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Notable figures on the 16-person group include Common, Sheryl Crow, Andra Day, Jimmy Jam, BET’s Debra Lee and founder director of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Dr. Stacy L. Smith. The Recording Academy’s 16-member task force on diversity and female inclusion was announced Wednesday, with members ranging from several Grammy winners and network CEOs to executives
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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 actor and director have been expelled as “the Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity,” according to a statement. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership, the organization said Thursday. The
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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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He had represented the executives branch on the 54-member board. Bill Mechanic, the veteran producer and former studio chief, has resigned his position on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he has been one of three governors representing the Academy’s executives branch. Mechanic, who remains a member
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The group will now include on-air promo producers and directors, commercial performers and narrators. The Television Academy continues to broaden the scope of its body, announcing Tuesday several more groups of of professions eligible for membership. Per changes to the current membership requirements, approved by the Board of Governors, on-air promo producers and directors are
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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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Los Angeles attorney David Schindler, who co-chaired his firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice, has been enlisted by John Bailey as the Oscars organization reviews allegations of harassment. Film Academy president John Bailey is arming himself with top legal firepower to defend him over harassment claims, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.  Attorney David Schindler,
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Heavy political projects knock crowd-pleasers out of the nominations, including Brett Morgen’s acclaimed doc, which also represents a “missed chance to celebrate a symbol of female resistance.” Oscar’s snubbing of Jane, Brett Morgen’s documentary on Jane Goodall, confounded awards prognosticators, most of whom not only had the National Geographic film down as a lock for
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Despite the backlash over the president-CEO’s “step up” comments, it looks like he will continue to lead the Grammys for some time. Weeks after the circulation of a public petition calling for the resignation of the Recording Academy’s president-CEO Neil Portnow and three letters signed by high-profile industry executives demanding an immediate and transparent revamp of the Academy’s membership and voter infrastructure, the Academy’s
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The technologist received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar Statuette. Even as he accepted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette for his industry contributions, during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, technologist Jonathan Erland criticized the
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Thirty-eight executives signed the letter, which asked the Recording Academy to take “aggressive steps” to diversify its voting members. One week after female music executives called on Recording Academy president Neil Portnow to resign over his comments that female musicians should “step up” to improve gender representation at the Grammys, some of their male peers
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Margot Robbie for ‘I, Tonya’ and Gary Oldman for ‘Darkest Hour’ take the top acting awards. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took three prizes, including best film, at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts’ 7th ACTA International Awards, which were held tonight at the Avalon Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The revenge drama also
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Additional changes affect the Motion Picture & Title Design, Sound, Makeup Artists/Hairstylists and Reality Programming peer groups. The already-sprawling Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to take on a bunch of new members. According to an announcement Wednesday, the TV Academy’s board of governors recently voted to include in the organization’s membership personal
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The nine films include the Palme d’Or winner ‘The Square,’ but not Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father.’ The Academy on Thursday announced the nine films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language film Oscar. The shortlist includes a number of expected entries, like Ruben Ostlund’s Swedish art-world satire The Square,
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