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Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2024—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the election of Olivier de Givenchy as Chair, Dr. Eric Esrailian as Vice Chair, and Patricia Bellinger Balzer as Secretary of its Board of Trustees.   
The Board of Trustees has also re-elected Jim Gianopulos as Treasurer.  
As the governing body of the Academy Museum, the board leads the museum toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies in addition to securing adequate resources to advance the museum’s mission.  
Incoming Academy Museum Director and President Amy Homma said, “We are thrilled to welcome Olivier de Givenchy, Dr. Eric Esrailian, and Patricia Bellinger Balzer to these Board Officer positions. As dedicated trustees serving on various committees and providing invaluable guidance and support, this group has played an active role in the museum’s success.” She continued, “We are also proud to re-elect Jim Gianopulos as Treasurer. He joined the board in 2017 as a founding trustee and has played a significant role in ensuring the museum’s financial stability.”  
Board of Trustees members as of July 1, 2024 include Olivier de Givenchy, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Patricia Bellinger Balzer, Jim Gianopulos, Howard Berger, Arnaud Boetsch, Effie T. Brown (honorary trustee), David Dolby, Tom Duffield, Sidonie Seydoux Dumas, Sid Ganis (honorary trustee), Julia S. Gouw, Ray Halbritter, Tom Hanks, Amy Homma, Travis Knight, Bill Kramer, Miky Lee, Eva Longoria, Ryan Murphy, Katherine L. Oliver, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Shira Ruderman, Ted Sarandos, Regina K. Scully, Kimberly Steward, Janet Yang, and Kevin Yeaman. 
About Olivier de Givenchy, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Patricia Bellinger Balzer, and Jim Gianopulos:  

Olivier de Givenchy (Chair) is the CEO of J.P. Morgan Private Bank for the West Region and oversees offices in California, Washington, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. He also has direct responsibility for the Los Angeles market and is Chairman of The West Coast Market Leadership Team. Previously, de Givenchy was the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Private Bank in the United Kingdom and served on the board of J.P. Morgan International Bank. He began his career in financial services in 1985 and, since joining J.P. Morgan in 1993, has served in several leadership roles, including Chairman of J.P. Morgan International Bank, Chairman of the London Management Committee, and the private bank representative for the EMEA CEO Conference. He sits on the J. Paul Getty Museum Director’s Council, is an ambassador of The Blue Marine Foundation, and a founding member of the Blue Marine Yacht Club.

De Givenchy joined the board on June 26, 2020, and has been active on the Campaign and Development Committee and the Programming Committee.

Dr. Eric Esrailian (Vice Chair)  is a physician, film producer, and entrepreneur. He is also actively involved in philanthropic efforts connecting health, human rights, education, and the arts. Esrailian is a professor, Chief of the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, and Co-Chair of the UCLA Chancellor’s Second Century Council for the whole university—alongside the institution’s major supporters. Esrailian is part of the leadership of several philanthropic organizations, and he is a long-time board member and Vice Chair of the Hammer Museum. He has also produced films with a focus on human rights issues and social impact. In 2017, the university designated Esrailian as a UCLA Optimist among its notable alumni and faculty dedicated to solving the world’s problems. In 2019, Esrailian and his partners co-founded SOMM TV, a streaming service with original series, films, podcasts, and master classes dedicated to wine and food. In 2021, he was also honored by Pope Francis at the Vatican with the Benemerenti Medal for his humanitarian activities around the world. Esrailian joined the board on June 21, 2022, and has served on the Campaign and Development and Governance and Nominations Committees. He has been active in supporting a range of programs and projects at the museum, notably The Promise Workshops, which brings together the empowering and expressive nature of filmmaking with professional skill development to Los Angeles area emerging adults ages 18–23.

