Feb 052017
 

2017 Oscars Nominees To Be Celebrated At Academy Luncheon

OSCAR® NOMINEES TO BE HONORED AT ACADEMY LUNCHEON

 

More than 165 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.

Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington are expected to attend the pre-Oscars® event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Mahershala Ali, Jeff Bridges, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer and Michelle Williams also will join in the celebratory lunch.

All five nominees in the Directing category – Damien Chazelle, Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and Denis Villeneuve – are expected to attend as well.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

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Oct 062014
 

Academy to stage live read of the winning scripts

Winners Of 2014 Academy Nicholl FellowshipsThree individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each individual winner and the combined writing team will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 13, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For the second consecutive year, the event will also feature a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning scripts by members of the Academy.

This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

  • Sam Baron, Cambridge, United Kingdom, “The Science of Love and Laughter”
  • Alisha Brophy, Los Angeles, CA, and Scott Miles, Austin, TX, “United States of Fuckin’ Awesome”
  • Melissa Iqbal, London, United Kingdom, “The Death Engine”
  • Sallie West, Charleston, SC, “Moonflower”

The winners were selected from a record 7,511 scripts submitted for this year’s competition. Eight individual screenwriters and two writing teams were chosen as finalists. Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately chose the winners.

This year’s finalists were (listed alphabetically by author):

Sam Baron, Cambridge, United Kingdom, “The Science of Love and Laughter”
Alisha Brophy, Los Angeles, CA, and Scott Miles, Austin, TX, “United States of Fuckin’ Awesome”
Robert D. Cain, Los Angeles, CA, “Gagarin”
Josh Golden, Los Angeles, CA, “Road to Oz”
Melissa Iqbal, London, United Kingdom, “The Death Engine”
Ben Jacoby, New York, NY, “Earthwalkers”
Duncan Samarasinghe, Dandenong, Australia, “The Caretaker”
Ryan Trevino, Seal Beach, CA, and Robert Wolfe Dunn, Los Angeles, CA, “Arcadia”
Mike Van Waes, West Hollywood, CA, “Grave Hearts”
Sallie West, Charleston, SC, “Moonflower”

Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, chaired by writer Robin Swicord, with marketing executive Buffy Shutt serving as vice chair, is comprised of writers Tina Gordon Chism, Daniel Petrie Jr., Eric Roth, Kirsten Smith and Dana Stevens; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographer John Bailey; executive Marcus Hu; producers Stephanie Allain, Albert Berger, Julia Chasman, Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro; and agent Ronald R. Mardigian.

Since 1986, 137 fellowships have been awarded. This year, past fellows with produced work include Ehren Kruger who wrote “Transformers: Age of Extinction;” Creighton Rothenberger who co-wrote “The Expendables 3;” Anthony Jaswinski who wrote “Kristy,” which premieres at the upcoming London Film Festival; and Raymond De Felitta who directed “Rob the Mob,” which opened theatrically in March. Fellow Rebecca Sonnenshine is a writer and producer on “The Vampire Diaries.” Andrew Marlowe is the creator and executive producer and Terri Edda Miller is a consulting producer on “Castle.”

Tickets to the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Screenwriting Awards & Live Read are now available at Oscars.org/Nicholl. Casting for the live read will be announced at a later date.

May 012013
 
2013 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

2013 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED / ANYTHING L.A.

Thirty-eight students from 17 U.S. colleges and universities as well as nine students from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.  Winners will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The finalists are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative
“Beyond the Spheres,” Meghdad Asadi Lari, Rochester Institute of Technology
“Bottled Up,” Rafael Cortina, Occidental College
“Bye Hyungjik,” Hyungjik Lee, Florida State University
“The Compositor,” John Mattiuzzi, School of Visual Arts
“File Not Found,” Maria Sequeira, University of Southern California
“The Pirate of Love,” Sara Gunnarsdottir, California Institute of the Arts
“Zug,” Perry Janes, University of Michigan

