Will Smith Standards of Conduct Resolution – Open Letter From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Open Letter from Academy President, David Rubin and Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson

Los Angeles, Calif. – The 94th Oscars were meant to be a celebration of the many individuals in our community who did incredible work this past year; however, those moments were overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behavior we saw Mr. Smith exhibit on stage.

During our telecast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. For this, we are sorry. This was an opportunity for us to set an example for our guests, viewers and our Academy family around the world, and we fell short — unprepared for the unprecedented. 

Today, the Board of Governors convened a meeting to discuss how best to respond to Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, in addition to accepting his resignation. The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards.

We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.

This action we are taking today in response to Will Smith’s behavior is a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the Academy. We also hope this can begin a time of healing and restoration for all involved and impacted. 

Thank you,


David Rubin
President


Dawn Hudson
CEO

Universal CityWalk – Chick Chick Chicken All-New Casual Dining Concept Opens Today at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood.

Chick Chick Chicken Opens Today at Universal CityWalk! The Exciting New Restaurant Opens Daily at 11am.

Universal City, Calif. – Chick Chick Chicken is a casual dining experience with a variety of hand breaded chicken dishes. The restaurant combines a colorful presentation with a nostalgic feeling that highlights exciting, yet familiar flavors. From traditional to the hottest Nashville hot, Chick Chick Chicken serves up a unique sandwich experience.

Sneak Peek at the Menu

  • Nashville Hot N’ Spicy Sandwich
  • Classic Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Asian Style Chicken Sandwich
  • Classic and Hot N’ Spicy Chicken Tenders
  • Crinkle Cut Fries

Academy Museum Hosts Its First-Ever Oscars Viewing Party during the 94th Academy Awards.

Los Angeles, Calif. – On March 27, 2022, on the occasion of the 94th Academy Awards®, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures hosted the inaugural Oscars Night at the Museum. More than 1,000 guests at the sold-out event experienced some of the excitement of the awards pre-show as they walked the red carpet in their most creative and glamorous black-tie looks.

Throughout the evening attendees captured the evening in photo booths featuring a 360° slow motion camera and a photo mosaic wall; enjoyed sets from DJs Mamabear and Lady C courtesy of dublab; explored the museum’s 50,000 square feet of galleries; accepted their own award in The Oscars® Experience in the East West Bank Gallery; and had an opportunity to shop for exclusive merchandise at the Academy Museum Store.

The energy of the live broadcast was telecast in the museum’s state of the art David Geffen Theater, hosted by TCM’s Dave Karger with emcees, Chris and Vanessa Spencer, Tom Lenk, D’Lo, and Jesus Trejo performing during commercial breaks. Guests enjoyed food from Wolfgang Puck Catering in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby in addition to offerings from local food vendors Vurger Guyz and Thai-Mex Cocina.

Las Fotos Project, a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate the voices of teenage girls and gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring, helped document the festivities.

About the Academy

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.

PaleyFest Los Angeles, VIP Seats Released!

Los Angeles, Calif. – PaleyFest LA—Starts in Less Than 10 Days!April 2 to 10, 2022
With VIP seats just released, now is the perfect time to get your tickets! See all the stars of PaleyFest, back in person at the Dolby Theatre. Check out the new cast and creative members just added. You won’t want to miss the most anticipated television festival of the year!


Announcing More Stars!
Joining Cobra Kai Mary Mouser, “Samantha LaRusso” Gianni DeCenzo, “Demetri Alexopoulos” 
Joining Emily in Paris Lucien Laviscount, “Alfie”
Joining black-ish Kenya Barris, Creator & Executive Producer
Saturday, April 2 – 7:00 pm: This Is Us Sunday, April 3 – 2:00 pm: Superman & Lois Sunday, April 3 – 7:00 pm: black-ish Wednesday, April 6 – 7:30 pm: Ghosts & The NeighborhoodThursday, April 7 – 7:30 pm: Hacks Friday, April 8 – 7:30 pm: Cobra Kai Saturday, April 9 – 2:00 pm: RiverdaleSaturday, April 9 – 7:00 pm Better Call Saul Sunday, April 10 – 2:00 pm: A Salute to the NCIS UniverseSunday, April 10 – 7:00 pm: Emily in Paris 
Paley Members enjoy a 20% discount on all levels of PaleyFest LA tickets, including these new seats.

