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Oscars: Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner Announced as 95th Academy Awards Producers at All-Member Meeting

Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner will produce the 95th Oscars, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer announced on Saturday morning during an all-member meeting that took place in-person at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and simultaneously via a livestream on the members-only website. The hiring of Weiss and Kirshner, who […]

Toronto: Fest’s First 72 Hours Highlighted by New Oscar Frontrunner ‘Fabelmans,’ Clintons and Academy Chiefs

Fifteen years after I first came to the Toronto International Film Festival and saw Juno, Michael Clayton, Eastern Promises, Into the Wild and The Savages, among other excellent films, I’m happy, as always, to be back at the best fest north of the border, and hopeful, as always, to match the high bar set by my […]

Venice: New Academy CEO Kicks Off Fall Festival Tour: Our Future “Is With International Cinema”

Bill Kramer, the newly-minted CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, kicked off what will be a world tour of the 2022 fall film festivals in Venice on Tuesday, as the Academy tries to cater to its increasingly international membership. Kramer took part in a panel on “the values of cinema in […]

New Academy CEO Wants Oscar Producers With Live TV Experience, a Host and All Categories Back on Show

Ahead of a Sept. 17 all-member meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, newly appointed Academy CEO Bill Kramer took questions from Hollywood correspondents, signaling an era of greater transparency — with members and with non-members — from the organization behind the Oscars. Kramer will leave town next week on a trip that will […]

Oscars: New Academy CEO Signals Return of All Categories to Live Show

A year after eight Academy Award statuettes were controversially presented prior to the live Oscars telecast in an effort to shorten the length of the show, which ultimately failed, it looks increasingly likely that all 23 categories will again be treated equally moving forward. Bill Kramer, the Academy’s new CEO, signaled as much in an […]

TIFF: Tyler Perry, Film Academy CEO Bill Kramer Join Industry Conference Lineup

The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first wave of speakers for its Industry Conference lineup in September. Veteran director and actor Tyler Perry; Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and newly named Academy president Janet Yang lead the slate of Hollywood creative talent and executives taking part in […]

Jacqueline Stewart Named Film Academy Museum’s Director and President

Jacqueline Stewart, the noted film scholar and Turner Classic Movies host, has been appointed director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the museum’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. Since 2020, Stewart has served as the museum’s chief artistic and programming officer, leading strategy and planning for the Academy Museum’s curatorial, educational and […]

Dawn Hudson, Departing Academy CEO, Sends Members “A Final Note” (Exclusive)

Dawn Hudson, whose roller-coaster 11-year tenure as the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came to an end Friday, hailed her successor, Bill Kramer, as “a visionary leader” in an email to the organization’s members obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, further asserting, “The Academy is in the best of hands.” Hudson […]

Film Academy COO Christine Simmons Exits

Christine Simmons is no longer the chief operating officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, effective Friday, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter. Simmons joined the Academy as COO in 2018. The group hadn’t had someone in the role since 2013, when Ric Robertson resigned as COO. […]

Fanny’s Restaurant Debuts Supper Club Series Named After ‘Funny Girl’ “Hello, Gorgeous” Line

“Hello, Gorgeous.”  That is, of course, the classic line uttered by Barbra Streisand’s Fanny Brice in 1968’s Funny Girl. Starting Saturday night, it’s also the name of a new monthly live music series and supper club at the character’s namesake restaurant, Fanny’s, inside the Academy Museum. Fanny’s, from restaurateurs Bill Chait and Carl Schuster and […]

Bill Kramer Named CEO of Film Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Bill Kramer, the current director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, as its new CEO. Kramer will succeed Dawn Hudson, who has occupied the position for the past 11 years. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Academy’s board of governors voted […]