Animation
“Couch & Potatoes,” Chris Lam and Eunsoo Jeong, San Jose State University
“Dia de los Muertos,” Lindsey St. Pierre and Ashley Graham, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Drifters,” Ethan Clarke, California Institute of the Arts
“Make a Wish,” Heejin Kim, School of Visual Arts
“Peck Pocketed,” Kevin Herron, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Runaway,” Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Still I Breathe,” Sang Ho Lee, School of Visual Arts
“Watercolors,” Robert Kornstein, New York University
“Will,” Eusong Lee, California Institute of the Arts

Documentary
“The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist,” Mark Columbus, University of California, Los Angeles
“Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists,” Rachel Loube, School of Visual Arts
“Everybody’s Business,” Laura Green, Stanford University
“Graceland Girls,” Jordan Theresa Salvatoriello, Emerson College
“A Second Chance,” David Aristizabal, University of Southern California
“Through the Fire,” Eunice Lau, New York University
“Vultures of Tibet,” Russell O. Bush, University of Texas at Austin
“Win or Lose,” Daniel Koehler, Elon University
“Wonder Workshop,” Amitabh Joshi and Erik Spink, School of Visual Arts

Narrative
“Caught,” Bruce Li, New York University
“Cootie Contagion,” Joshua Smooha, Florida State University
“Footsteps,” Thomas (Hyungkyun) Kim, New York University
“Josephine and the Roach,” Jonathan Langager, University of Southern California
“Kalifornija,” Tomas Vengris, American Film Institute
“The Midwife’s Husband,” Deja Bernhardt, University of Texas at Austin
“Ol’ Daddy,” Brian Schwarz, University of Texas at Austin
“Samnang,” Asaph Polonsky, American Film Institute
“Un Mundo para Raúl (A World for Raúl),” Mauro Mueller, Columbia University

Foreign Film
“Erbgut (Liquidation),” Matthias Zuder, Hamburg Media School, Germany
“För Sverige i Tiden (King of Sweden),” Jonas Westbom, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sweden
“Kanyekanye,” Miklas Manneke, AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and
Live Performance, South Africa
“The Library of Burned Books,” Alasdair Beckett-King, London Film School, United Kingdom
“Miss Todd,” Kristina Yee, National Film and Television School, United Kingdom
“MO,” Jakub Kouril, FAMU, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
“Parvaneh,”Talkhon Hamzavi, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
“To Guard a Mountain,” Izer Aliu, The Norwegian Filmschool, Norway
“Tweesprong (Crossroads),” Wouter Bouvijn, Rits School of Arts, Erasmus College Brussels, Belgium

To reach this stage, U.S. students competed in one of three regional competitions.  Each region is permitted to send to the Academy up to three finalists in each of the four categories.  The Student Academy Awards Executive Committee screened and voted on the finalists in the Foreign Film category.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  Notable alums include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.

The 40th Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 8 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.  Tickets are available now online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Jan 312013
 

BARBRA STREISAND TO PERFORM ON THE OSCARS®

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS

BARBRA STREISAND TO PERFORM ON THE OSCARS

BARBRA STREISAND TO PERFORM ON THE OSCARS

Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24.

Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen” that same night.

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year’s Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years.”

Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in “Funny Girl” (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in “The Way We Were.” She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee “The Prince of Tides” (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song “I Finally Found Someone” from “The Mirror Has Two Faces” (1996).

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions. Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.” For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” “Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.” They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Jan 282013
 

Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from Ted Live on Oscar Telecast

NORAH JONES TO PERFORM NOMINATED SONG FROM “TED”
LIVE ON OSCAR® TELECAST

Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from the motion picture “Ted,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” with music by Walter Murphy and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, is nominated for an Original Song Oscar.  This will be Jones’s first time performing on an Oscar show.Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from Ted Live on Oscar Telecast

“I had such a great time recording this song with Seth, and was thrilled to find out that it was nominated for an Oscar,” said Jones.  “Getting to perform it at such a prestigious event, which my friend is hosting, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

“We are happy to have Norah Jones perform Seth’s and Walter Murphy’s nominated song on our Oscar telecast,” said producers Zadan and Meron. “We are big admirers of Norah’s singing and she will help celebrate the unique circumstance of having an Oscar host who is also nominated for Best Original Song.”

