THE ACADEMY CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF MOVIES

Special screenings of “Purple Rain” and “King of Jazz,” plusthe return of The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA – The Academy will highlight the art of film music with three programs in August: the West Coast restoration premiere of “King of Jazz,” a tribute screening of “Purple Rain” with members of the cast and crew,…






THE ACADEMY ANNOUNCES KEY DATES FOR 89TH OSCARS

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars®.  The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017.Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are: Saturday, November 12, 2016                    Governors AwardsThursday, January 5, 2017                          Nominations voting opensFriday, January 13, 2017                             Nominations voting closesTuesday,…






The Blackbird Academy Foundation Series:

Everything You Need to Know About the Fundamentals of Audio Production and Engineering The first titles now available at Groove3.com MONTCLAIR, N.J. (June 23, 2016) – Advances in technology and the wide availability of affordable recording software and gear have made it possible for everyone to record and produce their own music, audiobooks, voiceovers, and any other audio projects. Achieving…






AviSight, the nation’s premier drone services company, has announced its upcoming AviSight Drone Academy training class.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 09, 2016 The next course will take place June 28-July 1, 2016 at the South Point Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The course includes modules on current regulations, airspace requirements, flight operations, maintenance, sensors, power systems, and all other aspects of drone operations. Classes range from 1 to 4 day courses. The 1-Day Course is…






Academy Names 2016–17 FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients

$520,000 Support to Film Organizations LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today 37 recipients of its FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants programs.  FilmCraft grants support high-quality educational programs that identify and empower future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds.  FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies…






THE ACADEMY LAUNCHES 2016 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS® COMPETITION

New Expanded Foreign Film CategoryWinners Eligible for Oscars® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2016 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1. New this year, the Foreign Film category has been expanded to include separate awards for narrative,…






CASTING DIRECTORS MAKE THE “PERFECT CHOICE” AT THE ACADEMY

LOS ANGELES, CA – Legendary casting directors Lynn Stalmaster, Juliet Taylor and Mike Fenton will be saluted and will discuss the evolution of their profession and the casting director’s essential role in filmmaking with “Perfect Choice: The Art of the Casting Director” on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The event…






THE ACADEMY ADDS DIVERSE VOICES TO ITS LEADERSHIP

Three members added to Board of GovernorsSix members also added to Board committees LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs today appointed three new governors to join the Academy’s 51-seat Board. Reginald Hudlin (Directors Branch), Gregory Nava (Writers Branch) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) were confirmed by the current Board members for three-year…






THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT® IN NEW YORK AND LONDON

NEW YORK, NY—The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its East Coast and European members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, February 28.  The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Oscar Night London, supported by Swarovski, will…






THE ACADEMY AND POLICH TALLIX FINE ART FOUNDRY REVIVE THE ART OF OSCAR® STATUETTES

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy announced today that Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, based in Rock Tavern, New York, will exclusively create its iconic Oscar® statuettes, starting with the 88th Academy Awards®.  In a process that returns to the Oscar’s fine art roots, the statuettes will now be hand-cast in bronze before receiving its 24-karat gold finish. “With the…