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Diversity Initiatives Are ‘Way Overdue,’ Academy President Says

John Bailey, the newly elected leader of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says he is ready to address the organization’s challenges.

New film academy President John Bailey on diversifying Hollywood: 'I’ve been involved where it really counts'

Two days after he became president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey celebrated his 75th birthday. He and his wife of 45 years, Oscar-nominated film editor Carol Littleton, enjoyed a late dinner together once she arrived home from work. The next day, Bailey presided...

Surprise Choice For New President Of Motion Picture Academy

"In a meeting on Tuesday evening at the academy's Beverly Hills headquarters, the group's 54-member board of governors, including such Hollywood luminaries as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, elected...Show More Summary

Essential California: Meet the film academy's new president

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, Aug. 10, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES And the president is... With the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a crossroads after two years of controversy and turbulence unlike...

What newly elected president John Bailey means for the film academy's future

With the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a crossroads after two years of controversy and turbulence unlike anything in its nearly 90-year history, many within the group’s leadership ranks were looking for a steady hand. The academy’s 54-member board of governors — including such...

Reebok Just Sent an Open Letter to the Academy Awards Asking for a New Award to Honor Fitness Trainers

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named a new academy president Tuesday night, cinematographer John Bailey. Today, less than 24 hours after the announcement, Reebok president Matt O'Toole released an open letter to Bailey asking that the academy honor the people who help actors get into fighting shape for the screen--namely, trainers. "We...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Newly Elected President Could Mark a Return to Conservatism

After weeks of speculation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors—a group that includes high-powered names like Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Kennedy, and Steven Spielberg—finally elected their next...Show More Summary

New film academy president John Bailey is not as boring as you might think

John Bailey is the newly elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (after Tuesday night’s vote), prompting two immediate questions. 1) What happened to Laura Dern, presumed to be everyone’s choice (and Academy Chief Executive Dawn Hudson’s pick) for the job? 2) Who on...

Cinematographer Elected President of Motion Picture Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected a new president, with the Board of Governors selecting veteran cinematographer John Bailey for a one-year term, the AP reports. Bailey succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has held the office...

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Names New President

The cinematographer John Bailey, whose work includes the Oscar-winner “Ordinary People,” will take over the ceremonial post from Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Veteran cinematographer elected film academy president

Cinematographer John Bailey is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization's board of governors elected Bailey to a one-year term late Tuesday. He … Click to Continue »

Film academy elects cinematographer John Bailey as its new president

Cinematographer John Bailey, whose credits include such films as “Ordinary People,” “The Big Chill,” and “Groundhog Day,” will be the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, charged with helping to lead the nearly 90-year-old institution through the next phase of its ongoing...

In A Surprise Twist, John Bailey Named Film Academy President

In a surprise twist, cinematographer John Bailey became the 36th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night. Bailey, a 74-year-old film veteran with a long record of Academy service, had been quietly talking...Show More Summary

Laura Dern Could Be The Next Academy President, If We're Very Lucky

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be electing their next president Tuesday night. [ more › ]

In the latest step in its transformation, the motion picture academy prepares to choose a new president

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is getting ready to announce a new big winner – though this time, for better or worse, there will be no envelope to open in front of millions of TV viewers. On Tuesday at 6 p.m, the academy's 54-member board of governors — including such boldfaced...

Oscars: Academy Seeks Submissions For Science & Technical Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is looking to recognize “individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation” in 11 areas, and has opened a 12-day submissions window for the 2017 Scientific and Technical Awards. The...Show More Summary

In The Tea Leaves Of Summer, Some (Speculative) Outlines Of A Laura Dern Presidency At The Film Academy

"It's just speculation at the moment," Laura Dern told the Los Angeles Times last month, describing talk that she has become a prospect for the presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when new officers are elected on August 8. Show More Summary

As lines continue to blur in entertainment AMPAS looks to TV talent to help diversify its ranks

Going to television once meant your film career was over. Now, it can mean you will be bestowed one of the highest honors in Hollywood: an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In a move to diversify the 90-year-old organization’s mainly white, mainly male ranks, and...

Oscar Voting Pool Becomes (A Bit) More Diverse As Academy Adds Largest New Class Ever

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced "that it would increase the Oscar voting pool to 8,427 people - a record high - by extending membership invitations to 774 entertainment industry professionals... If all the invitations are accepted, female membership would rise to 28 percent, from 27 percent. The percentage of minority […]

Indie Focus: Savvy summer fun with 'Okja,' 'Baby Driver' and 'The Little Hours'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its newest group of invitees for membership this week, the largest-ever class with 774 industry professionals from around the...

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