Patricia Bellinger Balzer (Secretary)  is a philanthropist and highly experienced global board director. Bellinger Balzer has dedicated her career to empowering individuals and organizations to achieve high performance through enlightened leadership and inclusive cultural competence for over three decades. She is an operating partner at Sandbrook Capital, a private investment firm focused on climate impact. In June of last year, she retired from Harvard University as VP and Chief of Staff to the President, previously served on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), and as a senior executive at Harvard Business School. Prior to her leadership roles at Harvard, Bellinger Balzer led the global diversity and inclusion transformation at energy conglomerate BP. Under her leadership, BP won the coveted Catalyst Award for the advancement of women and progress in global diversity. Bellinger Balzer currently serves on numerous public, private, and non-profit boards in the US and Europe, including Paris-based aviation/aerospace group Safran, Bath & Body Works, and the Smithsonian Institution National Board, among others. Bellinger Balzer also devotes considerable time to the non-profit sector, with a focus on youth development, human trafficking prevention, and the arts. Bellinger Balzer joined the board on June 26, 2020, and has been a member of the Governance and Nominations Committee and Co-Chair of the Collections and Exhibitions Committee. She gifted the Balzer Collection, the world’s most prominent collection of pre-cinematic objects, featured as part of the museum’s opening exhibition The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection. 

Jim Gianopulos (Treasurer) served as the Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures until 2021, where he oversaw the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, and distribution. He previously headed 20th Century Fox. He has sat on the Board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and currently sits on the Boards of the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the X Prize Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California School of the Cinematic Arts, where he is an Adjunct Professor. 

Gianopulos joined the board in 2017, as a founding trustee. He was first appointed Treasurer in 2021 and is the Chair of the Finance Committee. ### Image Credits: Photo courtesy of Olivier de Givenchy; Dr. Eric Esrailian, photo courtesy of John Russo; photo courtesy of Patricia Bellinger Balzer; photo courtesy of Jim Gianopulos.

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 and store are open six days a week from 10am to 6pm, and are closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day. 

Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Guests to Double Their Fun With the Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free Ticket Option.

Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Guests to Double Their Fun With the Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free Ticket Option, Available for Purchase Now Through October 9, 2024

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Universal City, California, June 13, 2024 – Beginning today, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering guests a chance to experience the two of the best days in L.A. with the purchase of a Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free General Admission ticket, available now through October 9, 2024.

With a bevy of original and dynamic immersive lands, thrill rides and attractions, visiting Universal Studios Hollywood is twice as nice when the second visit is free.

The process is turnkey so the fun can start as soon as possible. Guests can purchase the special Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free ticket option online at Universal Studios Hollywood now through October 9, 202,4 and enjoy their second day free for their return on select dates, with all visits completed on or before December 18, 2024.

There are no blockout dates for the first visit as part of this special, limited time offer, which excludes Universal Express and Universal Express Unlimited. Blockout dates apply to the second visit, and restrictions apply.

Families, friends, kids and adults can all share in the adventure by exploring the theme park and its signature world famous Studio Tour, which offers an insightful peek at the inner workings of an authentic movie and television production backlot along with an array of special-effect attractions, such as the reimagined “Earthquake—The Big One,” “King Kong 360-3D,” “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” as well the Jupiter’s Claim original film sets from the horror epic, Nope.

Now through August 11, 2024, guests will also have a chance to experience the Studio Tour’s 60th anniversary which features reissued Glamor Trams and an array of nostalgic enhancements, including an opportunity to step off the tram and onto a legendary movie set where an original, fully restored 1964 vintage Glamor Tram awaits. The area also provides opportunities for additional memorable photo opportunities and social media posts, including a giant King Kong backdrop and the theme park’s original hanging Jaws shark.

From the moment guests traverse the theme park’s red carpet entry and pass through its  signature arch, they are met with exhilaration and excitement that carries through to its immersive lands, dynamic thrill rides and attractions, including the interactive land SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, featuring the critically-acclaimed “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride; “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” highly immersive land features Hogsmeade™ village, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™ rides; “Jurassic World—The Ride”; Illumination’s award-winning “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” and “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem”; Springfield, U.S.A. and “The Simpsons Ride™”; “TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride—3D” and “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride.”

For more information, visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates 4th of July With Elaborate Firework Displays, Live Performances and Themed Décor.

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the 4th of July with a dazzling fireworks display, live performances, themed décor and more. All festivities are included in the price of theme park admission.

Guests are invited to bring family and friends to celebrate Independence Day at Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the theme park’s slate of award-winning lands, rides, and attractions, then transition to the rhythmic beats of a fife and drum band, festive décor and an exhilarating fireworks display beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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The City of Santa Clarita presents Summer Theater fun at The Main in Down Town Newhall. Witness Love and the Absurd this Summer.

Newhall, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s Main presents summer plays!

