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Up for Auction: Collection of 59 Stills Confirming Existence of Lost Early Hitchcock Film 'The Mountain Eagle'

Joe Maddalena's Profiles in History will be auctioning a collection of 59 still photographs of two of Alfred Hitchcock's last silent films, "The Mountain Eagle" and "The Manxman." The collection provides irrefutable proof that "The Mountain Eagle" existed -- it has long been one of the most searched-for films in history, and until now...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 8, 2012 1:41 PM
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Milestone Raising $50K via Kickstarter for Academy's Restoration of Shirley Clarke's Seminal LGBT Doc 'Portrait of Jason'

Independent distribution company Milestone has launched a Kickstarter campaign to aid the Academy Film Archive's costly restoration of filmmaker Shirley Clarke's seminal 1967 documentary "Portrait of Jason," one of the first openly frank LGBT films in existence.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 7, 2012 1:21 PM
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Hedren Talks Devious Hitchcock and 'The Birds' at Academy: "fairytale" Discovery by Reville

Three days after the HBO premiere of "The Girl," Tippi Hedren appeared in person at the Academy for a beautiful digital screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Though the actress has been outspoken recently about her troubled relationship with the director -- particularly during the production of "The Birds," which "The Girl" chronicles -- her words for the Master of Suspense at the October 23 screening were more tempered.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 25, 2012 7:00 AM
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The Academy Names 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners

The Academy announces the winners of its 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Each of the winners, listed below, will be given $35,000...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 24, 2012 5:05 PM
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Academy Announces The 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Finalists

The Academy announces ten finalists for the 2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The next step is having their scripts read and judged by the fellowship committee, which can choose to award up to five $35,00 fellowships. This year's finalists were chosen from 7,197 scripts,..
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 3, 2012 3:35 PM
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Academy Programs 'Universal's Legacy of Horror' Screening Series, with del Toro, Landis & Hedren In Person

As part of Universal's year-long 100th anniversary celebration, the Academy unveils the "Universal's Legacy of Horror" film series in October, with director-cinephile Guillermo del Toro hosting the kickoff double feature screening of "Bride of Frankenstein" and "Dracula" on October 2. Tippi Hedren will also appear in person with "The Birds" on October 23, incidentally (or not) two days after "The Girl" premieres on HBO.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 25, 2012 4:35 PM
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