The Cube’s inaugural tournament will feature teams from San Francisco and San Mateo, to Santa Barbara and Pasadena and everywhere in between.
Valencia, Calif. – Get ready for a weekend full of hockey fun! For the first time, The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center | Powered by FivePoint Valencia, will host a Memorial Day Weekend Hockey Tournament. Stacked with 83 games spread throughout the holiday weekend, 38 teams from across California will go head-to-head to vie for a coveted championship game in their specific division. Games will begin Thursday, May 25 and end Monday, May 29.
This inaugural tournament will feature teams from San Francisco and San Mateo, to Santa Barbara and Pasadena and everywhere in between. There will be four age divisions competing, ranging from the 8-year-old “mites” to the 14-year-old “bantams.”
While you’re watching the games, be sure to grab some gear from the City Store to keep you warm with favorites like sweatshirts, earmuffs and more available! Don’t forget to stop by The Grille, which will be open all weekend to purchase food and drinks.
Public Sessions will be limited due to capacity and will be located on The Pond. For the entire schedule of games, please visit TheCubeSantaClarita.com or call (661) 257-CUBE.
Launching June 15, Director and President of the Academy Museum Jacqueline Stewart Returns as Host to Explore the Art and Influence of Casting throughout the History of Cinema.
Los Angeles, CA, May 24, 2023—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is continuing its partnership with LAist Studios to release a new season of The Academy Museum Podcast, an audio series that draws inspiration from the museum’s galleries to further expand upon both pivotal and lesser known stories across the history of cinema. Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum, returns as host when the season launches on Thursday, June 15, 2023.
The second season, titled “Close Up on Casting,” was inspired by Stewart’s observation that museum visitors gravitate to the Performance gallery that features audition tapes, early Polaroid photos of actors, and casting directors’ notes. The question of “who gets the part?” has evolved over time, and Stewart seeks to break down this essential and often misunderstood element of the filmmaking process. Each episode explores different themes that help explain the immense influence that casting directors can have on the success of a film and the career trajectories of actors.
Episodes include revelatory interviews and in-depth conversations with casting directors and scholars, including Cara Caddoo, Reuben Cannon, Sarah Finn, Eric Goldberg, Kimberly Hardin, Mary Hidalgo, Lora Kennedy, Laurie Parker, David Rubin, and Patricia White. In addition, this season features archival audio and other exclusive content that will only be accessible through the podcast. Listeners can find the series on the Academy Museum and LAist Studios websites, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.
Among the stories that will be featured in the 10-episode season are:
“The Casting of Rebecca: Vivien Leigh vs. Joan Fontaine”
“Typecasting and the Studio System: The Case of Noble Johnson”
“Innovators in New Hollywood: Marion Dougherty + Lynn Stalmaster”
“Breaking Boundaries in the ‘70s: Reuben Cannon”
“Typecasting Revisited: In the Cut and Casting Against Type”
The inaugural season of the podcast, “And The OscarⓇ Goes To…,” went behind the scenes of touchstone Academy AwardsⓇceremonies, probing key social and cultural moments that impacted film artists as well as film fans over the years. Notable episodes include “1957: The Brave One,”which explored the history of blacklisting in Hollywood, and “2002: This Door Has Been Opened,” which featured Halle Berry’s reflections on her historic Best Actress Oscar win.
Credit: Academy Museum digital engagement platforms, including this podcast, are sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
About Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and LAist Studios Southern California Public Radio (scpr.org) is a member-supported multi-platform public media organization that has garnered more than 500 journalistic honors since 1999. Recognized as a national leader in public service journalism and civic engagement, SCPR’s flagship radio station, LAist 89.3 (formerly KPCC), reaches more than 900,000 listeners every week as the most listened-to public radio news service across Southern California. The network’s five stations (89.3 KPCC-FM, 89.1 KUOR-FM, 90.3 KVLA-FM, 89.9 FM, and 89.5 KJAI-FM) deliver award-winning local news coverage to the diverse communities of the region, including a robust slate of signature programs from NPR, APM, the BBC and PRI. LAist (laist.com) is a digital news site committed to in-depth reporting about life in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Its award-winning work reaches over seven million people per month, and in 2019, the brand grew to include LAist Studios (laiststudios.com), a dedicated podcast development and production studio. Furthering SCPR’s commitment to premium on-demand audio storytelling, podcasts from LAist Studios aim to reflect the ethos of Los Angeles—a forward-looking, minority-majority community built upon unmatched diversity, inclusion, and drive—going beyond geographical borders to connect with listeners around the globe who share the LA state of mind.
