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"Revenge of the Jedi" Trailer Unearthed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences uncovered this rare copy of "Episode VI's" trailer with the word "Revenge" in the title.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs mum on diversity debate at Chapman University commencement

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs addressed this year's graduates of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts as the keynote commencement speaker on Saturday, assuring them that there has never been a better time to enter the film business...

20 Filmmakers on the Art and Habits of Screenwriting

Hollywood’s Happiest Couple: Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, screening at Film Forum today and Monday, May 16 as part of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Spotlight on Screenwriting series, will highlight the best of Wilder and Brackett’s collaborations. For over a decade, the men worked on 13 films, including Academy Award-winners The […]

The Cast Of Disney’s “Beauty & The Beast” Reunite For Film’s 25th Anniversary

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of acclaimed animated classic Beauty and the Beast with a reunion at its Beverly Hills Headquarters this week. Though lead voice actors Paige O’Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast) and Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) will be in attendance, the film’s main... Read more »

New York's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences embraces downtown screening venues

Despite having lost its New York home at Lighthouse International on East 59th St. last August, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going ahead with its second annual... To view the full story, click the title link.

Academy Sues Broker For Reselling Oscar Tickets, Infringing Trademark

And the lawsuit goes to … Key Access. The Oscar ceremony is invite-only, but the group behind the annual shindig says the Los Angeles ticket broker sold some ducats to this year’ event. Now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...Show More Summary

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. The exhibit features...Show More Summary

Motion picture academy clarifies new voting rules amid member anger

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Facing an angry outcry among some of its members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors circulated a letter to its members on Monday aimed at clarifying new membership rules announced in January.  Under the new rules, which were enacted in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite...

An exclusive shot of “ROTGUT” pics, promo art and release details, plus trailer

2 months agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

The worms crawl in, the worms bore out in the gross-out practical-FX shocker ROTGUT. Jump past the jump for the full release info, plus exclusive photos and promo art as well as the official trailer. Camp Motion Pictures will release ROTGUT to DVD and digital platforms September 6, and gave us the scoop that the […]

Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Votes For Major Change In How Oscar’s Board Is Elected

EXCLUSIVE: In a continuing effort to add transparency to the way the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences operates, the Board Of Governors voted at Tuesday night’s meeting to make a major change in the way members of their Board are chosen. Show More Summary

Aftermath of the Film "Concussion": Reflections on a Disappointing and Dangerous Marriage

This blog is about the film "Concussion." It is also about a marriage that I see between two powerful American institutions, the NFL and the Academy of Motional Picture Arts and Sciences. Theirs has shown itself to be a union that, for the public good, is desperately in need of ASAP counseling. Show More Summary

Who were Gregory Peck's favorite actors and other secrets of the trade

April 5 marks the centennial of actor Gregory Peck’s birth. Known for portraying men of conviction on screen, Peck was one off-screen as well, serving as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and outspokenly supporting liberal causes. Below are some of our favorite quotes...

Shatner, sharks and more in B-movie documentary “THEY CAME FROM THE SWAMP”

2 months agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

A major force in independent genre filmmaking from decades past is the subject of a new feature-length documentary being released on DVD next month. Read on for the details and cover art. Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures, who has previously created DVD/Blu-ray making-of pieces on FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM, TWINS OF EVIL, […]

Chris Rock Takes Blame For Oscars Asian Joke: Academy Knew It Was Coming, Rehearsed In Front Of Hundreds

Chris Rock has been under fire for his joke about Asians for nearly three weeks now. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized for Rock’s offensive and stereotypical remarks only now, according to CNN. Chris Rock made stereotypical remarks about Asians while hosting the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on February 28.... Show More Summary

The Academy’s Response to #OscarsSoWhite Is Huge — But There’s No Guarantee It Will Work

Welcome to Hollywood Signs, a new monthly column by Mark Harris. On the morning of Tuesday, March 15, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ attempt to solve its diversity problem was interrupted by... a diversity problem. Even as the AMPAS Board of Governors — 51 people (49... More »

Sony Pictures’ Tom Rothman Named Member Of The National Council On The Arts

Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group Chairman Tom Rothman has been appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the National Council on the Arts, the organization has announced. The advisory body of National Endowment...Show More Summary

The Academy's nonapology was not appreciated.

"It pains us that any aspect of the show was considered offensive, and I apologize for any hurt the skits caused," wrote the chief executive of Academy of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dawn Hudson in response to a complaint by...Show More Summary

Behind Oscars’ Latest Diversity Moves: Why Nuns And Retirees Still Might Get To Vote

Well, it doesn’t look like Oscar will be kicking any nuns or many senior citizens to the curb after all. With Tuesday’s clarification of what “active voters” really means, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences might have dodged a potential bullet. Show More Summary

The Academy Adds Diversity to Leadership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new additions to its leadership on Tuesday in the wake of this year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs appointed Reginald Hudlin (directors branch),...Show More Summary

Takei Blasts Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

This year’s Oscars have already been presented, but controversy is still causing ill-will. The problems for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

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