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Friday, June 15th, 2018

AT&TTW Memo

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

AT&TTW

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“TIFF will reach out to new and emerging voices in the film writing community and extend invitations to cover its annual September festival. If those journalists and critics cannot afford to independently attend, funds raised through Share Her Journey will be used to assist. As of June, the campaign has raised $971,000 from more than 1,000 donors.”

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“TIFF will reach out to new and emerging voices in the film writing community and extend invitations to cover its annual September festival. If those journalists and critics cannot afford to independently attend, funds raised through Share Her Journey will be used to assist. As of June, the campaign has raised $971,000 from more than 1,000 donors.”

Deal

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Brad Bird

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“Before I made films, I thought these moments would be like gleeful leaping from room to room or something. But all you feel is, ‘Thank God I didn’t bone it.’ That’s really it.”
Brad Bird

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects 2018–19 Board of Governors

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2018–19 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Runoff election required for Producers Branch

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2018–19 Board of Governors, who assume their posts as of July 1.

Those elected to the Board for the first time are:

Alfred Molina, Actors Branch
Tom Duffield, Designers Branch
Susanne Bier, Directors Branch
Bonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include:

Bernard Telsey, Casting Directors Branch
Daryn Okada, Cinematographers Branch
Rory Kennedy, Documentary Branch
Jim Gianopulos, Executives Branch
Carol Littleton, Film Editors Branch
Lois Burwell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Michael Giacchino, Music Branch
Scott Millan, Sound Branch
John Knoll, Visual Effects Branch
Billy Ray, Writers Branch

Returning to the Board after a hiatus are:

Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch
Sid Ganis, Public Relations Branch

The balloting in the Academy’s Producers Branch produced a tie between candidates Jason Blum and Jennifer Todd, necessitating a runoff election.  Voting will begin Monday, June 18, and end Tuesday, June 19.  The Academy last held a runoff election in 2016 for the Film Editors Branch.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.  The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

For a full list of the 2017-2018 Academy governors, click here.
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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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Jerry Lewis’ Son On Working With Jerry Lewis On Jerry Lewis Video Collection

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Jerry Lewis’ Son On Working With Jerry Lewis On Jerry Lewis Video Collection

Kyle Buchanan

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“Harvey Weinstein’s attorney said the Me Too⁠ ⁠movement is ‘proving to be so over the top’ that his colleagues are now afraid to tell ‘an attractive associate that they’re wearing a nice outfit.'”

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“Harvey Weinstein’s attorney said the Me Too⁠ ⁠movement is ‘proving to be so over the top’ that his colleagues are now afraid to tell ‘an attractive associate that they’re wearing a nice outfit.'”

“Murdoch can enjoy the sport. If he still wants to swap into Disney shares, the option remains available, assuming he can keep other Fox shareholders in tow. He can also push Disney to improve its terms. Or he can take Comcast’s pile of cash.”

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“Murdoch can enjoy the sport. If he still wants to swap into Disney shares, the option remains available, assuming he can keep other Fox shareholders in tow. He can also push Disney to improve its terms. Or he can take Comcast’s pile of cash.”

“Rotten Tomatoes, Explained,” By Alissa Wilkinson

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“Rotten Tomatoes, Explained,” By Alissa Wilkinson 

Pittsburgh

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color. Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie.”

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color. Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie.”

“Only about 20% of the TV shows Jason Blum has on tap would be considered pure horror; the bulk of what he’s backing will be darkly themed stories involving media, true crime or Beltway boogeymen.”

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

“Only about 20% of the TV shows Jason Blum has on tap would be considered pure horror; the bulk of what he’s backing will be darkly themed stories involving media, true crime or Beltway boogeymen.”

Duncan Jones

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

comcast

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

“Comcast on Wednesday made a $65 billion offer for some of the biggest Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox, the global television and entertainment conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family. The deal would not include Fox News.”

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

“Comcast on Wednesday made a $65 billion offer for some of the biggest Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox, the global television and entertainment conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family. The deal would not include Fox News.”

Leigh Whannel On Fighting Upgrade

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

“I had written a line in the script that said ‘Grey’s fighting style is strange and stilted.’ It is one thing to write a line like that in ten seconds but it took months for a film crew to figure out how we would do that.”
Leigh Whannel On Fighting Upgrade

Streisand, at Length

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

“As a matter of fact, I just signed a contract to do my next film — to direct.” 
Streisand, at Length