Free Screening Benefits Little People of America Charity
Exactly 40 years ago, to the day of this event, the third Star Wars film was released in theaters, which completed the science fiction trilogy that would change movies forever. On Thursday, May 25, 2023, the 40th Anniversary screening of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be presented at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 24607 Walnut Street, with special guests Kevin Thompson and his wife Tracey. Kevin portrayed several Ewoks in the film, doing many of the amazing stunts. Kevin will be joined by other guests who were part of the creation of the film, including Special Effects Technicians Kirk Thatcher and Kevin Pike, Stuntman Mike Cassidy and Unit Production Manager Miki Herman. The pre-screening discussion will be led by City of Santa Clarita Mayor Jason Gibbs.
The doors open at 6:00 p.m. when patrons will get to mingle with the 501st and Rebel Legion and meet some of the special guests. At 7:00 p.m. the pre-screening discussion will feature stories about the making of the film and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will screen at approximately 7:30 p.m. The event is free and no reservations are needed. Kevin and his wife Tracey, who wrote the book, “My Journey to Endor,” are instead asking attendees to donate to their charity.
Star Wars has been a cultural force for almost 50 years, since the release of the first part of the trilogy Star Wars: A New Hope in May 1977. The impact to the movie industry and to fandom continues to grow, with every new film, television show and product being anticipated and analyzed. This unique celebration will offer fans, new and old, the opportunity to appreciate all the work that went into creating this film and how that added to the Star Wars legacy.
Exploration of Silent Film Era Returns Memorial Day Weekend
NEWHALL CALIF. – Hearken back to the early days of the silent film area and rediscover some of the most famous movies ever made at the 2023 Newhallywood Silent Film Festival, scheduled for May 26 to 29 at venues in Old Town Newhall. The City of Santa Clarita is proud to give residents a unique opportunity to experience some of the entertainment industry’s defining productions.
In addition to screening some of the most famous silent films made in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Newhallywood Silent Film Festival will also celebrate the centennial anniversaries of three timeless motion pictures, as well as the careers of pioneers Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille. The festival begins on May 26 with four days of free film screenings in Newhall and a special ticketed tour experience on Memorial Day.
On Friday, May 26, the festival kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with the first of three films hitting the 100-year mark – “The Pilgrim” – at 8:00 p.m. at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts. It will be shown as part of a double feature with another Chaplin classic, “The Adventurer” (1917). “The Pilgrim” features a scene shot at the Saugus Train Station. The evening will conclude at The MAIN with a showing of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1923), which also celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, at 11:00 p.m. as part of the festival’s “Silent Screams” program that celebrates achievements in the horror genre.
A full day of programming on Saturday, May 27, begins at 1:00 p.m. with screenings of Chaplin’s “Kid Auto Races” (1914) and “The Kid” (1921) followed by Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” (1925) at 4:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m., Cecil B. DeMille will be inducted into the Newhallywood Hall of Fame and attendees can enjoy a screening of “The Ten Commandments” (1923), which also turns 100 this year. All these screenings will be held at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts. The day ends with the second “Silent Screams” program, featuring the classic vampire film “Nosferatu” (1922) at the MAIN at 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 28, will present three screenings at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts, Chaplin’s “City Lights” (1931) at 1:00 p.m., DeMille’s “Male and Female” (1919), and concluding with Charlie Chaplin being formally inducted into the Newhallywood Hall of Fame followed by a screening of “Modern Times” (1936).
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, features “Bustour” Keaton from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. Ticketholders will experience a one-of-a-kind tour of important sites in the history of film, including locations in Hollywood such as Sennett Studios, Edendale, Chaplin Studios, Hollywood Forever and Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley. Tickets for “Bustour” Keaton can be purchased for $45 per person.
The festival concludes with a screening of DeMille’s “The Squaw Man” (1914) at 8:00 p.m. at The MAIN (24266 Main Street) in Old Town Newhall. “The Squaw Man” is considered the first feature film made in Hollywood.
For a full schedule of events taking place during the Newhallywood Silent Film Festival, please visit NewhallywoodFilmFest.org.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2023 – BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS WITH P&O CRUISES.
Bad Sisters, Derry Girls, I Am Ruth and The Traitors each win two BAFTAs, Performance category winners are: Ben Whishaw; Kate Winslet; Adeel Akhtar; Anne-Marie Duff; Lenny Rush; Siobhán McSweeney and Claudia Winkleman, Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace: Paddington meets the Queenvoted by public as winner of the P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, David Olusoga receives BAFTA Special Award, Meera Syal presented BAFTA Fellowship.