Jones emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of her debut “Come Away With Me,” which sold more than 10 million copies and earned her five Grammy Awards. Since then, Jones has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums – “Feels Like Home” (2004), “Not Too Late” (2007), “The Fall” (2009), and “Little Broken Hearts” (2012) – as well as two albums with her country collective, The Little Willies.  The 2010 compilation “…Featuring Norah Jones” showcased Jones’s versatility through collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock and Foo Fighters.  Jones’s songs have been featured many times on motion picture soundtracks, and she made her feature film acting debut in “My Blueberry Nights” in 2007.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

ABOUT CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions.  Their feature films include The Bucket List, Footloose, Hairspray, and Chicago, which won six Academy Awards including one for “Best Picture.”  For television, they’ve produced films of “Steel Magnolias,” “Life with Judy Garland,” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.”  They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Jan 072013
 

OSCAR® HOST SETH MACFARLANE JOINS EMMA STONE TO ANNOUNCE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.

MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.

Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. Charlton Heston (1972) was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.

Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee “The Help” and the summer release “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Her other film credits include “Superbad,” “Zombieland,” “Easy A” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Stone will be seen in “Gangster Squad” later this month and in “The Croods,” due out in March.

Nominations information for all categories will be distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Dec 132012
 

75 ORIGINAL SONGS TUNE UP FOR 2012 OSCAR

75 ORIGINAL SONGS TUNE UP FOR 2012 OSCAR

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

       “For You” from “Act of Valor”
       “Metaphorical Blanket” from “Any Day Now”
       “Let It Rain” from “Being Flynn”
       “Learn Me Right” from “Brave”
       “Touch the Sky” from “Brave”
       “Airport” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Come on Girl” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Someday” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Protect the King” from “Brooklyn Castle”
       “California Solo” from “California Solo”
       “Casa De Mi Padre” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “Del Cielo” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “Yo No Se” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “No Other Plans” from “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
       “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
       “By the Light of the Moon” from “Crossroad”
       “The Sambola! International Dance Craze” from “Damsels in Distress”
       “When You Comin’ Home” from “Darling Companion”
       “Death by China” from “Death by China”
       “Delhi Safari” from “Delhi Safari”
       “Ancora Qui” from “Django Unchained”
       “Freedom” from “Django Unchained”
       “100 Black Coffins” from “Django Unchained”
       “Who Did That to You?” from “Django Unchained”
       “How Bad Can I Be?” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Let It Grow” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Thneedville” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Ain’t No Train” from “Downtown Express”
       “You Don’t Have to Be a Star” from “Fame High”
       “Jose’s Martyrdom” from “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada”
       “Strange Love” from “Frankenweenie”
       “Voodoo” from “Halloween Party”
       “Luna Nascosta” from “Hidden Moon”
       “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
       “Abraham’s Daughter” from “The Hunger Games”
       “Master of the Seas” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
       “We Are” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
       “Looking for a Sign” from “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
       “From Here to the Moon and Back” from “Joyful Noise”
       “He’s Everything” from “Joyful Noise”
       “I’m Yours” from “Joyful Noise”
       “Wide Awake” from “Katy Perry: Part of Me”
       “Cosmonaut” from “Lawless”
       “Beaten Up and Broken Down” from “Least among Saints”
       “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
       “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
       “When I Grow Up” from “Losing Control”
       “Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
       “Ladies of Tampa” from “Magic Mike”
       “The Baddest Man Alive” from “The Man with the Iron Fists”
       “This Gift” from “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
       “Still Alive” from “Paul Williams Still Alive”
       “Dotted Line” from “People Like Us”
       “Snake Eyes” from “Promised Land”
       “Razors.Out” from “The Raid: Redemption”
       “I’m Not Leaving” from “Re:Generation”
       “Still Dream” from “Rise of the Guardians”
       “Undercover Love” from “Rock of Ages”
       “Big Machine” from “Safety Not Guaranteed”
       “I Be Here” from “Saint Dracula”
       “I Have Secrets” from “Saint Dracula”
       “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
       “Breath of Life” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
       “Gone” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
       “One Wing” from “Sparkle”
       “Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
       “Feel Love” from “Struck by Lightning”
       “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
       “Never Had” from “10 Years”
       “Dull Tool” from “This Is 40”
       “She Won’t Let Go” from “Until They Are Home”
       “Kiss Me Goodbye” from “Virginia”
       “Anything Made of Paper” from “West of Memphis”
       “Hashishet Albi” from “Where Do We Go Now?”
       “When Can I See You Again?” from “Wreck-It Ralph”