ConstellationsJune 27 – 30

CONSTELLATIONS is a spellbinding love story about an unlikely romance between Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a physicist. After a chance encounter at a barbeque brings them together, the possibility of a spark seems unlikely. What happens next defies the limits of our understanding of time and space.

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An Evening of Absurdity
July 12-14, 19-21

An Evening of One Act Plays by master absurdist Eugène Ionesco, with two of his master works: The Bald Soprano and The Lesson.
Part of the Summer Theatre Festival by Santa Clarita Shakespeare.
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Our Dad is in Atlantis
July 26-28

Two Brothers journey to find their father in Atlantis
Presented entirely in Spanish with English subtitles.
(Spanish translation)

Espectáculo en español (Spanish Language Show)
Papa esta en la Atlántida
Dos hermanos viajan para encontrar a su padre en Atlantis
Presentado íntegramente en español con subtítulos en inglés.
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Explore the City’s new website at www.atthemain.org for information on productions and tickets for upcoming events!

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Announces the eighth year of Gold Rising, exploring behind-the-camera career focus on cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, sound or visual effects.

Eighty-Six Students Will Participate in Academy Career Launch Program in Partnership with 18 Film and Entertainment Companies.

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the 2024 Academy Gold Rising talent development program, an eight-week summer educational and networking initiative that helps college seniors, recent graduates and young professionals acquire the knowledge, skills and connections to achieve careers in the film industry.  Through internships with the Academy and partner companies, Gold Rising offers unprecedented industry access, connecting participants with valuable work experiences within film, technology, production and digital media.  Upon completing the program, each Gold Rising participant will be paired with an Academy member for an eight-month mentorship.

“The Academy’s Gold Rising program cultivates the next generation of storytellers and artisans.  We eagerly anticipate guiding this year’s class to demonstrate and instill a deep appreciation of how each discipline and aspect of filmmaking contributes to the collaborative nature of our industry,” said Brooke Breton, Academy governor and member of the Academy Foundation Board of Trustees.

In addition to valuable internships, the Academy Gold Rising program also includes the Gold Rising production track, which is available for students from Los Angeles community colleges, state schools and trade schools who have a specific behind-the-camera career focus on cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, sound or visual effects.  Students in this track will get hands-on experience shooting on a soundstage and complete a short film project alongside Academy members and film professionals.

This year, 86 students and young professionals and 18 film and entertainment companies will participate in the program.  Gold Rising’s 2024 partners include The Black List, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), DTS – Xperi, The Walt Disney Company, Dolby Laboratories, FotoKem, Fremantle, Group Effort Initiative, Lionsgate, Monkeypaw Productions, Moving Picture Institute, Panavision, Paramount Pictures, Shout! Factory, Sony Pictures Entertainment, United Talent Agency (UTA) and Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

“The Academy is dedicated to inspiring young artists and creating opportunities for underrepresented communities to engage with the film world.  The Academy Gold Rising program is a core part of this focus as it fosters pathways of access to the film industry to talented individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives,” said Kendra Carter, Academy Senior Vice President, Impact and Global Talent Development.  “We’re grateful to our generous partners, donors and Academy members, who enable us to share our commitment to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard and valued.”

The program kicks off tomorrow, June 12, with a two-day orientation that includes tours of the Academy Film Archive, the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios and Warner Bros. Discovery Studios.

Over the course of the program, participants will hear from panelists and speakers on such topics as:

Anatomy of a Film – “The Fall Guy” (Pre-Production)

Production & Post-Production – “A Quiet Place: Day One”

Expecting the Unexpected: A Conversation on Documentary Filmmaking

The Magic of Visual Effects and Special Effects

Storytelling as Collective Art & Advocacy

Mind Matters: Accessing Resources for Mental Wellbeing

With the program now in its eighth year, there have been more than 650 past Gold Rising participants.  
Gold Rising is part of Academy Gold, a global talent development and inclusion initiative that provides creative individuals of diverse backgrounds access and resources toward achieving their career pathways in filmmaking.  Academy Gold also includes career launch programs such as the Student Academy Awards and career growth programs such as the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and Gold Fellowship for Women.  All past participants and award recipients of these programs become a part of the Gold Network, which provides networking opportunities, access and career advancement services.