London, Sunday 14 May 2023: BAFTA has announced the winners of the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises 2023 at a star-studded ceremony in London. Celebrating the very best of television in 2022, the ceremony was hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer, with further coveage on @BAFTA social channels.
Kate Winslet won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her role in I Am Ruth, which won for Single Drama.
Anne-Marie Duff won Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Grace Williams in Bad Sisters, which won for Drama Series.
Ben Whishaw won Leading Actorfor his portrayal of Adam Kay in autobiographical drama This is Going to Hurt. Adeel Akhtar won the BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role in the crime drama Sherwood.
Following Lisa McGee’s win at the Television Craft Awards last month, Derry Girls won in Scripted Comedy, with Sister Michael actress Siobhán McSweeney winning for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme. Lenny Rush won Male Performance in a Comedy Programmefor his role in Am I Being Unreasonable?
Entertainment Performance was won by Claudia Winkleman for The Traitors, which won for Reality and Constructed Factual.
The P&O Cruises Memorable Moment Award, the only award at tonight’s ceremony voted for by the public, was won by Platinum Jubilee – Party at the Palace Paddington meets the Queen.
Platinum Jubilee- Party at the Palace also won in Live Event Coverage.
Following Nicôle Lecky’s recent win at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards, Mood won Mini-Series.
The Real Mo Farah won Single Documentary; UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 won Sports Coverage; Casualty won Soap & Continuing Drama; The Repair Shop: A Royal Visit won Daytime; The Masked Singer won Entertainment Programme; Features was won by Joe Lycett Vs Beckham: Got Your Back at Xmas. Comedy Entertainment Programme was won by Friday Night Live.
Libby, Are you Home Yet? Won Factual Series; Specialist Factual was won by Russia 1985-1999: Traumazone; News Coveragewas presented to Channel 4 News: Live in Kyiv and Children of the Taliban won Current Affairs. Short Form was won by How to Be a Person and International went to Dahmer-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
The BAFTA Special Award was presented by David Harewood to presenter, broadcaster, filmmaker, author and historian, ProfessorDavid Olusoga OBE for his outstanding contribution to the television industry and his trailblazing work in reappraising how history is told through popular culture.
The Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA, was presented by Adrian Lester to award-winning and nationally beloved actor, screenwriter and novelist Meera Syal CBE in recognition of her exceptional contribution to television. Syal’s cross-cultural stories and performances have united the nation through humour and have played an instrumental force in showcasing the positive representation of British-Asian stories and talent on screen, over four decades and counting.
Visit www.bafta.org/media-centre/TV for all supporting documents including the full list of today’s winners, information on photography and video clips, logos and more.
Notes to editors:
First time BAFTA Television Award winners in the performance categories are: Kate Winslet; Anne-Marie Duff; Lenny Rush; Siobhán McSweeney and Claudia Winkleman.
Winners of the Television Craft Awards previously announced on the 23 April are:
This is Going to Hurt won in three categories: Adam Kay won Writer: Drama; Selina MacArthur, won Editing Fiction; and Nina Gold and Martin Ware won Scripted Casting.
House of the Dragon won in three categories: Amanda Knight, Barrie Gower and Rosalia Culora won Make-Up & Hair Design; Alastair Sirkett, Doug Cooper, Martin Seeley, Paula Fairfield, Tim Hands and Adele Fletcher won Sound: Fiction; and Angus Bickerton, Nikeah Forde, Asa Shoul, Mike Dawson, MPC and Pixomodo won Special, Visual & Graphic Effects.
The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II won in two categories: Peter Bridges, Matthew Charles, Conrad Fletcher, Julian Gough, Andy James and Andy Payne won Sound: Factual; and Directing Team won Director: Multi-Camera.
Writer Pete Jackson, Emerging Talent: Fiction for Somewhere Boy
Producer/director Charlie Melville, Emerging Talent: Factual for John & Joe Bishop: Life After Deaf
Felicity Morris, Director: Factual for The Tindler Swindler
William Stefan Smith, Director: Fiction for Top Boy
Lisa McGee, Writer: Comedy for Derry Girls
Jane Petrie, Costume Design for The Essex Serpent
Jessica Jones, Original Music: Factual for Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story
Nicôle Lecky, Bryan Senti, Kwame ‘KZ’ Kwei-Armah JR, Original Music: Fiction for Mood
Chas Appeti, Photography & Lighting: Fiction for Jungle
Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling, Production Design for Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
Rupert Houseman, Editing: Factual for Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
Catherine Land, David Bishop, Patrick Doherty, Richard Sillitto, David Newton and Joe Phillips, Entertainment Craft Team for Strictly Come Dancing
Marcel Mettelsiefen and Jordan Bryon, Photography: Factual for Children of the Taliban
Peter Anderson Studio, Titles and Graphic Identity for Bad Sisters
The Television Craft Special Award was presented to Alison Barnett in recognition of her pioneering role as one of the very first female Heads of Production in the UK television industry. Alison Barnett is the first Head of Production to receive a BAFTA honorary award.
BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).
About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. The fleet of seven ships each have their own appeal from family friendly or exclusively for adults.
With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises Itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery, and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike. With a wide choice of holidays from two days to three months there is something for everyone.
Arvia joined the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as its second LNG-powered, Excel-class ship offering a Caribbean maiden season of fly-cruise holidays from homeport Barbados.
Arvia, meaning “from the seashore,” is an innovative and future-focused ship and the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment to offer varied and contemporary holidays.
The ship boasts a unique SkyDome with a retractable glass roof and 16 guest decks, and will feature the first Altitude Skywalk high ropes experience, the tropical-themed Altitude Minigolf, the Altitude Splash Valley aquazone, an outdoor Sports Arena, swim-up bar and infinity pool. It will also offer guests several new dining options such as Green & Co feat. Mizuhana, Ocean Studios cinema, extensive shopping, and the Oasis Spa and Health Club.
British Travel Awards Winner 21/22 – Best Cruise Line for Family Holidays.
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards Winner 2022 – Best for Families.
The company is part of Carnival Corporation & PLC (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
Critically lauded singer/songwriterAoife O’Donovan’s Age of Apathy Solo Sessionsis out today on Yep Roc Records. The companion album to her three-time GRAMMY-nominated album Age of Apathy, the digital-only collection features eight acoustic versions of songs reimagined as intimate solo performances.
Age of Apathy, nominated for Best Folk Album, Best American Roots Performance, and Best American Roots Song for the song “Prodigal Daughter” featuring Allison Russell, garnered critical praise. Rolling Stone hailed “stunning,” NPR Music “a moving self-portrait,” and “No Depression “an astounding accomplishment.” Pitchfork says O’Donovan “taps into the propulsion of prime Joni Mitchell,” while The New York Times praises the album’s “musical surprises: daring melodic leaps, unexpected chord progressions, [and] subtle rhythmic shifts.”
Recorded through a unique residency with Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, O’Donovan wrote and recorded 2022’s Age Of Apathy on-site at their studio with GRAMMY-nominated engineer Darren Schneider while collaborating entirely remotely with producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon Giddens).
Recently profiled on PBS NewsHour’s arts and culture series, CANVAS, which highlighted Aoife’s embrace of many musical contexts, especially that of a folk singer. When asked about her GRAMMY nod in the folk category, she noted, “I feel like to call somebody a folk singer…I think it encompasses so much more than folk as a genre. To me, it means somebody who sings for the people, a bard, a storyteller.”
Aoife will continue to tour, heading to Europe and the UK in late Spring, followed by U.S. Summer dates, including shows with her Age of Apathy band, which features Isa Burke, recently nominated for Americana Music Association’s Instrumentalist of the Year. A complete list of dates follows below; tickets are available here.
Aoife O’Donovan Performances
May 30 – Dresden Music Festival – Dresden, DE^
June 3 – Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh, UK
June 7 – Debarras Folk Club – Clonakilty, IE
June 10 – Doolin Folk Festival – Doolin, IE
July 14 – Vancouver Folk Festival – Vancouver, AB
July 15 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN*
July 16 – Big Top Chautauqua – Bayfield, WI*
July 18 – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI*
July 19 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON*
July 21 – North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC*
July 22 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC*
July 23 – Wolf Trap – Filene Center – Vienna, VA*
July 24 – The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake – Union Hall, VA*
July 27 – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards – Lafayette, NY*
July 29 – Payomet — North Truro, MA~ !
