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THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTS 2022–2023 BOARD OF GOVERNORS.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2022–2023 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term. 

Elected to the Board for the first time:

Marlee Matlin, Actors Branch
Richard Hicks, Casting Directors Branch
Dion Beebe, Cinematographers Branch
Jason Reitman, Directors Branch
Chris Hegedus, Documentary Branch
Nancy Richardson, Film Editors Branch
Megan Colligan, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
Jason Blum, Producers Branch
Missy Parker, Production Design Branch
Marlon West, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
Peter Devlin, Sound Branch
Paul Debevec, Visual Effects Branch 

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board:

Ruth E. Carter, Costume Designers Branch
Donna Gigliotti, Executives Branch
Howard Berger, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Eric Roth, Writers Branch

Returning to the Board after a hiatus:

Charles Fox, Music Branch

They will join returning governors Pam Abdy, Kate Amend, Bonnie Arnold, Lesley Barber, Charles Bernstein, Susanne Bier, Jon Bloom, Gary C. Bourgeois, Rob Bredow, Brooke Breton, Paul Cameron, Eduardo Castro, Bill Corso, Teri E. Dorman, Tom Duffield, Ava DuVernay, Linda Flowers, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García, Whoopi Goldberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Larry Karaszewski, Laura C. Kim, Christina Kounelias, David Linde, Isis Mussenden, Stephen Rivkin, Howard A. Rodman, Terilyn A. Shropshire, Kim Taylor-Coleman, Wynn P. Thomas, Jennifer Todd, Jean Tsien, Mandy Walker, Rita Wilson, Janet Yang and Debra Zane.

As a result of this election, the Board comprises 54% women and 28% belonging to an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to two three-year terms (consecutive or non-consecutive), followed by a two-year hiatus, after which eligibility renews for up to two additional three-year terms, for a lifetime maximum of 12 years.  The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

For a complete list of the current 2021-2022 Academy governors, click here.
 
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

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THE ACADEMY TO HONOR MICHAEL J. FOX, EUZHAN PALCY, DIANE WARREN AND PETER WEIR WITH OSCARS® AT GOVERNORS AWARDS IN NOVEMBER.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Awards to Euzhan PalcyDiane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Los Angeles.

“The Academy’s Board of Governors is honored to recognize four individuals who have made indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large,” said Academy President David Rubin.  “Michael J. Fox’s tireless advocacy of research on Parkinson’s disease alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the impact of one person in changing the future for millions.  Euzhan Palcy is a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking significance in international cinema is cemented in film history.  Diane Warren’s music and lyrics have magnified the emotional impact of countless motion pictures and inspired generations of musical artists.  Peter Weir is a director of consummate skill and artistry whose work reminds us of the power of film to reveal the full range of human experience.”


Fox gained fame playing Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom “Family Ties.”  His hit films include “Back to the Future,” “The Secret of My Success,” “Casualties of War,” “Doc Hollywood” and “The American President.”  He returned to television in his award-winning lead role on “Spin City,” followed by guest appearances in series including “Rescue Me,” “The Good Wife” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”  His many awards include five Emmys, four Golden Globes, one Grammy, two Screen Actors Guild awards, a People’s Choice award, and GQ Man of the Year.  In 2000, he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which is now the leading Parkinson’s organization in the world.  He is the author of four New York Times bestselling books: Lucky ManAlways Looking UpA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future and No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality.  Fox is the subject of a documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, which is currently in production.

Palcy is a writer, director and producer born in Martinique in the French West Indies. Her first feature film, “Sugar Cane Alley,” won the Silver Lion at the 1983 Venice Film Festival, a first for a Black director.  It went on to win a César Award for Best First Work, the first César won by a woman director and by a Black filmmaker.  She continued her journey with “A Dry White Season” (1989), a drama made at the height of apartheid, becoming the first Black woman to direct a film for a major Hollywood studio and guiding Marlon Brando to his last Oscar nomination. Her films also include the musical fairytale “Siméon.”  Palcy’s work has been an inspiration to filmmakers, contemporary artists and novelists.

