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    AMPAS Calls for Entries to the 2013 Student Academy Awards Competition

    The Academy is now accepting entries for the 40th edition of the Student Academy Awards competition, which will hand out Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at a presentation on June 8.

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    Academy Voters Try to File Ballots Online, Bedeviled by Passwords and Safari UPDATE

    On Friday, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences member Don Murphy posted on Facebook that he had sent in his Oscar ballot, "signed sealed and delivered." Why not use the brand-new electronic voting system? "Too much work," was his reply.

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    Academy Unveils Design for New Museum of Motion Pictures; Set to Open in 2016

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has reached its initial goal of $100 million toward the $250 million capital funding for its planned Museum of Motion Pictures. And new designs have also been unveiled.

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    Stanley Kubrick Retrospective and Exhibition Comes to LA; Vote in Our Kubrick Poll

    LACMA and The Academy will co-present the first US retrospective exhibition of Stanley Kubrick. The retrospective, which launched in Frankfurt and has toured Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam, was developed in collaboration with the Kubrick Estate and the Deutsches Filmmus...

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    New Academy President Hawk Koch Takes Leave of Absence from Running Producers Guild of America

    As expected, for the moment Hawk Koch can't run the Producer's Guild of America and the Acdemy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at the same time. The PGA sent out a statement:

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    50th Anniversary Digital Restoration of 'Lawrence of Arabia' Comes to the Academy, National Release October 4, Blu-ray November 13 UPDATED

    Sony celebrates the 50th anniversary of David Lean's 1962 epic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" with a glorious new 4K digital restoration of the director's cut, set to be released in theaters October 4, and having its stateside premiere at the Academy July 19.

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    Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Produce Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards on December 1

    Marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs is set to produce the Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards. She and production team head Don Mischer will share duties for the December 1 event, where the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award will be prese...

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    Academy Unveils Breathtaking Restoration of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'; Schoonmaker Talks Michael Powell & Scorsese

    The Academy unveiled its breathtaking restoration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's epic masterpiece "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" on June 27. Seven-time Oscar nominated editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who was married to Powell from 1984 until his death in 1990, gave an eloquent introduc...

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    Academy Screens Universal's Gorgeous Remastered 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Followed by Awkward Q&A

    Universal's gorgeous, unblemished digital restoration of "To Kill a Mockingbird," which premiered in Washington D.C. last week and had its TV debut on the USA network April 7, screened to a packed house at the Academy Wednesday evening. The night highlighted a recurring issue with Academy events: Go...

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    Academy Acquires Bison Archive Photo Treasures; Rare Images of Hitchcock, Kubrick, Spielberg and Welles' 'Touch of Evil'

    The Academy has acquired more than 70,000 photographs from the Bison Archives, the private collection of renowned film historian Marc Wanamaker. Particularly exciting is a group of eight behind-the-scenes images taken during the filming of the opening sequence of Orson Welles’s noir classic "Touch o...

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