Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Also joining the board for the first time are Tom Duffield, the production designer whose recent credits include ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Patriots Day,’ who was elected to represent the designers branch, and Bonnie Arnold, who has produced animated movies like ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and who currently serves as president of DreamWorks
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Roman Polanski is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over his expulsion from its membership, arguing that he did not receive a “fair hearing.” The Academy expelled both Polanski, 84, and Bill Cosby, 80, on Thursday “in accordance with the organization’s standards of conduct,” the organization said in a statement.
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The Academy on Tuesday announced a host of new rules and regulations, one of which looks like a major win for documentary feature factory Netflix. Everyone who intends to wage an Oscar campaign this season will need to pay close attention to a host of new rules and regulations that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
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The veteran distribution executive previously served one term on the board from 2014-2017. He ran for re-election in 2017, losing to David Linde. Dan Fellman, the veteran distribution executive, has been named as Bill Mechanic‘s replacement on the 54-person board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming one of three individuals
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In resigning from the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bill Mechanic, the former Fox studio chief, has penned a long list of serious problems that he charges the organization has failed to address. “We have failed,” he wrote in an April 12 letter to Academy president John Bailey
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In a statement on Tuesday night, the organization said, “The Committee unanimously determined that no further action was merited on this matter.” A complaint of sexual harassment that had been brought against John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been dismissed, and he will continue to serve as the
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“While there have been well documented instances of individuals in this industry not treating women with respect, I am not one of them,” John Bailey wrote in a letter to Academy staff. After lawyering up earlier this week, Academy president John Bailey has broken his silence about a sexual misconduct investigation into his past behavior
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Ten Sci-Tech Awards winners, announced Thursday, will be honored at a Feb. 10 ceremony. Visual effects technologist Jonathan Erland has been selected to receive this year’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette that recognizes technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The
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Foreign-language Oscar hopefuls ‘Loveless’, ‘Scary Mother’ and ‘Newton’ from Russia, Georgia and India also got honors. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has won the best feature honor at the 11th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday. The win marks the second time that Thornton and an Australian film
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At the 9th Governors Awards, the Academy toasted Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman and Alejandro G. Inarritu. “Tonight, we all aspire to reach higher. We all aspire to dream bigger tonight — to be greater,” Steven Spielberg intoned Saturday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 9th annual Governors
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