Academy Gold Rising is supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Snap Foundation and Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.  Additional support is provided by Gold tier partner, The Walt Disney Company.

Other funding generously provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Leon Silverman, Lisa Kaye and Randy Haberkamp. 

In-kind support is provided by 424 Post, Disney Digital Studio Services, Harbor Picture Company, Panavision, Exceptional Minds, Filmmakers Academy, Los Angeles Film School and New York Film Academy.

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 Facebook and LinkedIn.



Academy Museum Gala Host Committee is formed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,  Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Jon Bernthal, Orlando Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Ruth E. Carter, Jon M. Chu, Kieran Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Ariana DeBose, Colman Domingo, Winston Duke, Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons, Cynthia Erivo, Emerald Fennell, Sally Field, Nicholas Galitzine, Jennifer Garner, Ariana Grande,  Ludwig Göransson, Regina Hall, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Cord Jefferson, Dwayne Johnson, Rashida Jones, Regina King, Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Lange, Jude Law, Jennifer Lawrence, Greta Lee, Demi Moore, Niecy Nash-Betts, Josh O’Connor, Ke Huy Quan, Questlove, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Meg Ryan, Celine Song, Denis Villeneuve, Lulu Wang, Jeffrey Wright, Letitia Wright, Steven Yeun and Hans Zimmer.

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 10, 2024—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced details of its annual fundraising gala, to be held on October 19, 2024. The Academy Museum Gala will celebrate the acclaimed museum’s third anniversary and will honor Academy Award-nominated actor Paul Mescal; Academy Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Rita Moreno ; and two-time Academy Award-winning and six-time Academy Award-nominated writer and director Quentin Tarantino.

The evening will help raise vital funds to support museum exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, including screenings, K– 12 programs, and access initiatives in service of the public and the local community of Los Angeles. Supported by Rolex, the official watch partner and founding supporter of the Academy Museum, the Gala is being co-chaired by Academy Museum Trustee, physician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dr. Eric Esrailian; Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, director, and activist Salma Hayek Pinault; Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman; Academy Museum Trustee and actress, director, producer, and activist Eva Longoria; and Academy Museum Founding Supporter, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner, and actor, filmmaker, and studio founder Tyler Perry

“The Academy Museum Gala celebrates the power, global impact, and indelible importance of cinema, and I am thrilled we can gather for a fourth year and honor these three amazing artists—Rita Moreno, Quentin Tarantino, and Paul Mescal—whose groundbreaking achievements, filmmaking influence, and demonstrated versatility will continue to inspire generations of artists and filmmakers,” said incoming Academy Museum Director and President, Amy Homma. “We are profoundly grateful to Rolex for their continued support of the museum and cinema worldwide, our co-chairs Dr. Eric Esrailian, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, and Tyler Perry for hosting this special evening.”

The three awards presented at this year’s Academy Museum Gala reflect the museum’s continued mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of film and to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema. The awards presented at this year’s gala include:

  • The Vantage Award, presented to Paul Mescal, honoring an emerging artist or scholar who is helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.
  • The Icon Award, presented to Rita Moreno, celebrating an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact.
  • The Luminary Award, presented to Quentin Tarantino, given to an artist whose singular contributions have expanded the creative possibilities of cinema.

The 2024 Academy Gala Host Committee, also announced today, includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Jon Bernthal, Orlando Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Ruth E. Carter, Jon M. Chu, Kieran Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Ariana DeBose, Colman Domingo, Winston Duke, Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons, Cynthia Erivo, Emerald Fennell, Sally Field, Nicholas Galitzine, Jennifer Garner, Ariana Grande, Ludwig Göransson, Regina Hall, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Cord Jefferson, Dwayne Johnson, Rashida Jones, Regina King, Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Lange, Jude Law, Jennifer Lawrence, Greta Lee, Demi Moore, Niecy Nash-Betts, Josh O’Connor, Ke Huy Quan, Questlove, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Meg Ryan, Celine Song, Denis Villeneuve, Lulu Wang, Jeffrey Wright, Letitia Wright, Steven Yeun and Hans Zimmer.

The 2023 Academy Museum Gala honored Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and Sofia Coppola. The 2022 Academy Museum Gala honored Julia Roberts, Miky Lee, Sir Steve McQueen, and Tilda Swinton. The 2021 Academy Museum Opening Gala honored Haile Gerima and Sophia Loren as well as Academy Museum Campaign Leaders Annette Bening, Bob Iger, and Tom Hanks.

