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Personal message from Net Objectives' new COO, Marc Danziger

Two months ago, I was contentedly leading my life as a singleton consultant down in Los Angeles. I’d managed to get to work for some pretty cool companies – Amgen, CarsDirect.com, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the Oscars folks), NBC, International Lease Finance Corp. Show More Summary

Oscars Diversity Push Makes the Academy More International, but There’s Still Work to Be Done - Progress, though. Progress!

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This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences admitted a record 322 members, which should boost them over the 7,000-member mark. Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson have both made diversifying the organization a priority, and this is certainly a step in the right direction. Show More Summary

Kung Fu: Walking the Earth Like Caine

The 1970s were the heyday of martial arts motion pictures. Movies were pouring out of Hong Kong, each one more bombastic than the next. Movies like Enter the Dragon, Game of Death and the Five Deadly Venoms featured graphic fight scenes and minority heroes fighting against the white establishment. Show More Summary

New Names Join Familiar Faces on Academy’s Board of Governors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the results of annual elections to its board of governors.

Academy's new board of governors reflects slowly changing demographics

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its newly elected board of governors Friday, a group that reflects the slowly changing demographics of the organization. 

Movie Academy Board Of Governors Election Results Are In; First Tie Since 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the results of its Board of Governors elections. For the first time since in six years, there was a tie one branch’s voting. Larry Karaszewski and Billy Ray are facing aShow More Summary

US Govt. Subsidizes Hollywood Movies Academy Museum With Taxpayer Dollars

The US government subsidizes Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ museum planning even though the organizations earns tens of millions of dollars on its own, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said in a press releas...

Bottoms Up to Daniel Radcliffe!

This week has been an important one for Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe.  Within days of his invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Radcliffe has signed on to a new film project and received another unique honor. Swiss Army Man, also set to star Paul Dano and Mary Elizabeth Winstead,...read more!

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Academy Museum: In the June 25 Calendar section, an article about the Los Angeles City Council approving the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures said that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had sponsored a failed attempt in the 1960s to establish a film museum in Los Angeles. Hollywood...

James Gunn instantly regrets agreeing to read Chris Pratt-penned speech

In one jam-packed 24-hour period last week, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was invited to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, united with geek gods Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion to shoot a cameo...Show More Summary

Film Director Andrei Zvyagintsev Invited to Sit on Oscars Jury

The prominent Russian film director Andrei Zvyagintsev is among the 322 artists and cinema executives invited by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to join the organizations for their “contributions to theatrical motion pictures.”

Motion Picture Academy Invites 322 New Members

The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences, the group responsible for deciding on and dishing out the Oscars, has extended invitations to 322 new potential members, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In recent years, the group has come under heavy scrutiny for its discernible lack of diversity, with the majority... More »

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites 322 to join in diversity effort

Actors David Oyelowo, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Stone and director Justin Lin were among an unusually large and demographically broad group invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs On Diversity Among Members, Searching For New Oscar Producers , And Breaking Ground On The Movie Museum – Interview

After an Oscar season in which the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was blasted for a lack of diversity in their nominations, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs sounded ecstatic on the phone today about the wide range and true diversity represented in the list of 322 new members invited to join the exclusive club this year. Show More Summary

The Academy Sends Out 322 Invitations to Many Famous Stars!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has just sent out invitations to 322 individuals, in favor of diversity! Some of the famous people who have received invitations this year include Emma Stone, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Last year, The Academy sent out 271 invitations, which was [...]

Oscars: The full list of 2015 invitees to the film academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a large and demographically broad group of 322 new members, including David Oyelowo, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Stone and director Justin Lin.

Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Lin among academy invitees

A veteran "Fast & Furious" filmmaker, the actor who played Harry Potter and one of the anchors of the "Pitch Perfect" franchise were among the 322 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday.

Movie Academy Invites: Oscar Winners Eddie Redmayne & JK Simmons Among 332 New Members

This just hit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It’s always a fun list, mostly to see who hadn’t been in before. Will update with more thoughts shortly. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending...Show More Summary

The Academy Is Officially Getting A Museum, Get The Details

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has celebrated achievements in moviemaking for decades. And now they've received official approval to start creating their ultimate love letter to the craft. Announced on Wednesday, the...Show More Summary

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