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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.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2014 2:20 PM
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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 history, and what drives some of these talented people.
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 16, 2014 3:57 PM
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KVIFF Jury Prizes Won by 'Corn Island,' Elle Fanning, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Doc 'Waiting for August'

The juries for the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 4-12) handed out prizes in four competition categories Saturday night at the Hotel Thermal at a ceremony punctuated by slippery girls in black bikinis sliding across a watery stage. "Karlovy Vary is the face of this country," president of the competition Jury Luis Miñarro told the crowd before a screening of the hilarious dark Argentinian comedy "Wild Tales."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 12, 2014 2:00 PM
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Best of the Week: The East-Meets-West Canon, Top 10 Box Office Takeaways, Mel Gibson Opens Up at Karlovy Vary & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 12, 2014 1:33 PM
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CBS Films Acquires Matthew Warchus Cannes Crowdpleaser 'Pride' for Fall Release

Another Cannes entry has found a buyer: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus's "Pride" and is wasting no time opening the well-reviewed dramatic comedy starring Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Imelda Staunton ("Maleficent"), Dominic West ("The Hour)" and Paddy Considine ("Submarine").
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 5:35 PM
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Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises, Early Picks to Win

Nominees from The Primetime Emmy Awards are listed below. Stay tuned for updates. Landing nominations were "True Detective" and Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, "Fargo" and Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" as well as surprise entrants Lizzy Caplan of "Masters of Sex" and Rickey Gervais for "Derek."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 10, 2014 9:13 AM
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'Life Itself' Director Steve James Gets Up Close with Roger Ebert at the End of His Life (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz enthusiastically embraced the idea of a documentary of his bestselling memoir "Life Itself," and wanted Chicago filmmaker Steve James, whose "Hoop Dreams" Ebert had discovered at Sundance 20 years ago, to direct it.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 2, 2014 5:25 PM
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Academy Releases Official Submission Dates for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today revealed its category submission deadlines for the 87th Academy Awards®, which will be held on February 22, 2015.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 1, 2014 4:20 PM
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New Oscar Blogger Cara Buckley Joins the Red Carpet Ranks

Following David Carr and Melena Ryzik, the new New York Times Carpetbagger is now metro desk veteran-turned-culture reporter Cara Buckley.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 30, 2014 4:36 PM
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Best of the Week: Screen Talk with Eric Kohn, 'Case Against 8,' Lots of Academy News and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • June 28, 2014 11:00 AM
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