not be until two weeks from today, but for all intents and purposes the show started last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel where, in an elegant and, yes, actually  916 more words


Motion Picture Academy Hands Out Sci-Tech Awards

Recipients of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Scientific and Technical Awards may be mostly engineers and physicists, but it was the chemistry between Jason Segel and Olivia Munn that carried the night on Saturday as the Oscar-granting org gave out honors for achievement in the disciplines that underpin the entire movie industry. 267 more words