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Academy Changes Rules for Oscar Voting

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The changes they make seem to impact only the documentary, short and foreign language films. I’m not sure why they don’t require that voters see all of the nominated films in EVERY category to vote. The press release also says they had 90% voter turnout last year. Academy will send ...

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Design for New Academy Theater


©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Studio Pali Fekete architects Quite an ambitious project. Soon this will be one of the must-sees in the city. I’m guessing soon we will never be able to imagine a Los Angeles without it. – More than 30,000 square feet of flexible exhibition galleries – A 15,000-square-foot ...

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Oscar Flashback: The Academy Theater in Inglewood


From Vintage Los Angeles: Academy Theater in Inglewood, Calif – 1940 Photo by Julius Shulman Opened on November 7, 1939 and designed by architect S. Charles Lee, the Academy Theater, a classic Art Moderne style structure, was originally designed to house the Academy Awards. Sadly, however, the Academy Theater never ...

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Picture of the Day – The Academy’s New Movie Museum Mapped Out

Architects: Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali Cost: No man can say. Just kidding, $250 million Will open: 2016 Location: May Company Wilshire building, Wilshire and Fairfax The beef: “Through immersive exhibitions and galleries, special screening rooms, and an interactive education center with demonstration labs, the museum will draw from the ...

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Hawk Koch Elected Academy President

(Press Release) Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office. Koch, who is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing ...

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Oscar Goes Digital

The Academy just sent out the following press release. I will snap any of the digital billboards I see. Many of the films they plan to highlight are those that didn’t win Best Picture. OSCARS® “CELEBRATE THE MOVIES” WITH LAUNCH OF DIGITAL EXHIBITION 84 ICONIC FILM IMAGES SHOWCASED IN ONLINE, ...

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Paramount to provide streaming screeners online

RANGO, SUPER 8 AND LIKE CRAZY LAUNCH FIRST EVER DIGITAL STREAMING PROGRAM FOR AWARDS CONTENDERS Paramount Teams with Deluxe to Debut Pilot Program Providing “For Your Consideration” Online Screeners to the Visual Effects Society HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 11, 2011) – Paramount Pictures announced today that it has teamed with Deluxe ...

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Foreign Language & Short Film Entries Due October 3

[press release] – Monday, October 3, is the deadline to submit entries in the Live Action Short Film, Animated Short Film and Foreign Language Film categories to be considered for the 84th Academy AwardsŽ. Complete entries must arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. ...

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Campaign Regulations for 84th Academy Awards

Press release: Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today issued regulations for how movies and achievements eligible for the 84th Academy Awards may be marketed to Academy members. The most notable change affects screening events that include filmmaker participation. Additional changes address digital delivery ...

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