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    Academy Names 2013 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners, with Live Read Directed by Rodrigo Garcia on November 7

    The Academy has announced the winners of its 2013 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. The winning four individual writers and one writing team, listed below, will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment to be distributed at an awards presentation featuring live reads directed by Rodrigo...

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    A Guide to the Oscar Short List of Eight Documentary Shorts (TRAILERS)

    The documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders to eight films from 40 eligible entries for the 86th Academy Awards. Three to five will earn Oscar nominations.

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    LACMA and Academy to Present Major Exhibition on Mexican Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (CLIPS)

    Beginning September 22 and running through February of 2014, LACMA will host "Under the Mexican Sky," an exhibition co-presented by AMPAS highlighting the prolific career of award-winning Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. His career spanned 50 years and over 200 films; auteurs John Ford, Lui...

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    Academy Governors Choose Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the First African-American AMPAS President

    Tuesday night the newly elected board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted for a new president to replace outgoing Hawk Koch, who had come to the end of his one-year term. The race was between two members of the Academy Public Relations Branch, Lionsgate motion pic...

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    Academy Adds Ten New Governors Including Studio Execs Pascal and Utley and Documentarian Gibney; Who's Next President?

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added ten new governors to its Board of Governors. They have also reelected eight previous governors and one previous governor is coming back. Each of 16 branches get three governors who can only serve three consecutive three-year terms. The board ...

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    Alex Gibney, Kathryn Bigelow Among Governors Elected To Academy Board

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the elected and reelected governors, increasing their governing body from 43 to 48.

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    Academy to Stage Concert for 2014 Oscar-Nominated Songs and Scores

    On February 27 in 2014, three days before the 86th annual Academy Awards is telecast on March 2, the Academy will host a concert showcasing the year's Oscar-nominated original songs and scores. The concert will be held at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

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    Lena Dunham, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay, Prince and Milla Jovovich Among 276 Invited to Join Academy

    It's hard to get into the Academy, but these days it helps to be young, gifted and black. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 276 artists and executives to join the organization, rounding out its complete additions for 2013.

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    Academy Invites 276 New Members, From Prince to Lena Dunham to Joseph-Gordon Levitt

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invites to 276 people to potentially (if they accept) join the organization this year. So who made the cut?

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    2013 Student Academy Awards Finalists Announced

    38 students from US colleges and nine from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in AMPAS' Student Academy Awards Competition. Winners will be brought to LA for industry activities and workshops in anticipation of the awards ceremony on June 8 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

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