Warren is one of the most prolific contemporary songwriters and has written original songs for more than 100 films.  She has earned 13 Oscar nominations in the Original Song category, starting in 1987 and within each of the past five decades, for songs including “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Because You Loved Me,” “How Do I Live,” “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” “Til It Happens To You” and “Stand Up for Something.”  She has collaborated with such prominent music artists as Beyoncé, Cher, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Reba McEntire and Carlos Santana.

A leading figure in the Australian New Wave film movement in the 1970s, Weir emerged as a visionary filmmaker with “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “The Last Wave.”  He earned Oscar nominations for Directing for “Witness,” “Dead Poets Society,” “The Truman Show” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” for which he also received a Best Picture nomination, and earned a Writing nomination for “Green Card.”  His other notable films include “The Way Back,” “Fearless,” “The Mosquito Coast,” “The Year of Living Dangerously” and “Gallipoli.”

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

The 13th Governors Awards is proudly supported by Rolex, the Exclusive Watch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
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.

“The Academy’s Board of Governors is honored to recognize four individuals who have made indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large,” said Academy President David Rubin.  “Michael J. Fox’s tireless advocacy of research on Parkinson’s disease alongside his boundless optimism exemplifies the impact of one person in changing the future for millions.”

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ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES ANNOUNCES THEELECTION OF DR. ERIC ESRAILIAN, JULIA S. GOUW, AND SHIRA RUDERMANTO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Los Angeles, Calif. , June 21, 2022—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2022:

  • Dr. Eric Esrailian, a film producer, philanthropist, physician, and entrepreneur who is involved in philanthropic efforts connecting health, human rights, education, and the arts;
  • Julia S. Gouw, the Chairwoman of Piermont Bank, philanthropist, arts patron, and prominent proponent for advancing AAPI representation in entertainment;
  • Shira Ruderman, Executive Director of the Ruderman Family Foundation, whose philanthropic efforts have helped to improve the portrayal of disabilities in entertainment and increase the number of roles that cast actors with disabilities, in addition to her philanthropy focused on the American Jewish community.

These three new trustees bring many perspectives around arts, philanthropy, as well as wide-ranging and vital professional experiences to the governing body of the Academy Museum. As the museum ends its first operating fiscal year in excellent shape—more than 570,000 tickets have been sold since the September 30, 2021 opening—these new trustees will help continue the evolution and success of the project.

Ted Sarandos, Board Chair and Co-CEO of Netflix, said, “We are thrilled to welcome these three extraordinary leaders, who have already done so much.. for our community, and the industry at large… As members of our board, they will support and guide the Academy Museum in realizing its ambitious mission of increasing public appreciation for the arts and sciences of moviemaking and exploring the ongoing, multifaceted history of film.”

Academy Museum Director and President and incoming Academy CEO Bill Kramer added, “I join Ted and the entire Academy Museum Board of Trustees in welcoming Eric, Julia, and Shira. We have strong working relationships with all of them, and they have helped us open the Academy Museum in a powerful way. Their strong executive experience, profound philanthropic spirit….will help us tell the rich and varied stories of cinema to Los Angeles and the world.”

The new trustees join current Board members Ted Sarandos, Chair; Miky Lee (Mie Kyung Lee), Vice-Chair; Kimberly Steward, Secretary; Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer; Patricia S. Bellinger, Jason Blum, Arnaud Boetsch, Olivier de Givenchy, Laura Dern, David Dolby, Sidonie Seydoux Dumas, Sid Ganis (Honorary Trustee), Ray Halbritter, Tom Hanks, Dawn Hudson, Bill Kramer, David Linde, Eva Longoria, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Ryan Murphy, Dominic Ng, Katherine Oliver, David Rubin, Regina K. Scully, Emma Thomas, Diane von Furstenberg, and Kevin Yeaman.