Additional details about the gala will be announced in the coming months.


Rita Moreno is a true Hollywood and Broadway legend having been honored and recognized for her critically acclaimed performances during her more than 80 year career. Shehas won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy.Her countless credits span more than eight decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. In addition, Moreno has starred on London’s West End, appeared in more than 70feature films, countless television shows, and has performed in numerous regional theaters including her one woman show,Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She continues to tour the country appearing at speaking engagements and lectures. Moreno currently stars in such films as“The Prank”, a comedy-horror film that released in theaters nation wide in March and the Netflix film “Family Switch” which was released on the platform in December 2023.Recently, she has starred in several blockbuster films, “Fast X” and “80 for Brady”;a holiday flick for Lifetime-TV,“Santa’s Bootcamp”;and hosted the 30th Anniversary Special,“Beauty and TheBeast” on ABC-TV. Moreno also co-starred and served as an Executive Producer in Steven Spielberg’s remake of“West Side Story”. Her documentary, “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl WhoDecided to Go For It”, had its world debut at Sundance Film Festival and then released in theaters nationwide.The film also debuted on TV as part of PBS’American Masters series and is now streaming on Netflix. Moreno also appeared in the widely popular reimagining of Norman Lear’s classic TV sitcom, One Day At A Time which aired for 4 seasons.In 2015 Moreno released her first ever all-Spanish language album, Una Vez Más, produced by good friend, Emilio Estefan. She is also aNew York Times best selling author with her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir published by Celebra Books.Recipient of the Peabody Career Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture, she was also honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She has also served as Grand Marshall for both the Rose Parade and National Puerto RicanDay Parade.Moreno is the recipient Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, the highest civilian award of the United States, and the National Medal of Arts byPresident Barack Obama, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons.

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, James Cameron and Jia Zhang-ke, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex mentoring programme for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered 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.

Images: Paul Mescal, photo by Christian Tierny; Rita Moreno, photo by Mark Hill; Quentin Tarantino, photo by Art Streiber

About the Academy Museum
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 and store are open six days a week from 10am to 6pm and are closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day.

Cine Gear Expo LA held at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank showcased lights, cameras and plenty of Hollywood action in the world of cinema technology, drawing industry leaders and thousands of creative enthusiasts for an exciting weekend.

By Margie Anne Clark

Burbank, Calif. – It was lights cameras and plenty of Hollywood action at the Cine Gear Expo LA, held at the famed Warner Bros Studios in Burbank as industry leaders and visitors alike gathered over the weekend at the historic film studio with demonstrations that staggered the imagination of possibilities in the realm of film-making and storytelling for television and the big screen.

The Cine Gear LA Expo is the biggest EXPO and featured exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, film competition, and awards ceremony. The LA Expo was held June 7 through June 9.

A fitting backdrop for the Cine Gear industry trade-show, visitors enjoyed outdoor booths on Warner Bros Midwest and French Streets, former home to The Music ManBonnie and Clyde, and Gilmore Girls. Simultaneously the Friends and Young Sheldon stages will house indoor booths filled with the latest tech from popular equipment vendors.

Warner’s full-service facility also offers state-of-the-art venues like the Steven J. Ross Theatre to accommodate Cine Gear’s hallmark Film Competition and Screening Series, and Presentations.

This year’s Cine Gear Expo LA at Warner Bros Studios included technology previews, film screenings, educational panels, guild and association presentations, filmmaker talks— to the best mingling in the biz, all under the California skies, as June’s morning overcast made way for LA’s signature sunshine.

A Quiet Place Comes to Life as an All-New Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House.

If They Hear You, They Hunt You Paramount Pictures’ Critically Acclaimed Film Series A Quiet Place Comes to Life as an All-New Halloween Horror Nights Haunted House at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort Terrifying New Experience to Incorporate American Sign Language for the First Time Ever All Tickets Now on Sale, Including R.I.P. Tour, at Universal Studios Hollywood; Select Tickets for Universal Orlando Resort’s Event are Also Available, Including Tickets for the First-Ever Premium Scream Night.