August 19 – Green Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Manchester, VT^
August 25 – The Long Road – Leicestershire, UK
August 26-27 – Tønder Festival – Tønder, DK
August 28 – Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam, NL
September 5 — Ryman Auditorium — Nashville, TN*
September 9 – Moon River – Chattanooga, TN
September 22-24 – FreshGrass Music Festival – North Adams, MA
October 21 – Annenberg Center – Penn Live Arts – Philadelphia, PA~ ✺
October 25 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA~ ∞
October 26 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA~ ∞
October 27 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO~ ∞
October 28 – Harris Concert Hall – Aspen, CO~ ∞
October 29 – Strings Music Festival – Steamboat Springs, CO~ ∞
~ performing the album Nebraska solo
! with Alisa Amador
✺ with Yasmin Williams
∞ with Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
* supporting Nickel Creek
^ duo with Eric Jacobsen
The Apathy Sessions Tracklisting:
5. Age of Apathy
7. Sister Starling
8. Town of Mercy
About Aoife O’Donovan
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Aoife O’Donovan operates in a thrilling musical world beyond genre. Deemed “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by The New York Times, she has released three critically-acclaimed and boundary-blurring solo albums including her most recent record, 2022’s boldly orchestrated and literarily crafted Age Of Apathy. Recorded and written over the course of Winter and Spring 2021 with acclaimed producer Joe Henry, Age Of Apathy is “stunning” (Rolling Stone) and “taps into the propulsion of prime Joni Mitchell” (Pitchfork).
Age of Apathy received three nominations at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards including one for Best Folk Album while Folk Alliance International named her song “B61” its 2022 Song Of The Year.
A savvy and generous collaborator, Aoife is one third of the group I’m With Her with bandmates Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz. The trio’s debut album, See You Around, was hailed as “willfully open-hearted” by NPR Music. I’m With Her earned an Americana Music Association Award in 2019 for Duo/Group of the Year, and a GRAMMY Award in 2020 for Best American Roots Song.
O’Donovan spent the preceding decade as co-founder and front woman of the string band, Crooked Still and is the featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions – the group with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. She has appeared as a featured vocalist with over a dozen symphonies including the National Symphony Orchestra, written for Alison Krauss, performed with jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas, and spent a decade as a regular contributor to the radio variety shows “Live From Here” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”
PROGRAMMING INCLUDES A CONCERT FILM SERIES; BOOK SIGNING WITH OSCAR®-WINNING COSTUME DESIGNER; SPOTLIGHT ON KOREAN WOMEN DIRECTORS; BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER PRIDE MONTH EVENTS; FREE ACCESS TO SHORT FILM SCREENINGS; A CLOSING FILM SERIES FOR REGENERATION: BLACK CINEMA 1898–1971; AND MUCH MORE.
Special guests include Patricia Arquette, Renée Baker, Kathryn Bostic, Ruth E. Carter, Metallica band members, Yim Soon-rye, and Diane Warren.
Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2023—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures continues its extensive repertoire of public programming with an announcement of new film series, public events, and education programs to kick off the summer season. New programs feature a conversation and book signing with Oscar® -winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter on July 29; a conversation with 14-time Oscar-nominee and Governors Award recipient Diane Warren on August 24, as well as in-gallery programming and family workshops throughout the month of June.
“We designed a season of public programming that complements what visitors encounter in our galleries. The museum is truly immersive for audiences; a place where people can come to interact with the many crafts of filmmaking; and a destination for people to watch, absorb, learn about, and engage with movies, all at the same time,” said Amy Homma, Chief Audience Officer of the Academy Museum.
She continued, “Here, people can visit The Godfather gallery, see the craftsmanship up close, then join us in the David Geffen Theater to see all the pieces come together on the big screen. They can walk through the history of Black cinema in the Regeneration exhibition, then follow that story into the present as they attend a book signing and conversation with Ruth E. Carter. And, we’re thrilled that weekend audiences will be able to see animated short films–many of which are rare to see in a theatrical setting–starting this summer.”
To officially launch the summer season, the Academy Museum will host akickoff event on Friday, June 2 from 2pm to 8pm. Summer Jam will take place on The Walt Disney Company Piazza and feature art-making activities, food by Fanny’s, drinks, photo activations, and music—all free and open to the public. Attendees will have free access to the museum’s galleries from 4pm to 8pm on a first-come, first-served basis; capacity is limited. Attendees will also receive a 15% discount on purchases at the Academy Museum store that evening.
The Academy Museum Store will continue its popular book signings on July 29 with two time Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter who will be signing her new book The Art of Ruth E. Carter: Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture, from Do the Right Thing to Black Panther. The program, held from 5pm to 8pm will also include an illustrated conversation with Carter to bring the book to life. Tickets can be found here and include a copy of the book.
Songwriter Diane Warren will join Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart for a conversation on August 24. The program, An Evening with Diane Warren , will give a special look into the power of song in film. As one of the most prolific artists of all time, Warren has penned 9 number one hits and 32 top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. She is an Honorary Oscar recipient, has received 14 Academy Award® nominations, and her songs have been featured in more than 150 motion pictures.
