According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences recently went on a Treat Yo’ Self shopping spree and came home with a miniature spaceship prop that was used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Show More Summary
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a feather into the cap of its under-construction museum by purchasing an iconic prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey: the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Spherical Space Shuttle. Read more...
Some of the most aggressive contemporary purveyors of information, journalistic and otherwise, are betting on feature-length motion pictures.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday bought the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle from "2001: A Space Odyssey" at Premiere Props' Hollywood Extravaganza Auction for $344,000.
Proving they are serious about getting top drawer content for their new Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has added a biggie with the $344,000 successful auction bid yesterday for the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Space Shuttle from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Show More Summary
Roger Mayer, a philanthropist and former studio executive who served as the chairman of the Motion Picture and Television Fund for eight years, died Tuesday, the MPTF said today. He was 89. A Yale Law School grad and WWII Army vet, Mayer...Show More Summary
Ze Frank is educated and smart. I’ve never come across that combination in the music business. No, that’s wrong. There’s Cliff Burnstein, who’s a few credits shy of a Ph.D. in math. What do they say at Q Prime? To do all the superfluous work and allow Cliff time to think, because when Cliff thinks […] The post BuzzFeed Motion Pictures appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.
George Fischbeck, the passionate TV weatherman on KABC’s dominant Eyewitness News in the 1970s and ’80s, died today at at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills. The local icon known as “Dr. George” was...Show More Summary
John F. Nash Jr., the brilliant but troubled mathematician portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 motion picture "A Beautiful Mind," has been awarded the prestigious Abel Prize in mathematics, along with another American mathematician,...Show More Summary
Paramount Pictures UK has released a motion poster for "Terminator Genisys" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, and JK Simmons. Alan Taylor directed the film from a screenplay written by Patrick Lussier & Laeta Kalogridis. Show More Summary
The Board Of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will have their first meeting tonight since this year’s Oscar show, the lowest rated since 2009, and the agenda for these post-show meetings usually revolves around a review of the Oscarcast in order to get feedback on what worked and what didn’t. Show More Summary
The use of optical sound-on-film recording on early movie films revolutionized the motion picture industry and remained the standard method of audio recording in that medium for more than 80 years. Now researchers from the University...Show More Summary
The reshuffling comes as Marc Evans replaces Adam Goodman as president of the studio's motion picture group. read more
Vimeo—the video-sharing service for people who are really into three-axis gimbal stabilizers, anamorphic flares, and Voigtlander Nokton lenses—is about as close as filmmaking’s tech side has to a social media hub, a bottomless archive...Show More Summary
The trailer for Paper Towns is here, bringing with it Cara Delevingne's first major role in a motion picture (and her surprisingly good American accent). The premise is familiar manic-pixie-dream-girl territory, with Delevingne's character—whose...Show More Summary
Last night (March 19) she debuted her new single “Feel The Light” on “American Idol” and earlier today Jennifer Lopez premiered the accompanying music video. Fresh from the original motion picture soundtrack of “Home,” the new ditty evokes a spirit of power and endless possibilities. Show More Summary
“When I was a kid, this was my favorite place in the whole world.” Under normal life circumstances, this is a harmless enough utterance. In a motion picture in which the place is a national park that the ostensible hero insists he remembers...Show More Summary
There are undoubtedly some places from motion pictures that we wish really existed. Whether it's The Grid from TRON or Hill Valley in the year 2015 from Back to the Future Part II or Walley World from National Lampoon's Vacation. Unfortunately, it's just not possible unless you happen to have been able to be on the set of those films. Show More Summary
“Jurassic Park is brought to life in LEGO as a father, daughter and all their friends combine over $100,000 worth of LEGO pieces to make an epic stop-motion animation.” (more…)