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

Nov 102012
 

THE ACADEMY SCREENS COPPOLA’S “BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA” AND HITCHCOCK’S “THE RING”AND HITCHCOCK’S “THE RING”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents following events in the month of November:

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)         The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents                                        

Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 20th anniversary screening of director Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Hosted by Variety tech columnist David S. Cohen, the evening features the premiere of a newly struck print courtesy of Sony Pictures and the Academy Film Archive and an onstage discussion with members of the film’s crew, including Academy Award®-winning makeup artists Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke and Matthew W. Mungle, and Academy Award-winning sound effects editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone.

Largely set in London during the waning years of the Victorian Era, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” follows the conflicted vampire, played by Gary Oldman, as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love and leaves behind a trail of victims. The creative team’s visual and sound integration efforts were rewarded Oscars® for Costume Design, Makeup and Sound Effects Editing, as well as a nomination for Art Direction.

http://www.oscars.org/events/dracula

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Ring” (1927) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents

Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the U.S. premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent feature “The Ring,” restored by the British Film Institute National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. “The Ring” is Hitchcock’s only original screenplay, although he worked extensively with other writers throughout his career. This restoration of Hitchcock’s sixth film as a director premiered at Cannes this year and played at the London 2012 Festival, 12 weeks of events programmed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is part of the BFI’s larger restoration project “Rescue the Hitchcock 9,” a major campaign to restore all nine surviving silent films by the legendary director. The Academy screening will be from a digital cinema package (DCP) and features a newly composed and performed score by British jazz and hip hop musician Soweto Kinch and the Soweto Kinch Septet.

“The Ring” is a love triangle melodrama set in the world of boxing, a milieu that fascinated Hitchcock. The title of the film refers not just to the boxing ring, but to the wedding ring that unites up-and-coming contender Jack “One Round” Sander (Carl Brisson) and his girlfriend Mabel (Lilian Hall Davis), and to the threat to their relationship symbolized by an arm bracelet given to Mabel by a rival boxer.

http://www.oscars.org/events/thering

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Oct 262012
 

ACADEMY’S “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” DOUBLES THE FRIGHT

The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE* “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, who played Luther Heggs in the film.

“The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature.  Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature. CREWS/PHOTOGRAPHERS: Wishing to attend either of the Saturday screenings, must RSVP to tcurtis@oscars.org no later than noon on Friday, 10/26.

SERIES FINALE “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, grandson of Lon Chaney, Ron Chaney, and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.

The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free. Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.

Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org. For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis, tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.

 

Oct 242012
 

“THE BIRDS” TAKE OVER “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” AT THE ACADEMY

The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

“The Birds” (1963)

Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actresses Tippi Hedren, who played Melanie Daniels, and Veronica Cartwright, who played Cathy Brenner, in the film.  Media access by request only.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE*

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966)

Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.

Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, who played Luther Heggs in the film.   “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature.  Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature.

“The Phantom of the Opera”

(1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.

In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.  The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free.

Series passes for “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” (excluding the Saturday double features)

Are $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members and students with valid ID.

Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.

