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Academy Conducting 13 SciTech Investigations for Awards Consideration

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 13 scientific and technical investigations in areas from large format digital cameras to virtual production systems for this year’s awards. Each year, these investigations are made public so that individuals and companies developing innovations within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. […]

Universal Says It Will Accept Academy Scitech Council’s ACES V 1.3 Color Specs

Universal Pictures is the first Hollywood studio to announce that it will begin to use and deliver its productions using the latest version 1.3 of the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), which it plans to begin using in the fourth quarter of this year. The announcement will be made Thursday during the HPA Tech Retreat in […]

Andy Serkis, David Pierce, Jeffrey White Join Academy’s SciTech Council

Andy Serkis, David Pierce and Jeffrey White have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Serkis is the award-winning actor known for roles such as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes trilogy, while his […]

Film Academy Launches Digital Preservation Forum To Address “Digital Dilemma”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched the Academy Digital Preservation Forum (ADPF), an online gathering place for exploring issues surrounding the long-term preservation of motion-picture materials in the digital age. An initiative of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, the forum is effectively a continuation of the council’s work in this […]

Meet the L.A.-Based Gucci Exec Empowering Fashion’s Next Generation

“Being a male of color from Los Angeles, I can tell you it’s really about empowering the next generation of creatives of color in different cities [and] to amplify opportunities,” says Gucci’s Antoine Phillips of the initiative Gucci Changemakers North America, which he jump-started in 2019 after joining the luxury label as its L.A.-based vp […]

How Oscars’ New Inclusion Requirements Compare With BAFTAs’

The Oscars' new inclusion rules are "inspired by" but have slight differences from BAFTA's U.K. standards.

BAFTA, AMPAS Eyeing Global Set of Diversity Standards for Awards Eligibility

BAFTA and AMPAS have been discussing deploying a global set of diversity standards for awards eligibility

Film Academy Cancels Events and Screenings Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has cancelled events and screenings amid coronavirus concerns.

Governors Awards: Honorees Lina Wertmüller, Geena Davis Call for Gender Parity in Hollywood

The Academy honored Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller at Sunday night's Governors Awards.

Governors Awards: Lina Wertmüller Feted by Fellow Female Best Director Oscar Nominees

The 91-year-old Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller received an honorary Oscar on Sunday, presented by Jane Campion and Greta Gerwig.

Academy Adds 7 Members to SciTech Council

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added seven members, bringing the council’s 2019-2020 roster to 25.

Motion Picture Academy Expands its Software Foundation With New Projects, Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expanded its Academy Software Foundation to include two new projects — Open EXR and OpenCue — as well as several new member companies. NVIDIA has joined as a premier member, and tech developers ftrack and Red Hat have joined as general members.