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6 items from 2013


Exclusive Interview with Casey Affleck for ‘Out of the Furnace’

6 December 2013 8:56 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In one of his best violent performances since 2010’s “The Killer Inside Me,” actor Casey Affleck shows the audience his great acting range in this year’s revenge drama “Out of the Furnace.”

Affleck played an angry, frustrated former Iraqi veteran who turned to illegal bare knuckle fights to cope with his depression and personal problems. As he participated in these fights, his character mysteriously disappeared after a fight and his brother must seek the truth in the Appalachian Mountains.

Latino-Review had an exclusive sit-down interview with Affleck during the press day late last month. We discussed about Christian Bale’s presence on the set, his research on war veterans and his experience in training as a bare knuckle fighter. And for giggles, I’ve even asked up on who will make a better Batman between his brother, Ben Affleck and Bale.

Out of the Furnace” is currently in theaters. »

- Gig Patta

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jennifer Lopez Among 276 New Academy Members for 2013

4 July 2013 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its 276-member-strong class of 2013.

The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.

Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.

"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be. »

- Laura Larson

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Class of 2013: 276 New Members Invited to Join the Academy

28 June 2013 12:10 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got »

- Brad Brevet

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Academy adds record number of new members

28 June 2013 11:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Academy just added 276 Oscar voters.

That’s 100 more than last year, and part of an easing of a longstanding cap on the number of new members allowed to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year.

AMPAS usually adds between 130 and 180 new members, replacing those who have quit or passed away. The membership now stands around 6,000.

Jason Bateman, Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmanuelle Riva, and Chris Tucker are among the actors who have been invited to join, the organization announced today.

Other interesting additions: the musician Prince, Girls and Tiny Furniture writer/director/actress Lena Dunham, »

- Anthony Breznican

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276 Receive Membership Invites From The Academy

28 June 2013 11:28 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2013.

“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”

The 2013 invitees are:

Actors

Jason Bateman – “Up in the Air,” “Juno

Miriam Colon – “City of Hope,” “Scarface

Rosario Dawson – “Rent,” “Frank Miller’s Sin City

Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls,” “Beloved

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Lincoln,” “The Dark Knight Rises

Charles Grodin – “Midnight Run,” “The Heartbreak Kid

Rebecca Hall – “Iron Man 3,” “The Town

Lance Henriksen – “Aliens,” “The Terminator

Jack Huston – “Not Fade Away,” “Factory Girl

Milla Jovovich – “Resident Evil, »

- Michelle McCue

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Film Academy Invites 276 New Members

28 June 2013 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay and Paul Feig are among the 276 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The total of new invitees is exactly 100 more than were tapped in 2012. Total membership in the Academy numbers more than 6,000.

“We’re very proud,” Academy prexy Hawk Koch told Variety. “The difference this year is we relaxed the quota system. In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn’t. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got to bring in the people who should be in the branch.”

Koch said that in particular, visual effects and documentary were among the branches with the biggest gains, reflecting their intense recent growth.

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- Jon Weisman

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