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    Academy Governors Re-Elect Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS President

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS president at a board meeting on August 5.

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    Academy Gives Sundance Grant to Support Feature Film Labs

    For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is giving the nonprofit Sundance Institute a grant to support emerging feature film artists. The grant supports Sundance Feature Film Program's already existing four annual Labs: the June Screenwriters Lab, the Directors L...

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    Academy Elects New Board of Governors: Who Stays--and Who Goes

    Among the governors who are leaving the board for now are John Lasseter, Shorts Films and Animation Branch, Lisa Cholodenko, Directors Branch, Michael Apted, Documentary, Robert Rehme, Executive Branch, and Gale Anne Hurd, Producers Branch.

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    WATCH: Academy Videos of 'Originals’ Focus on Craft (VIDEO)

    Taking advantage of the power of online media, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is opening up and sharing. Their new web documentary series “Academy Originals” uses “the expertise of the organization’s more than 6,000 members” to focus on the creative process, seminal moments in film ...

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    Watch: Mike White Does Yoga, Eats a Burger and Talks Creativity in Latest 'Academy Originals' Video

    Academy Originals, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences' first digital initiative, has just released a new video featuring Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award-winning filmmaker Mike White. The short, four-minute episode has White talk about his idea of creativity and how it represents...

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    John Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla and Gustavo Dudamel Take The Academy Behind the Score

    If you're a music buff, especially one in Los Angeles, the names John Williams, Gustavo Santaolalla and Gustavo Dudamel are practically sacred.

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    Academy Goes Digital with New Rules

    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved rules for the 87th Academy Awards. The full list of changes is below.

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    Digging Into New Academy Member Invites

    The 271 new Academy member invites are revealing. For the second year in a row there are more of them. Twenty-two leaders of the field are now members of the new Casting Directors branch, long overdue.

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    Lupita Nyong'o, Eugene Jarecki and David Gordon Green Among the 271 Invited to Join Academy

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited two-hundred and seventy-one artists and executives to join the organisation this year. Each year Academy members may sponsor one candidate for membership within their branch. New member application reviews take place in the spring. Applicat...

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    Why Academy Governors Changed Music Campaign Rules

    At Tuesday's meeting of the Motion Picture Academy board of governors, they changed campaign rules for the music branch. They are reacting to this year's revocation of music branch member Bruce Broughton's original song Oscar nomination. He had e-mailed some 70 music branch members calling their att...

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