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Academy Goes Digital with New Rules

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 27, 2014 at 4:52PM

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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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.

Most notably, the Academy is clearly dealing with the transition to digital this year, as it gives digital designers eligibility in the production designer category--long overdue--and asks for online data submissions.

It's continuing to tweak the documentary rules, as branch voters now must screen hundreds of films. Thus the Academy tightened up the theatrical release standards--a film must have four showings a day during its week run in NY or LA to be eligible. 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.