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Universal City, Calif., Orlando, Fla. (June 6, 2024) – Guests will need to silence their screams when they enter the post-apocalyptic world of Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster movies, A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II, in an all-new chilling haunted house at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. The terror of the excruciating silence is set to begin Friday, August 30 at Universal Orlando Resort, and Thursday, September 5 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Directed by John Krasinski and critically acclaimed for its suspenseful yet mostly silent storytelling, A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II follow the Abbott family as they try to survive the aftermath of sightless creatures with a sharp sense of hearing that draws them to prey on anything that makes the slightest noise.

Mirroring the silence in the films, the haunted houses will embrace unique sound design, special effects and the adept performances of the scareactors to convey the ominous sense of dread depicted in the films. Consequential to the storyline, Halloween Horror Nights will incorporate the use of American Sign Language (ASL) for the first time ever within the “A Quiet Place” haunted houses to capture the authenticity of the films.

Fans will relive the tension that will come to life in the iconic scenes from the first two films, including traveling through the farmhouse that serves as the Abbott family’s shelter and stepping into the root cellar where Evelyn Abbott escapes to give birth as one of the creatures closes in. The snarls of the larger-than-life predators will follow guests at every spine-chilling turn, and guests must remember: if they hear you, they will hunt you.

Horror fans and movie buffs can now plan their visit to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood as all tickets are available for purchase. Beginning Thursday, September 5 and running select nights through Sunday, November 3, guests will encounter eight all-new haunted houses, an onslaught of sinister scare zones and the iconic Terror Tram.

A variety of Halloween Horror Nights ticket options are available for purchase to the Universal Studios Hollywood event, including General AdmissionUniversal ExpressAfter 2 P.M. Day/Night, the Early Access Ticket,which provides access to select haunted houses beginning at 5:30 p.m. (subject to change), in advance of the scheduled 7:00 p.m. event opening time, the premium R.I.P. Tour and popular passes, Frequent Fear and Ultimate Fear, which enable guests to experience the scares again and again. Click here to purchase tickets and for Terms and Conditions.

Stay and scream with a Halloween Horror Nights Vacation Package at Universal Studios Hollywood. Sample package includes one daytime General Admission ticket, one General Admission Halloween Horror Nights event ticket and accommodation at a Universal Partner Hotel. Click here for more information about each ticket type and here for vacation packages, plus Terms and Conditions. Universal Studios Hollywood Vacation Packages are sold by Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations, CST 2137135-50.

At Universal Orlando, a chilling new collection of horrifying experiences await guests, including 10 all-new movie-quality haunted houses, five scare zones filled with hundreds of menacing creatures, plus an energetic live show. Select tickets for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando are available for purchase, including single-night ticketsExpress Passes, the R.I.P Tour, which provides front of the line access to the haunted houses, and the Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour that offers a glimpse into how the scares are brought to life via a daytime, lights-on journey through select haunted house. Guests can also stay, scream and save up to $200 (based on a seven-night stay) with a special vacation package that includes one-night admission to the event, admission to all three Universal Orlando theme parks and accommodations at a Universal hotel near the haunts with exclusive benefits, including access to a dedicated Halloween Horror Nights entrance for faster entry into the event, Early Park Admission to the theme parks during the day, and more.

Tickets for Universal Orlando’s Premium Scream Night on Thursday, August 29, are now available. This unprecedented, one-night event will give a limited number of fans the opportunity to experience this year’s haunts before the event officially opens on Friday, August 30, including access to all 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and live entertainment. Premium Scream Night guests will also enjoy shorter wait times and staggered entry by group to the haunted houses, select all-you-care-to-enjoy food and non-alcoholic beverages, a souvenir credential, access to select attractions at Universal Studios Florida and free self-parking after 5 p.m. Only a limited number of tickets are available – click here for additional details.

Fans can get a jump-start on their Halloween Horror Nights gear with an all-new merchandise collection available for purchase now at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as online at http://shop.universalorlando.com. New items include a t-shirt and mug inspired by the all-original “A Quiet Place” haunted house.

For those eager to dive more into the scares in store for Halloween Horror Nights, check out the Discover Universal Blog, which today also reveals more about the slate of six original haunted houses at Universal Orlando Resort’s event. New updates will be posted regularly for the events at both Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Additional details, including new haunted houses coming to both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, will be revealed soon. For more information and to purchase tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood’s event, visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com/Halloween.  For more information and to purchase tickets for Universal Orlando’s event, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/Halloween.