ABOUT DR. ERIC ESRAILIAN, JULIA S. GOUW, AND SHIRA RUDERMAN
Dr. Eric Esrailian is a film producer, philanthropist, physician, and entrepreneur. He is also actively involved in philanthropic efforts and education. Dr. Esrailian has been a significant supporter of Academy Museum educational programs and is part of the leadership of several philanthropic organizations, including the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

He has produced films, including The Promise (2016) by Terry George, starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale. He also produced the educational companion documentary Intent to Destroy (2017) with Joe Berlinger, which was nominated for an Outstanding Historical Documentary Emmy. In 2019, Dr. Esrailian and his partners launched SOMM TV—a streaming service with original series, films, and master classes dedicated to wine and food.

Julia S. Gouw is the Chairwoman of Piermont Bank, a digital commercial bank that serves the fintech ecosystem. She is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of East West Bank. She was ranked one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” five times by American Banker magazine and has twice received the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Making a Difference” award in recognition of her achievements and philanthropic contributions.

She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Life and VIZIO. Born and raised in Indonesia, Gouw came to the United States in 1978 and earned her BS degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Shira Ruderman is a senior executive. Born and raised in Israel, she now lives in Boston with her husband Jay and their four children.

Images: (left) Dr. Eric Esrailian, Photo by John Russo; (center) Julia S. Gouw, Photo by Jeff Caroli; (right) Shira Ruderman, Photo courtesy 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.

ACADEMY KICKS OFF SIXTH YEAR OF ‘GOLD RISING’ INTERNSHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WITH 27 ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PARTNERS.

Talent Development Program Introduces New Visual Effects Track.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 27 partner companies in the sixth year of its Academy Gold Rising program.  Gold Rising is an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals.  For the first time, the program includes a dedicated focus on visual effects as part of its production track, which concentrates on below-the-line careers. 

Alongside the Academy, participating partners include AMC NetworksAmazon StudiosAnnapurna PicturesThe Black ListBRON StudiosCircle of ConfusionCreative Artists Agency (CAA)DTS – XperiThe Walt Disney CompanyDolby LaboratoriesFilmmakers AcademyFormosa Group LLCFotoKemFremantleGroup Effort Initiative, Illumination EntertainmentMonkeypaw ProductionsMoving Picture InstitutePanavisionParamount PicturesParticipantShout! FactoryStreamland MediaUnited Talent Agency (UTA)Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and WarnerMedia.

“We are incredibly inspired by the participants of Gold Rising.  Just as we seek to impart knowledge throughout this program, we are equally eager to learn from these talented individuals who consistently bring their unique ideas and insights,” said Academy governor and Education and Outreach Committee chair Wynn P. Thomas.  “We welcome this new class and look forward to seeing their ambitions unfold….”

“The Academy’s goal is to evolve constantly in finding new ways to support emerging filmmakers within various disciplines.  We’re thrilled to add a visual effects focus to our Gold Rising production track program this year, underscoring the importance of emerging technological advances in the art of filmmaking and their invaluable role in creating a story,” said Academy Vice President, Talent Development Programs Kendra Carter.  “We look forward to expanding the breadth of hands-on experiences that will help open doors for our participants to explore their futures in the industry, and we thank our incredible partners, Academy members and donors for making this robust program possible.”

This summer, 100 students (including 14 interns placed within the Academy and the Academy Museum) will participate in Gold Rising.  The eight-week program, which concludes with a graduation ceremony on August 6, offers participants networking opportunities with Academy members and industry professionals, a variety of panel discussions on every aspect of filmmaking, and career preparation sessions.

Partners will sponsor up to three of their interns for the program, which kicks off today, June 15, with a two-day orientation that includes Academy governors, members and other industry speakers, a studio panel, virtual tours of the Academy’s Film Archive, Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and a look into the Oscars® and Scientific and Technical Awards.

The program’s production track features online technical workshops and masterclasses for students interested in cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, sound and visual effects, a category newly added to the program this year.  The 31 participants in this track are from California State University Northridge, Exceptional Minds Academy, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Film School, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, New York Film Academy and select local community colleges from the Academy’s Community College Film and Media Arts Consortium. Gold Rising interns will hear from close to 100 panelists and speakers throughout the program.