Beginning on June 8, the screening series ANew Wave of K-Cinema: Korean Women Directors consists of contemporary films that explore the complexities of diverse conditions faced in contemporary Korean culture, including the trauma of domestic violence, investigations into gender and class politics, humanity’s relation to nature and the environment, and love and friendship. Each film conveys its narrative through the unique lens of its director’s keen perception, remarkable sensibility, and earnest engagement with its subjects. The 10-film series opens with two works by Yim Soon-rye, a prominent director and an advocate for women in film.
This June, July, and August, the museum hosts Summer of Music: Concert Films 1959–2020. Spanning seven decades and several continents, genres, and filmmaking styles, the concert film series showcases iconic and inspiring musical performances captured on film一 from dizzying eclectic festival bills to intimate artist showcases. Featured performers include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Ozborne, and Beyoncé. The limited series kicks off with Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959) on June 10 and concludes with Metallica: Through the Never in 3D (2013) on August 26, featuring a special post-screening conversation with members of the band Metallica.
In celebration of the Academy Museum’s landmark exhibition Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 —ahead of its closing date of July 16, 2023–the museum will present Regeneration, Remixed. The limited series takes another look at the period covered in the exhibition, this time through a contemporary lens. It serves as a dialogue between living Black filmmakers and the complicated cultural and cinematic legacies they face, to offer new visions and ideas of what Black cinema was and can be. This series also features new scores performed live by renowned composers Renée Baker and Kathryn Bostic of race films directed by Oscar Micheaux and Richard E. Norman, respectively. The series begins on July 6 with a 70mm screening of Jordan Peele’s Nope (2022).
Dick Smith: The Godfather of Makeup showcases work from the groundbreaking makeup artist. Smith is best remembered for his realistic aging makeup, notably for Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb in Little Big Man (1970) and F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984), the latter for which he won an Academy Award® with Paul LeBlanc. Smith’s experimentation with materials went beyond full-face masks to employ multiple overlapping foam latex pieces, allowing actors a fuller range of facial expressions and resulting in massive shifts in the field. The screening series begins with a screening on July 20 of The Godfather (1972)—a film currently being celebrated in the gallery The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather, on view through January 5, 2025.
In the Academy Museum’s ongoing pursuit to illuminate the many histories of filmmaking, it is launching Silent Sundays, a series of silent film screenings with a nod to Turner Classic Movies (TCM)’s “Silent Sunday Nights,” hosted by Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart. Taking place on Sundays at 2pm running July 23 to August 27, Silent Sundays showcases iconic movies from the silent era as well as forgotten gems and international classics. The program kicks off on July 23 with a live score of Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s silent masterpiece Earth (Zemlya) (1930) arranged by composer Luke Corradine, and culminates on August 27 with a 100th anniversary celebration of the silent comedy classic Safety Last! (1923) featuring a score arranged by legendary American composer Carl Davis.
ONGOING SERIES AND PROGRAMS
Oscar®Sundays: Held every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, this series celebrates films that have been honored at the Academy Awards®. Through June, July, and August, the Academy Museum celebrates the centennial of The Walt Disney Company with a decades-spanning assortment of their Oscar-winning and nominated films. The series kicks off with the North American premiere screening of the new digital restoration of Cinderella (1950).
Family Matinees: Held every Saturday for families of all ages, Family Matinee screenings through the summer season will also focus on showcasing timeless Disney classics to celebrate the centennial of The Walt Disney Company.
Branch Selects:Each week, a different branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects a film—from silent cinema to contemporary films—that represents a major achievement in the evolution of moviemaking and its unique disciplines. The summer selections focus on films made from 1976 to 1989. Films screen every Tuesday in the David Geffen Theater.
Available Space: Monthly series showcasing experimental and independent film and media. Summer programming features a screening of Made in Hollywood by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto with appearances by Bruce Yonemoto and Patricia Arquette, as well as an evening with artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman including screenings of her short and mid-length works, and the Los Angeles premiere of minimalist filmmaker James Benning’s latest, Allensworth (2022), with filmmaker Benning in attendance.
Stories of Cinema Drop-In Tours : All are welcome to join public drop-in style gallery conversations to explore moviemakers, their ideas, and beloved movie objects in conversation with museum educators. The tours are free with admission, from 1pm to 3pm on Fridays.
