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November 19, 2013

Spielberg and Katzenberg each donate $10 million to the Academy Museum

Spielberg and Katzenberg each donate $10 million to the Academy Museum

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(Press Release) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg – The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery. “Steven and Jeffrey share a…

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The State of the Race – Directors Break with Consensus

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One of the more interesting questions in this year’s Oscar race is wondering what the Directors branch is going to do. Will their choices be as strange and random as last year, when only two names from the DGA also made Oscar’s list? In 2012, for the first time in Oscar/DGA history, the Academy ballots were turned in before the Directors Guild announced their five nominees. That meant that Academy’s…

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Emma Thompson to Receive Modern Master Award from SBIFF

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The Santa Barbara Film Fest will honor Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award, their highest honor: Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor actor, screenwriter and producer Emma Thompson with the Modern Master Award at the 29th edition of the Fest, which runs January 30 – February 9, 2014, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place…