Upon completion of the program, all Gold Rising interns will be paired with an Academy member for an eight-month mentorship.  Academy members from every branch have volunteered their time and support to the program, including such mentors as Khadija AlamiJudd ApatowLorrie BartlettSterling K. BrownMichael GoiSpike JonzeEric RothOsnat ShurerKaren ToliverEnnio TorresanMichael TronickNancy UtleyVirgil Williams and Janet Yang.

Gold Rising affords top film entertainment, technology, production services and digital media companies an opportunity to recruit and educate a nationwide pool of talent.  To date, there are 465 past Gold Rising program participants. 

Gold Rising, led by program directors Bettina Fisher and Niti Shah, is a part of Academy Gold, a global talent initiative that provides creative individuals with access and resources toward achieving their career pathways in filmmaking.  Programs under the Academy Gold umbrella also include Gold Fellowship for Women, the Student Academy Awards and the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  All past participants and award recipients of these programs become a part of the Gold Alumni Program.  The program also tracks participants’ career progression and successes through a database, offering a talent pipeline for the industry.

Academy Gold Rising is supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.  Additional support is provided by The Walt Disney Company and the Ruderman Family Foundation.

Other funding is provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Critics Choice Association.

For more information about the Gold Rising program, visit https://www.oscars.org/gold-rising.

For more information about Academy Gold, visit https://www.oscars.org/academy-gold/about-gold and follow on Instagram (@AcademyGold), Facebook, and LinkedIn


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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.

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BILL KRAMER NAMED CEO OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted today to name Bill Kramer, current Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, as its new CEO, following the departure of Dawn Hudson after 11 years of esteemed service. 


Kramer will lead the global membership, the Oscars, the institution’s education and emerging talent initiatives, the Academy’s extensive collections housed in the Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, and the Academy Museum and its ongoing calendar of exhibitions, screenings, educational and public programs, and retail operations.

In his current role, Kramer was responsible for successfully opening the Academy Museum in September 2021. The museum has sold more than 550,000 tickets in its first nine months in operation. Under Kramer’s direction, the museum successfully developed five floors of world-class exhibitions devoted to the arts and sciences of moviemaking and formalized channels between Academy members and the museum for overall content creation.

In addition, Kramer and his museum team developed the Academy’s first permanent retail store, both in the museum and online, generating sales of more than $5.5MM to date. Under Kramer’s leadership, the museum created the Academy’s first global publications imprint that launched with a Hayao Miyazaki catalog, which is currently in its fourth print run, and with a Spike Lee book to be issued this month. Kramer and the museum’s programming team developed the Academy’s first robust public screenings series with more than 40 programs presented each month, including Branch Selects, a screening series co-created with the Academy’s 17 member branches.

To ensure the financial health of the museum, Kramer oversaw the completion of the $388 million fundraising campaign that launched the museum project and established an ongoing $40 million annual operating revenue program that includes an annual gala, ticket sales, museum membership, and more.

“Bill Kramer has been a transformational leader in establishing the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as a beacon for movie lovers and a manifestation of everything the Academy represents and celebrates. His vision for the Academy’s future is likewise bold and inspiring, and our governors have agreed he is the ideal choice to lead at this pivotal moment for the organization. We believe Bill has the ability to bring together all corners of the motion picture community, and we’re thrilled to have him in this role to elevate the organization and unite our global membership,” said Academy President David Rubin. “I cannot stress enough the deep respect and appreciation we have for the groundbreaking achievements Dawn Hudson has brought to the Academy during her eleven years as CEO.  She initiated unprecedented efforts to create more space for diverse voices, both within the membership and our industry.  She was tireless in shepherding our long-awaited museum to its opening and has fortified the Academy’s financial stability, allowing us to develop programs and provide mentoring for those in front of and behind the camera. Our gratitude for her accomplishments and guidance is beyond measure.”

“What a privilege it’s been to work with an exceptionally talented staff and dedicated board members to create a truly global institution, a world-class museum that honors this art form so beautifully, an abiding commitment to representation and inclusion, and a modern organization ready to lead in a changing world,” said Hudson. “I’ve worked with Bill for close to a decade, and no executive is more innovative, more connected to artists, or more passionate about the opportunities that lie ahead than he is. The Academy and the Academy Museum are in the best of hands.”