94TH OSCARS® TO FEATURE FIRST LIVE PEFORMANCE OF “WE DON’T TALK ABOUT BRUNO” FROM “ENCANTO.”

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“ENCANTO” CAST MEMBERS ADASSA, STEPHANIE BEATRIZ,
MAURO CASTILLO, CAROLINA GAITAN AND DIANE GUERRERO, WITH BECKY G AND LUIS FONSI, TO PERFORM. THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, ON ABC

Los Angeles, Calif. – “Encanto” cast members AdassaStephanie BeatrizMauro CastilloCarolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero, along with Becky G and Luis Fonsi, will perform “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto” on the 94th Oscars®, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced today.  This will be the first live performance of the song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is nominated for Best Original Song for “Dos Oruguitas,” also from “Encanto.”

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.  American Sign Language (ASL) provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters, live closed captioning and audio description will be available during the live broadcast.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy
www.instagram.com/TheAcademy

VANESSA HUDGENS, TERRENCE J AND BRANDON MAXWELL TO HOST “THE OSCARS® RED CARPET SHOW.” THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, ON ABC.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Actor Vanessa Hudgens, actor Terrence J and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell will host the “The Oscars® Red Carpet Show,” the official lead-in to the 94th Oscars on Sunday, March 27, producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced today.  “The Oscars Red Carpet Show” will air at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT, on ABC.

The 90-minute special will highlight Oscar® nominees, performers and presenters and give fans around the world the ultimate insiders’ sneak peek at Hollywood’s biggest night.  The show will feature a special appearance by DJ M.O.S.

“The Oscars Red Carpet Show” is executive produced by David Chamberlin and Michael Antinoro, alongside producers Packer and Cowan.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.  American Sign Language (ASL) provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters, live closed captioning and audio description will be available during the live broadcast. 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy
www.instagram.com/TheAcademy

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse at the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) April 24–October 9, 2022, the first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast of the United States.

Los Angeles, Calif. –

(Los Angeles, CA—February 23, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, an exhibition that contextualizes the work of Lee Alexander McQueen (England, 1969–2010) within art history and examines the interdisciplinary impulse that defined the designer’s career. The first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast of the United States, Mind, Mythos, Muse interprets the designer’s work through the lens of inspiration, juxtaposing his designs with non-fashion artworks by makers who drew upon analogous themes and visual references. Exploring imagination, artistic process, and innovation in fashion and art, the exhibition presents a case study of McQueen’s methods and influences, providing the opportunity to better understand artistic legacy and the cyclical nature of inspiration.

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse is organized by Clarissa Esguerra, associate curator of Costume and Textiles, and Michaela Hansen, curatorial assistant, Costume and Textiles.

One of the most significant contributors to fashion between 1990 and 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen (London, 1969–2010) was both a conceptual and technical virtuoso. His critically acclaimed collections synthesized the designer’s proficiency in tailoring and dressmaking with both encyclopedic and autobiographical references that spanned time, geography, media, and technology.

The first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast, Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse contextualizes the designer’s imaginative work within a canon of artmakers who drew upon analogous themes and visual references. Exploring imagination, artistic process, and innovation in fashion and art, the exhibition examines the interdisciplinary impulse that defined the designer’s career. Displaying select McQueen garments from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker alongside artworks largely from LACMA’s permanent collection, Mind, Mythos, Muse presents a case study of the designer’s methods and influences, and in doing so, provides the opportunity to better understand artistic legacy and cycles of inspiration.

