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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


Oscars: David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to Produce Telecast

David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Academy Awards, to be held Feb. 28, 2016.

It’s an interesting combination of veterans who represent, respectively, the worlds of live television and the film world. 596 more words


Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Governors Awards Oscars

Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscars and Debbie Reynolds will be given the Hersholt Humanitarian Award Nov. 14 at the seventh annual Governors Awards. 348 more words


Student Academy Award Winners Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 15 students as winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition. The 15 winners were chosen from a field of 33 finalists, whittled down from a record number of entries — 1,686 films from 282 domestic and 93 international colleges and universities, according to the Academy. 267 more words

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