Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

Academy Approves Voter Qualification Changes

In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite backlash following the nominations announcement, which resulted in heated debate and several stars threatening to boycott the 2016 Awards Ceremony, ... Continue Reading →

Academy Gives Miyazaki Governor’s Award

Animators Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, actress Maureen O’Hara ... Continue Reading →

VES Summit Addresses Vast Changes in Industry

Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, former Digital Domain president and Ender’s Game producer Ed Ulbrich, Warner Bros. president of digital production, animation ... Continue Reading →

John Lasseter Elected First VP of Academy

Pixar and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter has been elected to the post of first VP of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He previously served terms as treasurer ... Continue Reading →

Katzenberg to Receive Academy’s Humanitarian Honor

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors voted this week to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Other honorary ... Continue Reading →