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Costume designer Sharen K. Davis and documentarian Roger Ross Williams are among the new influx of governors as Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs hailed “another step towards inclusion” on Monday.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today has elected its 2016–2017 Board of Governors, with a runoff election required for the Film Editors Branch. The new board members: Laura Dern, Actors Branch Sharen K. Davis, Costume Designers Branch Steven Spielberg, Directors Branch Roger Ross Williams, Documentary Branch Laura Karpman, Music Branch Kevin Collier, Sound Branch Incumbent governors re-elected are David Rubin, Casting Directors Branch; John Bailey… »
Here are the new governors elected:
Laura Dern, actors branch
Sharen K. Davis, costume designers
Steven Spielberg, directors
Roger Ross Williams, documentary
Laura Karpman, music
Kevin Collier, sound
The board so far includes 17 women, but that number could change, depending on the results of the film-editors runoff. (Voting will take place July 25-28.) The 2016 board includes seven people of color: Daryn Okada, Sharen K. Davis, Roger Ross Williams, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Gregory Nava and Reginald Hudlin. The latter three were appointed as governors-at-large in January. »
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September tends to be the time of year that movie studios start busting out the big guns, and 2016 finds the Criterion Collection following suit, as the boutique home video label will be releasing one of the most significant cinematic landmarks on which they’ve yet to put their stamp.
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s mammoth “Dekalog” makes the company’s September lineup something of a bumper crop in and of itself, but — lucky for us — it’ll be accompanied by an essential Kenji Mizoguchi classic, two ample doses of Jacqueline Susann-inspired campiness, some old school Coen brothers and much more. Check out the full release slate below, listed in rough order of our excitement for each title.
1.) “Dekalog” (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1988), Spine #837
This would be at the very top of the list regardless of what else Criterion is releasing in September. One of the greatest achievements in all of film (though »
- David Ehrlich
2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Kodak's student scholarship program..
The program awards grants to young filmmakers consisting of discounts and sponsorship as well as mentoring..
The international competition is open to university students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, shooting both digitally and on film.
There are three Kodak Student Scholarship Awards (all formats eligible); two Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards (any format eligible); and the Kodak Vision Award, recognizing an outstanding project of which at least 50 percent was shot on film..
The prizes for the Student Scholarship Awards are as follows:
Gold Award: $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 Kodak Motion Picture Product Grant. (all formats eligible)
Silver Award: $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 Kodak Motion Picture Product Grant. (all formats eligible)
Bronze Award: $2,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 Kodak Motion Picture Product Grant. (all formats eligible)
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Plus: Lonsgate, Kevin Hart partner on Ott platform; FilmRise acquires Harry & Snowman; and more
FilmRise has acquired exclusive worldwide rights from Concourse Media to Ron Davis’ horse-jumping documentary, Harry & Snowman. The film will receive a theatrical release in September.Grasshopper Film has acquired all Us rights from Assemblage Films to Don’t Blink – Robert Frank, the documentary from Laura Israel about the life and work of the influential artist. The film will open on July 13 at New York’s Film Forum.Lionsgate has formed a partnership with Kevin Hart and his Hartbeat Digital to launch Ott platform Laugh Out Loud and create a social adventure mobile tablet game. One of the »
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences furthered its efforts at diversity by adding three members to the board of governors, and six members to various board committees.
The board Ok’d president Cheryl Boone Isaacs’s choices of Reginald Hudlin (directors branch), Gregory Nava (writers branch) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (short films and feature animation). They will serve three-year terms, effective immediately.
“I’m proud of the steps we have taken to increase diversity,” said Boone Isaacs. “However, we know there is more to do as we move forward to make this a more inclusive organization.”
The board also appointed additional Academy members to each of the six board committees that provide oversight to specific Academy areas.
Actor Gael García Bernal joins the awards and events committee, chaired by first VP Jeffrey Kurland. Cinematographer Amy Vincent joins the preservation and history committee, chaired by VP John Bailey. Producer Effie Brown joins the museum committee, »
- Tim Gray
7 items from 2016
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