Ryan Gosling and David Leitch make surprise appearance at Universal Studios Hollywood during the Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show.

On Saturday, April 27, The Fall Guy star Ryan Gosling and Director David Leitch surprised fans by appearing in “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show” at Universal Studios Hollywood. The pre-show is before the WaterWorld stunt show and inspired by The Fall Guy movie. Catch the last weekend of the Fall Guy stunt show at Universal Studios Hollywood, May 17-May 19.

Universal City, California – Universal Studios Hollywood, in collaboration with  Universal Pictures and 87North, presents “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show,” inspired by  Universal’s new 87North film The Fall Guy, as part of the theme park’s popular “WaterWorld”  attraction, beginning Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 19, 2024. The Fall Guy, starring  Oscar® nominees Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, from blockbuster director David Leitch, arrives in  theaters on Friday, May 3.  

This all-new, exclusive entertainment performance features an original storyline designed to  provide an entertaining peek behind the curtain of how stunt performances are designed and  brought to life, while celebrating the artistry of the film industry’s unsung heroes – the stunt  performers. 

The show is produced by 87North Productions, the world-renowned production and action  design company founded by Leitch and producer Kelly McCormick, who are the force behind such  iconic and bold action tentpole films as Bullet Train, Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw,  Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, Nobody, Violent Night and John Wick

Said Leitch, “We make movies to give audiences an experience, and what better way to  amplify 87North’s brand of action storytelling than to evolve into live events. We are so thankful to  our partners at Universal who embraced our ideas and gave us the platform to do something really  fun and immersive with The Fall Guy.”

Using the existing “WaterWorld” set, the action packed “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre Show” will feature dynamic, unforgettable new stunts and entertain guests with an exclusive  performance that can only be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood. 

The Fall Guy, directed by former stuntman David Leitch, stars Academy Award® nominee  Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a former stuntman who is drafted back into service when the star of  a mega-budget studio movie goes missing. Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy also  stars Black Panther’s Winston Duke, Bullet Train’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emmy® winner Hannah  Waddingham (Ted Lasso) and Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at  Once). The Fall Guy is produced by 87North’s Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, Guymon Casady  and Ryan Gosling.  

An exclusive social engagement, The Fall Guy photo op, will also be available within the  theme park. Starting with the film’s release on May 3, guests and moviegoers will be able to enjoy  a double dose of The Fall Guy by attending “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show” and then seeing  the film in style at Universal Cinema on Universal CityWalk Hollywood, either in the seven-story  IMAX® with 4K laser projection or its new PRIME Theatre, featuring 4K laser projection technology  and superior acoustics. Universal CityWalk offers moviegoers $5 parking with purchase of General  Parking and a movie ticket (restrictions apply). More information is available here. 

For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, guests  can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and  follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). 

About 87North Productions 

87North Productions is the world-renowned production and action design company founded by  Director/Producer David Leitch and Producer Kelly McCormick who are the force behind such iconic, high  quality, and bold action tentpole films such as Bullet Train, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawDeadpool 2, Atomic Blonde, Nobody, Violent Night and John Wick. As prolific filmmakers whose films have  earned a staggering combined total of over $2.9 billion at the worldwide box office, the duo have numerous  film and television projects in development with every major Hollywood studio and streamer, including under  their first-look deal with Universal Pictures and UPC. 87North’s latest action thriller, The Fall Guy, is directed  by Leitch, produced by McCormick and Leitch, and is a silver-screen take on the 1980s hit television show  starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.  

In 2022, 87North launched its action design and stunt facility, co-owned by Leitch and McCormick. Based in  the heart of Hollywood, the state-of-the-art studio provides a comprehensive, safe, and skilled environment  where world-class stunt designers create action stunts and train actors for Leitch and McCormick’s own  productions, as well as for outside filmmakers and projects. David Harbour was the first actor to train at the  87North facility which he affectionately dubbed, “The Church of Pain,” while preparing for his lead role as  “Santa Claus” in Violent Night.

Photos by Universal Studios Hollywood.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Turner Classic Movies. The new TCM Classic Films Tour showcases the Golden Age of Hollywood through the 1970s.

