Pair named Academy film scholars


Jan-Christopher Horak and David Edmund James have been named Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Horak, a visiting professor in the critical studies/archival training program at UCLA, is writing a biography of Saul Bass, the noted film poster and title designer.

James, a professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC, is authoring a book about the interaction between rock 'n' roll and cinema in the U.S. and the U.K.

The scholars each will receive $25,000 grants from the Academy Foundation -- the first half of the grants will be awarded at a luncheon in January, and the second half when they complete their respective projects.