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The Academy Invites 176 To Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy.s roster of members.

.These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,. said Academy President Tom Sherak. .I.m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member..

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

Simon Baker . .Margin Call,. .L.A. Confidential.

Sean Bean . .Flightplan,. .The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Bérénice Bejo . .The Artist,. .Oss 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies.

Tom Berenger . .Inception,. .Platoon.

Demián Bichir . .A Better Life,. .Che.

Jessica Chastain . .The Help,. .The Tree of Life.

Clifton Collins,
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Jonah Hill, Terrence Malick, Melissa McCarthy and 173 others invited to join Academy

Jonah Hill, Terrence Malick, Melissa McCarthy and 173 others invited to join Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended their 2012 membership invitations today to 176 lucky actors, directors, cinematographers, and other members of the filmmaking industry.

Terrence Malick, who somehow wasn’t already a member, received an invitation, as did fellow directors Rodrigo Garcia and Asghar Farhadi.

For actors, Melissa McCarthy’s invitation continues her incredible post-Bridesmaids rise. In addition, actors Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Serkis, Jessica Chastain, and Octavia Spencer were all invited to be members, among others.

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003, according to the Academy’s website.
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Oscar invites 176 artists and executives

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.

“These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

Simon Baker – “Margin Call,” “L.A. Confidential”

Sean Bean – “Flightplan,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Bérénice Bejo – “The Artist,” “Oss 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”

Tom Berenger – “Inception,” “Platoon

Demián Bichir – “A Better Life,” “Che

Jessica Chastain – “The Help,” “The Tree of Life

Clifton Collins,
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Martin Sheen Walks the Walk in 'The Way' Trailer

This definitely doesn't look like "Men at Work."

"The Way" definitely does look a bit meta-cryptic, though, as Martin Sheen plays a mourning father who embarks on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago with his son's ashes, a free spirit (played by Sheen's real-life son, Emilio Estevez) who was killed during a storm along the famous 800-km path from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in the north west of Spain.

Although the premise is a bit depressing, the film itself looks to be rather uplifting and inspiring with something of a "Wizard of Oz" kind of vibe as Sheen meets several other eccentric lost souls on his journey, including Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt and Yorick van Wageningen.

"The Way" is Emilio Estevez's first directorial effort since his 2006 multi-character look at the assassination of Robert Kennedy, "Bobby." From the looks of it, he's definitely come a
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The Hollywood News Exclusive: Emilio Estevez Speaks On His Career

Emilio Estevez

With a long and varied career behind him, viewers may be inclined to think that they’ve seen everything Emilio Estevez has to offer. But even at this stage, the forty-nine year old actor-director remains one of the industry’s brightest stars.

During the 1980s, Estevez was a prominent name in cinema. As part of a clique of rising young actors, along with the likes of brother Charlie Sheen and Rob Lowe, Estevez starred in a string of popular movies such as The Breakfast Club and Repo Man. Due to these hits, he has earned himself something of a cult status, and is remembered as the face of several iconic characters. Though Estevez became a less dominant on-screen force in the 1990s, he has since focused his efforts in directing, and proved himself more than capable with productions such as Bobby. With the directing talent to match his acting abilities,
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Osama Bin Laden's Death Draws Reactions From Hollywood In Today's Special Twitter-Wood

Osama Bin Laden's Death Draws Reactions From Hollywood In Today's Special Twitter-Wood
Late last evening, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed by United States forces in an operation conducted in Pakistan. The news set Twitter ablaze immediately, with countless Hollywood icons and celebrities weighing in with their thoughts on the 9/11 architect's death.

Responses from actors, writers and filmmakers alike differed dramatically in terms of how to react to the news. Some comedians, including Dane Cook, approached the announcement with as much comedy as the situation could possibly afford.

Beleaguered "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof even endured yet another insult towards his show's conclusion, this time with a smile. Most surprising of all, it may have been Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who first brought news of bin Laden's death to Twitter. And, yes, Charlie Sheen said "winning." You knew that was coming.

I'm @roundhoward and this is a special edition of Twitter-Wood for May 2, 2011.

@TheRock Just got word that
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Charlie Sheen on the Walking Dead Season 2? Plus The Top 10 Charlie Sheen Movies Every Genre Fan Should See

Here's an interesting and completely unexpected news item coming in for everyone's favorite Chernobyl-like celebrity, Charlie Sheen. It seems as if since his schedule is now free, he could be appearing on, of all things, Season 2 of the "The Walking Dead".

According to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed Blog Robert Kirkman, writer of the graphic novels and executive producer of the hit AMC television series, tells THR he would love Sheen to appear in the second season.

"Charlie call us, we will totally make that happen! We'll do whatever you want. We'll recast You as Rick," says Kirkman, still speaking to Sheen with tongue very much in cheek. "Andrew Lincoln will find something else to do."

Other options? "He can direct an episode," says Kirkman. "Actually (Sheen) could play a car for all I care," he adds. "He's awesome."

Though Kirkman's obviously kidding (we think), this got us wondering ... Has
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question of the day: Does an on-demand DVD business make sense?

Warner Bros. this week launched the Warner Archive Collection, an on-demand DVD service that USA Today described this way: [F]ans eventually will be able to order any of the 6,800 theatrical features in the studio's library not available on disc and receive a custom-made DVD within a week for $20. Only about 1,200 films in the Warner library have been released on DVD, large part because of space constraints at retail.... [The collection launched] with an initial slate of 150 films that have never been on DVD, such as 1943's Mr. Lucky, with Cary Grant and Laraine Day, and 1962's All Fall Down with Warren Beatty and Eva Marie Saint. The oldest film in this first wave is the 1923 silent scorcher Souls for Sale; the newest is 1986's Wisdom, with Demi Moore and Emilio Estevez. Plans call for 20 or more classic films and TV shows to be added each month, Feltenstein says. To order films, consumers go to the website,
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Warner Bros opens movie vaults for DVDs

Warner Bros have announced plans to make 6,800 movies from the vaults available to film fans. The initial launch of the Warner Archive Collection features 150 movies which have never been available on DVD, from 1943 Cary Grant movie Mr. Lucky to 1986's Wisdom, starring Demi Moore and Emilio Estevez. Under current plans, 20 more films and TV shows will be added every month until the whole vault is available, USA Today reports. Executive George Feltenstein (more)
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