Chair of the Academy Museum Board of Trustees and Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said, “The Academy Museum Board of Trustees is thrilled that Bill will be continuing his work with us as the CEO of the Academy and as a Trustee of the Museum Board. The museum’s opening has been a resounding success, and I look forward to working with Bill to help further amplify the museum’s robust programs and create a unifying and strategic vision for the future.”

“It is the great honor of my career to take on the role as CEO of the Academy,” said Bill Kramer. “I deeply believe in the power and artistry of cinema. I so look forward to galvanizing the unparalleled assets of the Academy—the Oscars, our global community of more than 10,000 Academy members, and our museum, library, and archive—to promote and elevate the arts and sciences of the movies and inspire the next generation of filmmakers. I am deeply grateful for this opportunity and for the incredible work of my colleagues Brendan Connell, Jr. and Jacqueline Stewart, who will continue the exceptional work of the Academy Museum.”

During his earlier tenure as managing director of the Academy Museum, Kramer served as the chief planning, public relations, advancement, exhibitions, and government relations officer for the museum’s pre-construction phase, successfully leading the project’s fundraising campaign and managing the project’s public approvals process. Kramer also oversaw the production of the museum’s first exhibition, Hollywood Costume, which explored the central role that costume design plays in cinematic storytelling and featured more than 100 iconic movie costumes.

Prior to returning to the Academy Museum in 2019, Kramer served as vice president of development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), one of America’s most institutionally and programmatically diverse arts institutions, where he led a 45-person team tasked with raising significant private and government funding, overseeing a visual art expansion program, and platforming BAM’s growing film program to an international audience.

Kramer has led capital and comprehensive campaigns for the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and has served in senior business and fundraising positions at the Sundance Institute, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Columbia University School of the Arts.

Kramer will assume his new role on July 18. Hudson will remain with the Academy as an advisor during the transition period. The appointment of a new Director of the Academy Museum is currently being addressed by the Museum Board of Trustees and the Academy Foundation Board and will be announced in the near future.


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.

ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH THE LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR THE 2022 FILM ACCELERATOR PROGRAM.

Five-week business education program is supported by TelevisaUnivision’s ViX.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), introduces the 2022 Academy Film Accelerator, a five-week program that will provide filmmakers from Latinx communities with education, resources and mentorship focused on the business of filmmaking.  The Los Angeles-based program will begin in June and guide 10 select participants in how to navigate the entertainment industry and build an awareness of the business skills required to get a film to the screen. 

The cohort is composed of LALIFF award-winning filmmakers and Inclusion Fellowship recipients. The program is part of Aperture 2025, the Academy’s ongoing commitment to inclusion, representation and equity, and is supported by TelevisaUnivision’s new global streaming service, ViX.

“We are honored to host this group of talented filmmakers as we come together to elevate mutual learning, community and impact,” said Shawn Finnie, the Academy’s Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards.  “We are so grateful to LALIFF and ViX for playing a central role in our vision to invest in filmmakers from different communities, backgrounds and experiences.  The Accelerator will be led by the Academy’s VP of Impact and Operations Jeanell English and Associate Director, Member Relations and Awards Angelica Cervantes.  Through our Academy members and industry executives, this program will address the important, yet often overlooked, topic of the business of film.”

Throughout the program, participants will engage in a series of workshops and masterclasses centered around content distribution, facilitated by leaders across the film industry.  Topics will include creative pitching, marketing and promotions, production development, and more.  Participants will each receive exclusive networking opportunities, mentoring from Academy members, a $10,000 stipend to go towards all aspects of distributing and promoting their projects, or to offset living costs, and the opportunity to pitch current or future projects to industry leaders.

“This partnership with the Academy marks another important step in ensuring that Hollywood truly represents the diversity and richness that the Latino community has to offer,” said Edward James Olmos, co-founder of LALIFF.  “We are honored to be able to support these talented filmmakers by offering them the right tools for the continuous growth in their careers.”

The participants will be acknowledged at this year’s LALIFF.  They are:

Miguel Angel Caballero
Lorena Durán
Michael Flores
Justin Floyd
Gabriela Garcia Medina
Monica Moore-Suriyage
Gabriela Ortega
Kase Peña
Tamara Shogaolu
Maite Zubiaurre


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.