Ticketed seating is unreserved. 

For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit

www.oscars.org.

For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis,

 tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.

Oct 232012
 

“SHOW PEOPLE” TO RECEIVE STAR TREATMENT AT THE ACADEMY

 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a restored version of the comedic silent film “Show People” (1928) on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Kevin Brownlow, who received an Honorary Award (an Oscar® statuette), will introduce the film, which was restored under his supervision and features a stereo musical score by composer Carl Davis.

Produced and directed by King Vidor, “Show People” served as a key inspiration for the 2011 Best Picture winner, “The Artist.”  Venturing behind the scenes into Hollywood filmmaking of the 1920s, “Show People” features not only wonderfully comedic performances by Marion Davies and William Haines, but a unique string of cameo appearances by the biggest stars of the day, including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Norma Talmadge.  Davies stars as Peggy Pepper, who arrives in Hollywood from Georgia to claim the film stardom that her father believes is rightfully hers.  Haines portrays a comic performer who helps her find work even though Peggy sees herself as a “dramatic” actress.

Brownlow is a film historian and preservationist widely regarded as the preeminent historian of the silent film era.  His books include The Parade’s Gone By…; The War, the West, and the Wilderness; Hollywood: The Pioneers; Behind the Mask of Innocence; David Lean; and Mary Pickford Rediscovered.  Brownlow has written and directed such documentaries as “Hollywood,” “Unknown Chaplin,” “Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow,” “Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius,” “D.W. Griffith: Father of Film,” “Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic,” and “Garbo.”  Most famous among his many silent film restoration projects is Abel Gance’s 1927 epic “Napoleon.”

Tickets for “Show People” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

 

Oct 162012
 

“CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” AND “THE INVISIBLE MAN” CONTINUE THE CELEBRATION FOR “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” AT THE ACADEMY

 The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”– part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

“Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954, in 3D) and “The Invisible Man” (1933) Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actress Julie Adams, who played Kay Lawrence in “Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

“The Birds” (1963) Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actresses Tippi Hedren, who played Melanie Daniels, and Veronica Cartwright, who played Cathy Brenner, in the film.

“The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist , and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE*

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

“The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature. 

Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature.

In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.  The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free.

Series passes for “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” (excluding the Saturday double features) are $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members and students with valid ID.  Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis, tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.

Jul 242012
 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a new print of the 1965 musical classic “The Sound of Music” as the fourth film in its series “The Last 70mm Film Festival” on Monday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will also welcome actress Kym Karath, who played Gretl, the youngest of the seven Von Trapp children in the film.

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE IN 70MM FOR "THE SOUND OF MUSIC"

Based on the Broadway musical, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” follows Maria (played by Julie Andrews in her second Oscar®-nominated role)

Based on the Broadway musical, the film follows Maria (played by Julie Andrews in her second Oscar®-nominated role) a young woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a widowed navy captain (Christopher Plummer).  The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards® including Actress (Julie Andrews, “Maria”), Actress in a supporting role (Peggy Wood,” Mother Abbess), Art Direction – Color (Art Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration:  Walter M. Scott, Ruby Levitt), Cinematography – Color (Ted McCord), Costume Design, Color (Dorothy Jenkins), and won awards for Directing (Robert Wise), Film Editing (William Reynolds), Music – Scoring of Music–adaptation or treatment (Irwin Kostal), Best Picture (Robert Wise, Producer), and Sound (20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, James P. Corcoran, sound director; and Todd-AO Sound Department, Fred Hynes, sound director).

“The Last 70mm Film Festival,” continues on Mondays through August 13, showcasing 70mm classics from different genres as well as rarely screened 70mm short subjects. The remaining screenings in the series are:

  • August 6 “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)
  • August 13 “Spartacus” (1960)

Tickets for  all screenings in “The Last 70mm Film Festival” are now sold out. A standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned starting at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Any available tickets will be distributed shortly before the program begins. Ticket holders should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to ensure a seat in the theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For the latest pre-show details, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.