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Academy President Says "We Stand In Solidarity" With The French

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs got things rolling at tonight’s Governors Awards ceremony with a pointed acknowledgement of tragic events in Paris. “We stand in solidarity in support of France and the French people,” Boone Isaacs said. 168 more words


Industry Professionals Encourage Students to 'Take Big Swings' at Academy's Careers in Film Summit

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ held their inaugural Careers in Film Summit Saturday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The daylong panel discussions, in partnership with Overbrook Entertainment and President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, gave students from the Los Angeles and Compton Unified School Districts, and the local community the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture business and hear from industry professionals both above and below the line. 445 more words


Academy's Careers Event Will Link Up Students With Industry Pros

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Oct. 17 will launch a Careers in Film Summit, which brings industry pros (above and below the line) to talk with students from the L.A. 402 more words


Academy Delays Museum Opening to Spring 2018 After Avoiding Lawsuit

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is now targeting a spring 2018 opening, a delay of several months due to planning details.

Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences reached an agreement with Fix the City, an advocacy group with concerns about the impact of the museum on the mid-Wilshire neighborhood. 283 more words


Oscar & Diversity: Academy President Talks About How to Bring Change

At a Q&A luncheon Tuesday, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said the org hopes studio executives will expand their thinking in terms of diversity but stated, “The Academy has no power over Hollywood. 392 more words


2015 Nicholl Fellowship Winning Screenwriters Selected

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 30th annual Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. The competition, which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters, awards fellowships with the understanding that recipients will complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. 238 more words

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Guillermo Del Toro and Duplass Brothers Lead Academy’s Fall Programming Slate

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off its fall programming slate with the Duplass brothers and Guillermo del Toro.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills will host the events, with “This Is Duplass: An Evening with Jay and Mark” taking place Oct. 114 more words