Drop-In Workshops for Teens : Held on the third Friday of every month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and designed for teens ages 14 and up, Drop-In Workshops for Teens include various activities such as artmaking, experimenting with movie making equipment, and learning the elements of filmmaking. All workshops are free with museum admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Drop-In Workshops for Families: Held the first three Saturdays of every month, Drop-In Workshops for Families are designed for families with children ages 2 and up. They are also free with museum admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Education and family programs are ongoing at the Academy Museum, complementary to the film programming. Programs take place throughout the museum in exhibition galleries, theaters, and the Shirley Temple Education Studio.
ASL Interpreted Tours for the hard of hearing and Deaf communities and Visual Description Tours for the low vision and blind communities are offered monthly as well as Calm Morning programs and accommodative Family Matinee film screenings for neurodivergent viewers. A full schedule of Family Matinees may be accessedhere .
Tickets for film screenings and public programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets are available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website .
Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for students, $5 for children (ages 17 and younger), and $8 for Museum Members. Admission to daytime film screenings is $5.
Public and education program tickets range from free with admission to $20 for adults.
Museum Members receive complimentary general admission for unlimited visits and priority admission. Visitors can learn more about membership benefits, which include a 10% discount in the Academy Museum Store, and exclusive members-only advance film screenings, by visiting the museum’s website.
The Academy Museum’s 2022–2023 film programming is generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.
Additional funding provided by Participant, in support of programs that engage diverse audiences in the intersection of art and activism; generous support of Televisa Foundation-Univision Foundation in celebration of Mexican Cinema; Ruderman Family Foundation, in support of Academy Museum inclusion initiatives and programming; Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of Academy Museum programs focused on science and technology in film and the science and technology of film; donors to our fund in support of AAPI programming, including Ester S. M. Chui-Chao, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia groups Holdings Limited; and Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.
Stories of Cinema is presented by PwC. Major funding provided by Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman. Generous support provided by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Ruderman Family Foundation, FotoKem, Barbara Roisman Cooper and Martin M. Cooper, Jocelyn R. Katz, John Ptak and Margaret Black, Lauren Shuler Donner, Randy E. Haberkamp, Kevin McCormick and A. Scott Berg, Chanel, and John and Lacey Williams. Technology solutions generously provided by Panasonic and Sony Electronics Inc. Powered by Dolby. Academy Museum digital engagement platform sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 is the recipient of the 2018 Sotheby’s Prize. The exhibition is made possible in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Technology solutions generously provided by Christie®. Lead support provided by Campari® and J. P. Morgan Private Bank.
Major support for the Academy Museum Teen Program is provided by the Beverly, Donald, and David Kobrin Fund.
Korean film programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Korea Foundation.
Image Credits:Lilo & Stitch (Sanders, DeBlois, 2002); The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert (Jackson, 1970/2022); Nope (Peele, 2022); The Godfather (Coppola, 1972). Source: Margaret Herrick Library; Diane Warren. Photo by Erik Melvin; Ruth E. Carter. Photo by Jaxon Photo Group; Puppet Name: Demitrius Nova Twinklestar III (Demi Star for short). Source: Bob Baker Marionette Theater; Waikiki Brothers (Soon-rye, 2001)
ABOUT THE ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
The campaign promotional regulations, which specify how motion picture companies and individuals directly associated with Oscars®-eligible motion pictures may promote such motion pictures, achievements and performances to Academy members and how Academy members may promote Oscars-eligible motion pictures, achievements and performances, underwent the most significant overhaul since their inception in 1994.
Substantive updates and changes of note include:
Clarification of rules regarding private events and gatherings.
Clarification of rules regarding general and direct communications to Academy members.
Clarification of rules regarding public communications, including on social media.
Clarification of rules for “For Your Consideration” screenings, Q&A sessions and panel discussions.
Expanded language on regulation violations and penalties, including the process for reporting and reviewing a violation.
The Board of Governors also approved rule changes for the 96th Oscars, including establishing two submission deadlines for General Entry categories. A feature film must have a qualifying theatrical release date between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Submission deadlines are September 15, 2023 (for films released January 1 to June 30) and November 15, 2023 (for films released July 1 to December 31). Several other film categories will also have two submission deadlines based on the date of qualification.
In the Best Picture category, Inclusion Standards requirements will take effect for the 96th Oscars. Eligibility will be contingent upon submission of the Representation and Inclusion Entry Form (RAISE) and the motion picture meeting the requirements of two of the four Inclusion Standards. The Inclusion Standards were approved by the Academy’s Board of Governors in 2020.
Other awards rules changes include:
The International Feature Film category rules now stipulate that selection committees must be comprised of at least 50% filmmakers (artists and/or craftspeople).
