Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors. A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch.
“I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and taking another step toward inclusion, one that will bring new ideas a...
CHERYL BOONE ISAACS RE-ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT
Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors.
Also elected to officer positions by the Board:
· Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
· John Bailey, Vice Presi...
Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects focus on female screenwriters in the early years of American cinema and the representation of slavery in Classical Hollywood films. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award Kornhaber and Scott the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals.
“Both Kornhaber and...
Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died this august in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 92.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I was a member of the Board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand his dedication to the Academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling. Our condolences go out to his lo...
12 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AREAS UNDER INVESTIGATION
FOR 2016 OSCARS®
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars®.
These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.
The deadline to submit additional entri...
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OIFF is at its 4th edition with some important news, the live screening reserved for the winners in the beautiful city of Turin. After the official selection all the finalists will compete in the contest for 12 days in January 2017 (January 20th-31st). Members of a competent jury are in charge to nominate the best short and the best feature. The winning films will be played in a theatre in Turin next winter and they will also get a prize of 500 dollars.
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