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ACADEMY REAPPOINTS CURRENT AT-LARGE GOVERNORS FRANKLIN, GARCÍA AND YANG TO ADDITIONAL TERMS.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy Board of Governors has confirmed the reappointment of current governors-at-large DeVon Franklin (Executives Branch), Rodrigo García (Directors Branch) and Janet Yang (Producers Branch).  They will each serve an additional three-year term beginning on July 1.

“The level of commitment DeVon, Rodrigo and Janet have shown to the Academy, its members, and our ongoing investment in representation, inclusion and equity is immeasurable.  They are highly valued leaders, and we as a Board are pleased to provide this opportunity for them to continue their great work,” said Academy President David Rubin.

As with the governors representing each of the Academy’s 17 branches, governors-at-large may serve up to two three-year terms (consecutive or non-consecutive), followed by a two-year hiatus, after which eligibility renews for up to two additional three-year terms, for a lifetime maximum of 12 years.  The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

The Academy’s 2022-2023 Board of Governors will be elected in June.

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.

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Upcoming Film, Education, and Public Programs at the Academy Museum.

June –July Film, Education, and Public Programs

Los Angeles, Calif. – This summer, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures launches the film series Summer of Love, celebrating big screen romances from the 1990s, including Love Jones (1997), a new 4K restoration of Mississippi Masala (1991), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and much more. The museum will also be the exclusive Los Angeles venue for the first-ever US retrospective of Hungarian screenwriter and director Márta Mészáros; as well as 40th anniversary screenings of cult classic fantasy film The Last Unicorn (1982), with author/screenwriter Peter Beagle in attendance for a Q&A, and groundbreaking gay romance Making Love (1982)—with a Q&A featuring A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.

On June 3, teens are invited to a screen-printing poster workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art, and later that evening, at 7pm in the David Geffen Theater, activists Dolores Huerta and Eva Longoria will be in conversation on how film can have an impact on social change. On June 26, Carlos López Estrada will discuss poetry and the inspirations behind his film Summertime (2020). Our June Calm Morning program—our sensory-friendly activities—and accommodative screening, will focus on early cinema through explorations of our exhibition The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, while July will focus on the fantastical worlds.

Films are shown in 35mm, 70mm, and digital laser projection in our beautiful 288-seat Ted Mann Theater (TMT) and 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater (DGT). In some cases, films have been restored by the Academy Film Archive or another film partner. Select screenings include introductions, Q&As, and/or special guests, so please check our website for updates, download our digital film guide, or follow us @academymuseumscreenings on Instagram.

Education and Public Programs

Activism and Film: Dolores Huerta and Eva Longoria in Conversation
Fri, Jun 3 | 7pm | DGT
Exploring the intersections of activism and filmmaking, American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be in conversation with actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, and activist Eva Longoria. The Walt Disney Company Piazza will be activated with music and local food vendors and a poster screen-printing workshop with Self Help Graphics & Art for teens leading up to the talk.

My Place in the Sun
Book Signing | Fri, Jun 10 | 5pm | Academy Museum Store
In the book My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington, George Stevens Jr. emerges from the shadow of his celebrated Hollywood director father to claim his own place as a visionary force in American culture. Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with author George Stevens Jr.

Building Character: Animation
Sat, June 11 | 6pm | TMT
Learn about the process of creating a character in animation with Renato dos Anjos and Kira Lethtomaki (EncantoWreck-It Ralph).

Grease: The Directors Notebook
Book Signing | Sat, Jun 11 | 1pm | Academy Museum Store
Released more than four decades ago, Grease (1978) is one of the highest-grossing musical films of all time and a bona fide global sensation with legions of devoted fans across generations. Join us at the Academy Museum Store for a book signing with Grease director Randal Kleiser.