In the Live Action Short Film category, voting privileges will be extended to all Academy members who opt in to participate.
Submission deadlines and additional key dates are as follows:
Tuesday, August 15, 2023: First submission deadline for Animated Short Film, Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories
Friday, September 15, 2023: First submission deadline for Animated Feature Film and General Entry categories
Monday, October 2, 2023: Final submission deadline for Documentary Feature Film and International Feature Film categories
Monday, October 16, 2023: Final submission deadline for Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories
Wednesday, November 1, 2023: Final submission deadline for Music (Original Score) and Music (Original Song) categories
Wednesday, November 15, 2023: Final submission deadline for Animated Feature Film and General Entry categories
Saturday, January 13, 2024: Visual Effects nominating screening (bake-off)
Sunday, January 14, 2024: Makeup and Hairstyling nominating screening and Sound nominating screening (bake-offs)
For the complete 96th Academy Awards rules and campaign promotional regulations, visit oscars.org/rules.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.
ROCK OUT THIS SUMMER AT CONCERTS IN THE PARK – Concert Series at Central Park to Take Place in July and August, featuring Hard Day’s Night tribute band, Queen Nation, 90s Rock Show, A Twist on Taylor and more.
SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. – The City of Santa Clarita’s popular Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, returns with free, live entertainment on Saturdays this summer! Join thousands of your closest friends and neighbors each week and enjoy concerts on Saturday nights from July 8 to August 26 at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.
The 2023 Concerts in the Park lineup features the return of Santa Clarita favorites and tributes to some of the most beloved musical artists in the world. A variety of genres are on the set list, including rock, metal, pop and more. Each show will begin at 7:00 p.m. with food vendors onsite beginning at 5:00 p.m., allowing concertgoers to relax and enjoy a meal or snack during the show. See the following for the full schedule:
July 8 — Hard Day’s Night: A Tribute to The Beatles
July 15 — Wild Shot: A Tribute to Guns N’ Roses
July 22 — Upstream: Reggae, Soca, Caribbean
July 29 — 90s Rock Show: 90s Alternative and Grunge Rock
August 5 — Savor: A Tribute to Santana
August 12 — A Twist on Taylor: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Special guests include Debbie Berman, Jongnic Bontemps, Annie Chang,Peter Devlin, Camille Friend, Dawn Gilliam, Antoinette Messam, Mike Muse, and more.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents the Careers in Film Summit 2023 on Saturday, May 13. The Careers in Film Summitis a free annual program that raises awareness of the range of film-related industry job pathways for students from under-resourced communities and those interested in pursuing filmmaking as a career. The event will take place across the museum from 10am to 6pm and will provide high school seniors and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from Academy members and other industry professionals. Panels will be translated to ASL and will stream live for those unable to attend in person.
Tickets to the Careers in Film Summit are free with registration and allow visitors to access Academy member panels in the David Geffen Theater where attendees will learn about a variety of filmmaking crafts; attend workshops, demonstrations, and photo activations in the Shirley Temple Education Studio; and explore the museum’s galleries and exhibitions all day long. Mike Muse, SiriusXM Host and ABC News Contributor, will serve as the Summit’s host. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found on the museum’s website.
Careers in Film Summit 2023 schedule:
Portraits by Las Fotos Project in the Netflix Lounge (Level 2)
Careers in Film with Academy and Academy Museum Professionals David Geffen Theater
Every decision made at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is carefully crafted by museum professionals who are in constant exchange with industry professionals. Join us for a special conversation with Academy and Academy Museum staff and learn about their work in advancing the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema at the museum.
Moderator: Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum
Panelists: Anne Coco, Associate Director of Graphic Arts Collections, Margaret Herrick Library Doris Berger, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, Academy Museum K.J. Relth-Miller, Interim Director of Film Programs Sophie Hunter, Senior Objects Conservator, Academy Museum Tuni Chatterji, Manager of Film Education, Academy Museum
Design can be found throughout the process of filmmaking. Following the thread with costume design to breaking down sound, learn about different career paths that involve the elements of design.
Moderator: Jazz Tangcay, Senior Artisans Editor at Variety
Panelists: Antoinette Messam, Costume Designer (The Harder They Fall) Camille Friend, Head Hairstylist (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) Jorge R. Gutierrez, Animator, Painter, Writer, Director (The Book of Life) Peter J. Devlin, Sound Mixer (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
This program is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.
Academy Museum inclusion initiatives are made possible in part by the Ruderman Family Foundation.
About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
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