BURBANK, Calif., April 16, 2024 — Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood announces an exciting partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to launch a brand new TCM Classic Films Tour for TCM’s 30th anniversary this month.  Opening today, the enhanced tour will take guests on an incredible journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood, celebrating iconic movies featured on TCM as well as showcasing the breadth of the Warner Bros. library. 

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group’s Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy said, “For 100 years, Warner Bros. has stood for the very best in moviemaking and TCM has continued to spotlight the legacy of the studio with incredible program offerings throughout its 30 years.  We are thrilled movie lovers from around the world can visit the iconic Burbank lot to experience the TCM Classic Films Tour and celebrate the rich history of the studio’s contributions to cinema.”

Guests will explore the historic Warner Bros. Studio backlot with a focus on the studio’s early days, delving into the timeless allure of classic cinema and feeling the magic of Hollywood’s rich history firsthand.

The new tour promises an entertaining journey that offers something different.  Guests can visit new points of interest including: the exterior of James Dean’s apartment where he resided while working on the lot; the serene rose garden, which in the early years was Jack Warner’s tennis court and was surrounded by talent dressing rooms; and the Eastwood Scoring Stage built in 1929 where countless titles have been scored.  Guests will have the chance to stop at the Property House, which houses over a half-million television and movie props, including the pirate chair from Captain Blood and even the breathtaking Tiffany’s chandelier from The Letter

Before stepping into the magic, guests will enter the state-of-the-art deluxe screening room, located at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Welcome Center, to admire historical photographs from the Warner Bros. archive and enjoy a newly curated introduction video from the hosts of TCM: Ben Mankiewicz, Eddie Muller, Jacqueline Stewart, Alicia Malone, and Dave Karger.

While embarking into newly-themed TCM Classic Films Tour carts with their expert guide to take them around their 90-minute backlot tour, guests will hear from the TCM hosts to transport them into the heart of cinematic history and immerse them in iconic classics such as CasablancaThe Life of Emile ZolaMy Fair Lady, The Music ManYankee Doodle DandyBlazing SaddlesGiant, and more.

“The partnership with TCM solidifies our commitment to providing unforgettable entertainment experiences to our guests,” said Danny Kahn, Vice President & General Manager of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.  “The TCM Classic Films Tour is a natural fit for the Studio Tour.  TCM showcases and preserves beloved classic films, and the Studio Tour offers our guests the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Hollywood legends and connect with their beloved titles.”      

The TCM Classic Films Tour lasts approximately three and a half hours, including 90 minutes with an expert Tour Guide and two hours of self-guided experiences.  The tour includes a visit to Stage 48: Script to Screen, an interactive sound stage highlighting different steps of film production and iconic sets, including the Central Perk Set from Friends and Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment from The Big Bang Theory.  The tour’s grand finale is Action and Magic Made Here, showcasing the DC Universe and Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series.  The tour concludes with a Celebration of Warner Bros., showcasing awards and original props and costumes from classic titles including Casablanca, The Music Man, and My Fair Lady.  

Tickets, details, and availability for all tours are available at wbstudiotour.com.

About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood gets you closer to the entertainment you love by taking you on the lot of a real working studio.  As a recipient of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards and recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States, the Studio Tour gives guests a revealing look behind the camera at how Hollywood magic is made.  From TV shows like Friends, Abbott ElementaryThe Big Bang Theory, and ER to beloved films like CasablancaRebel Without a Cause, Batman, and Harry Potter, fans get to explore a studio over 100 years old as they touch, tour, and visit the real sets and soundstages on the iconic 110-acre backlot where the greatest names in entertainment made history.  Also, the Warner Bros. Studio Store, offering exclusive merchandise, is open to the public and does not require a tour ticket to shop.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open Monday through Sunday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with studio tours departing every 30 minutes.  Advanced bookings are recommended, and children five years or older are welcome.  For the best value, book your tickets online at wbstudiotour.com or by calling +1 818-977-8687.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents classic films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting “where then meets now.” TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart, and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.  With more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars.  TCM also directly connects with movie fans with offerings such as the TCM Wine Club, TCM Auctions and the TCM Library in addition to popular events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise.  TCM also produces the wildly successful podcast “The Plot Thickens,” which has had more than 7 million downloads to date.  TCM hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.  Fans can also enjoy a classic movie experience on the TCM hub on Max.