Film and Poetry with Carlos López Estrada and Get Lit
Sun, Jun 26 | 5pm | TMT
Academy Award-nominated director Carlos López Estrada will talk about the influence and inclusion of poetry in his films. He will discuss his film Summertime (2020)—a collaboration with the youth poetry organization Get Lit. An accompanying poetry workshop for teens will be facilitated by poets from Get Lit, during which teens can create poems about themselves, their communities, and their relationship to their city.

Calm Mornings
Ongoing
Calm Mornings is an ongoing monthly program that creates an environment for all visitors to enjoy less-sensory-stimulating spaces with moderated sound and lighting displays. In June, visitors are invited to explore the magic of pre-cinematic optical toys before an 11am accommodative screening of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011) in the Ted Mann Theater. The July program will encourage visitor to explore fantastical worlds featured in our Stories of Cinema exhibition, followed by the 11am accommodative screening of The Red Turtle (2016) in the Ted Mann Theater.

Film Programs

Summer of Love: 1990s Romances
June 2–July 30
The 1990s saw the release of many iconic romance films that forged paths for ones to come by pushing the boundaries of the genre. From the comic to the repressed, the doomed to the joyfully queer, the last decade of the 20th century expanded conventional notions of love. We invite you to come spend this summer of love with us. The series kicks off with a 4K restoration of Mississippi Masala (1991) with an introduction by community partner Visual Communications.

Mississippi Masala
Thu, Jun 2 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

But I’m a Cheerleader with Point Break
Sat, Jun 4 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Age of Innocence
Fri, Jun 17 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

The Watermelon Woman with Greetings from Africa
Sat, Jun 18 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Best Man
Sun, Jun 19 | 2pm | TMT | 35mm

Love Jones
Fri, Jun 24 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

My Own Private Idaho
Thu, Jun 30 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Before Sunrise
Fri, Jul 1 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mmSleepless in Seattle
Fri, Jul 8 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Double Happiness with Beau Travail
Sat, Jul 9 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Happy Together with Chungking Express
Fri, Jul 15 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Out of Sight
Sat, Jul 16 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Clueless
Fri, Jul 22 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Jerry Maguire
Fri, Jul 29 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm

Strictly Ballroom with Romeo + Juliet
Sat, Jul 30 | 7:30pm | TMT | 35mm
Márta Mészáros
June 3–July 7
The Academy Museum is honored to show the West Coast debut of the first US retrospective of pioneering Hungarian filmmaker Márta Mészáros. The series includes 11 titles, complete with Diary for My Children, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes.
The Girl with  Binding Sentiments
Fri, Jun 3 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Don’t Cry, Pretty Girls! with Riddance
Thu, Jun 9 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Adoption with Nine Months
Fri, Jun 10 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

The Heiresses with The Two of Them
Thu, Jun 16 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Diary for My Children with Diary for My Lovers
Sat, Jun 25 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP

Diary for My Mother and Father
Thu, Jul 7 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP
Special Screenings

A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg
Sat, Jun 11 | 7:30pm | TMT
Serge Bromberg presents his most astounding film discoveries in a unique one-man-show, accompanying these rare films on the piano, honoring the way they were originally featured. In addition, Bromberg speaks about the origin of the films—and in these stories, fact is often stranger than fiction.

Making Love
Thu, Jun 23 | 7:30pm | TMT | DCP
This 40th anniversary screening of the groundbreaking film, which tells the story of a man coming to terms with his sexuality, will be followed by a Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.

The Last Unicorn
Sat, Jul 30 | 3pm | DGT | DCP
Voiced by actors Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, and Angela Lansbury, this animated fantasy film also celebrates its 40th anniversary. Screenwriter and author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker will be on hand for a Q&A.
Family Matinees
Ongoing
Every Saturday, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. All movies in this series are rated G or PG, unless otherwise noted. The final Family Matinee of every month is an accommodative screening where we offer open captioning, keep the theater dimly lit, and maintain a lower volume for neurodivergent viewers. This June, the programming is celebrating LACMA’s exhibition City of Cinema: Paris 1895–1907 by taking a journey back to the dawn of cinema in the City of Lights. In July, programming will feature Academy Award-honored family-friendly summer movies.
Hugo in 3D
Sat, Jun 4 | 11am | TMT | DCP

