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JENNIFER FOX RETURNS TO PRODUCE 13TH GOVERNORS AWARDS for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Honorary Awards will be presented to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“I could not be more delighted to produce the Academy’s Governors Awards again and look forward to honoring the remarkable achievements of Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir.” – Jennifer Fox

Los Angeles, Calif. – Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 13th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Janet Yang announced today.  It is her fourth time producing the event. 

Honorary Awards will be presented to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“We’re thrilled to have Jennifer back at the helm to help us kick off Oscar season with a tribute fitting to these four extraordinary individuals.  Her contribution in past years has only elevated this truly special and joyous event,” said Yang.

“I could not be more delighted to produce the Academy’s Governors Awards again and look forward to honoring the remarkable achievements of Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir,” said Fox.

Fox has produced or executive produced some of the most iconic films of the last 15 years, including Tony Gilroy’s directorial debut, “Michael Clayton,” which earned seven Oscar nominations.  She began her film industry career in development and production at Universal Pictures, where she worked on several films, including “Erin Brockovich.”  Fox spent the next six years producing with Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney’s production company, Section Eight, where she worked on such acclaimed titles as “Syriana,” “Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “A Scanner Darkly” and “The Informant!.”  Her other film credits include “Duplicity,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” for which she received a BAFTA nomination, “Nightcrawler,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” “Velvet Buzzsaw,” “The Report” and “The Last Duel.”  She is currently working on her next film, “Magazine Dreams.” Fox also produced the Academy’s 10th, 11th and 12th Governors Awards. 

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 ROLEX AND CINEMA
For many decades, Rolex has maintained close ties with the world of cinema. Its watches have played a role in numerous films, including Oscar®-winning masterpieces. The company promotes excellence, encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts and celebrates progress by accompanying cinema legends and budding talents: through its Testimonees such as Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, with its mentorships for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017, serving as Proud Sponsor of the Oscars®, hosting the event’s Greenroom, while also supporting the Governors Awards, recognizing lifetime achievement in film. To assist in the preservation of film history for future generations, Rolex became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Through its support of the film industry, Rolex champions excellence, the perpetuation of knowledge, the conservation of the art of filmmaking and the rise of new talent.

HISTORY

In 2009 the Board of Governors voted to establish an annual event at which it will present its testimonial awards: the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award.  Honorees are selected and announced in September and presented their awards at a celebratory dinner event in November. They are also acknowledged at the next Academy Awards ceremony. 

The Governors Awards were established in effort to balance the desire to truly honor worthy individuals and avoid the time limitations that the Oscar telecast imposes on these honors.  By creating a separate event for recognizing these outstanding people in the movie industry, we’re insuring that each honoree will be given his or her full due, without compromise.


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 PRESENTS 2021 CAREERS IN FILM SUMMIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.

Panel discussions with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Lyndon Barrois, Brooke Breton,
Jimmy Chow, Nia DaCosta, J. Anthony Kosar, Erin Ramos, Doug Roble and more. 

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its 7th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 30.  The virtual event, taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST, 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.

Across three panels, attendees will learn about a variety of filmmaking crafts, including visual effects, production design, cinematography, editing, location management, script supervision, and more.  The event will kick off with an exploration of the recently released “Candyman” with members of the film’s cast and crew.

The program schedule is as follows:

PANEL 1 – Anatomy of a Production: “Candyman”
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST
Panelists: Nia DaCosta (writer/director), Cara Brower (production designer), John Guleserian (director of photography), Catrin Hedström (editor), J. Anthony Kosar (special effects makeup department head), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (actor)
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of SiriusXM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

PANEL 2 – Roll Credits: Other Jobs in the Industry
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
Panelists: Jimmy Chow (property master), S. Todd Christensen (location manager), Dawn Gilliam (script supervisor), Danny Gonzalez (gaffer), Katherine O’Keefe (intimacy coordinator), Melanie Ragone (best boy grip)
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of SiriusXM’s “The Mike Muse Show”

PANEL 3 – Visual Effects in Film
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST
Panelists: Lyndon Barrois (animation supervisor), Erin Ramos (head of effects animation), Doug Roble (Academy Scientific and Technical Award winner), R. Christopher White (visual effects supervisor)
Moderator: Brooke Breton, producer, Breton Productions and Academy governor, Visual Effects branch

This program is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

The event is free, but attendees must register here to obtain access.
 

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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