  • Apr 24–Oct 9, 2022
  • Resnick Pavilion

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Support is provided by the 2021 Collectors Committee and The Jacqueline and Hoyt B. Leisure Costume and Textiles Fund.

All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Meredith and David Kaplan, with generous annual funding from Kevin J. Chen, Louise and Brad Edgerton, Edgerton Foundation, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross, Mary and Daniel James, Justin Lubliner, Jennifer and Mark McCormick, Kelsey Lee Offield, Jen Rubio and Stewart Butterfield, Lenore and Richard Wayne, and Marietta Wu and Thomas Yamamoto.

Image: (Left) Alexander McQueen, Woman’s Ensemble (Dress and Leggings), Spring/Summer 2010, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

(Right) Manuel Cipriano Gomes Mafra, Urn, circa 1865-1887, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Barbara Barbara and Marty Frenkel, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

94TH OSCARS® ROUNDS OUT SHOW PRESENTERS: JOSH BROLIN, JACOB ELORDI, JAKE GYLLENHAAL, JASON MOMOA,  JILL SCOTT, J.K. SIMMONS, SERENA WILLIAMS, VENUS WILLIAMS  AND RACHEL ZEGLER. THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, ON ABC.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced the final slate of presenters for the 94th Oscars®.  Rounding out the presenter lineup are Josh BrolinJacob ElordiJake GyllenhaalJason MomoaJill ScottJ.K. SimmonsSerena WilliamsVenus Williams and Rachel Zegler.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

Previously announced Oscars presenters include Halle Bailey, Stephanie Beatriz, Ruth E. Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kevin Costner, Jamie Lee Curtis, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Woody Harrelson, Tony Hawk, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Shawn Mendes, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Elliot Page, Rosie Perez, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naomi Scott, Kelly Slater, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Shaun White and Yuh-Jung Youn.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.  American Sign Language (ASL) provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters, live closed captioning and audio description will be available during the live broadcast.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy
www.instagram.com/TheAcademy

BEYONCÉ, BILLIE EILISH AND FINNEAS, REBA McENTIRE AND SEBASTIÁN YATRA TO PERFORM NOMINATED  ORIGINAL SONGS ON 94TH OSCARS® THE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE, MARCH 27, ON ABC.

Los Angeles, Calif. – BeyoncéBillie Eilish and FINNEASReba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra will perform this year’s nominated songs on the 94th Oscars®, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced today.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

This year’s Original Song nominees and performers are as follows (in alphabetical order by song title): 

“Be Alive” from “King Richard” – Performed by Beyoncé
Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” – Performed by Sebastián Yatra
Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down To Joy” from “Belfast”
Music and Lyric by Van Morrison

“No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die” – Performed by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” – Performed by Reba McEntire
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Van Morrison was invited to perform his nominated song but will not attend the Oscars due to his tour schedule, therefore “Down To Joy” from “Belfast” will not be performed on the broadcast.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.  American Sign Language (ASL) provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters, live closed captioning and audio description will be available during the live broadcast.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy
www.instagram.com/TheAcademy

Brick Fest Live is Back in Pasadena on September 10 & 11, 2022 at the Pasadena Convention Center!

Pasadena, Calif. – Hey LEGO Fans! We have some good news for you…

𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐊 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 is coming back to Pasadena on September 10 & 11 to the Pasadena Convention Center!

Because you signed up (or attended) last year, we wanted to give you 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙚 Access to this year’s event 😁

Here’s the thing… we’re dropping a small batch of tickets 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐘 @ 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎 𝐀𝐌 available at the 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙚 price (🏷𝟐𝟓% 𝐨𝐟𝐟) 👍

This 𝙏𝙄𝘾𝙆𝙀𝙏 𝘿𝙍𝙊𝙋 will sell out fast, so we’ll be sure to text you the secret link on Friday 👍 

🎟 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞
📍 Pasadena Convention Center
🗓 Sept 10-11, 2022

Stay Creative!

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