Shorts Program: The Mysterious Screen
Sat, Jun 11 | 11am | TMT

Shorts Program: The Magic Cinema of Georges Méliès
Sat, Jun 18 | 11am | TMT

Hugo (Accommodative Screening)
Sat, Jun 25 | 11am | TMT | DCP

The Princess Bride
Sat, Jul 2 | 11am | TMT | 35mmDick Tracy
Sat, Jul 9 | 11am | TMT | 35mm

Babe
Sat, Jul 16 | 11am | TMT | 35mm

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Sat, Jul 23 | 11am | TMT | 35mm

The Red Turtle (Accommodative Screening)
Sat, Jul 30 | 11am | TMT | DCP

The Academy Museum’s 2021–2022 programming is made possible by the support of our generous partners, including:

Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. Participant in support of programs that engage diverse audiences in the intersection of art and activism. Ruderman Family Foundation in support of Academy Museum inclusion initiatives and programming. Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema. Gigi Pritzker Pucker and the Pritzker Foundation in generous support of social impact programs. 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 Esther S. M. Chui-Chao, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited. The generous support of Televisa Foundation-Univision in celebration of Mexican Cinema. Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.

AWARDS RULES AND CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS APPROVED by Academy’s Board of Governors for the 95TH OSCARS®

AWARDS RULES AND CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS APPROVED FOR 95TH OSCARS®
Additional Submission Key Dates Announced.

Los Angeles, Calif. — The Academy’s Board of Governors has approved rules and campaign regulations for the 95th Academy Awards®.

The eligibility period for Academy Awards consideration will return to the full calendar year: a feature film must have a qualifying theatrical release date between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.  The Academy Screening Room will no longer be a method of qualification, as theaters have reopened; the six qualifying U.S. metropolitan areas continue to be Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, and apply to General Entry categories as well as the Documentary and Short Film categories. 

The Board of Governors approved other rules changes for the 95th Awards including:

  • In the Documentary categories, the two category names have been changed to:
    • Documentary Feature Film
    • Documentary Short Film
  • In the Music (Original Song) category, no more than three songs from any one film may be submitted.
  • In the Sound category, producers will be required to make their films available for viewing by Sound Branch members, particularly when the release date is after the preliminary voting cycle opens.  Any special circumstances requests regarding eligible nominees must be received by the General Entry deadline of November 15, 2022.  Additionally, clips for the nominating screening (bake-off) shall not exceed 10 minutes of running time per title.

Submission deadlines are as follows:

Documentary Feature Film – Monday, October 3, 2022
International Feature Film – Monday, October 3, 2022
Animated Short Film – Friday, October 14, 2022
Documentary Short Film – Friday, October 14, 2022
Live Action Short Film – Friday, October 14, 2022
Original Score – Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Original Song – Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Animated Feature Film – Tuesday, November 15, 2022
General Entry categories – Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Campaign regulations, which specify how companies and individuals may market to Academy members films and achievements eligible for the 95th Academy Awards, were also updated.  Access to the Academy Screening Room will continue to be made available for all eligible releases.  Digital links to materials will be permitted under certain circumstances.  Film synopses may no longer contain credits, as film companies will now have the option to include credits on the Academy Screening Room prior to Nominations. 

For the complete 95th Academy Awards rules, visit oscars.org/rules.

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THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE SHOW DATE FOR 95TH OSCARS® KEY DATES ALSO ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 AWARDS SEASON

Los Angeles, Calif. — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 95th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Academy key dates for the 2022 Oscar® season are as follows:

  • General entry categories submission deadline Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Governors Awards     Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Preliminary voting begins 9 a.m. PT   Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Preliminary voting ends 5 p.m. PT   Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • Oscar Shortlists Announcement   Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Eligibility period ends     Saturday, December 31, 2022
  • Nominations voting begins 9 a.m. PT   Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT   Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Oscar Nominations Announcement   Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Oscar Nominees Luncheon    Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Finals voting begins 9 a.m. PT   Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Finals voting ends 5 p.m. PT    Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • 95th Oscars      Sunday, March 12, 2023

All dates for the 95th Academy Awards® are subject to change.

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

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 95th Oscars® will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.