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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 […]

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 […]

Film Academy Bans Will Smith From Oscars Ceremony for 10 Years

Twelve days after Will Smith slapped and screamed profanities at Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled that Smith — who was presented with the best actor Oscar later that same evening — has been banned from returning to the Oscars or attending any […]

Oscars: Jennifer Davidson Named Film Academy’s Chief Communications Officer

Jennifer Davidson, a veteran publicist who has served as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ evp of communications since joining the organization in March 2020, just before the start of the pandemic, has been promoted to chief communications officer, the Academy’s outgoing CEO Dawn Hudson announced Thursday. Davidson, in her expanded role, will […]

Dawn Hudson to Exit as Film Academy’s CEO After Contract Expires in 2023

Dawn Hudson, the chief executive officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who has presided over a decade of controversial transformational change at the organization, will be vacating her position when her current contract expires in 2023. Deadline broke this story, which The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 65-year-old Hudson is a […]

Film Academy Renews CEO Dawn Hudson’s Contract Through 2023

Dawn Hudson, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2011, will remain in that position at least through May 2023, the Academy's board of governors announced Thursday.

Cannes Diary: World Cinema Takes Center Stage at Academy Event

World cinema took center stage at a Cannes event Friday organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with CEO Dawn Hudson and president John Bailey joined by such art house A-listers as Tom Bernard and Pawel Pawlikowski.

Oscars: The Race to Succeed Cheryl Boone Isaacs as Academy President Takes Shape (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated actress Laura Dern, Oscar-nominated documentarian Rory Kennedy and casting director David Rubin are expected to face off.

Hollywood Execs Turn Out for Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Opening

Owner Beny Alagem led the ribbon cutting ceremony with NBC’s Bob Greenblatt, CAA’s Michael Kives and Lionsgate’s Sandra Stern in attendance.

Academy Renews Dawn Hudson’s Contract as CEO

Her new deal will run through 2020.

How the Academy Is Fighting to Get Past Its Oscar Nightmare

The board of governors is set to meet on March 28 following the infamous best picture snafu.

Academy CEO Apologizes to Members of Asian Descent for Oscar Night “Hurt”

Dawn Hudson emailed the 25 Academy members who signed a letter of protest, calling their concerns "valid" and promising that "future Oscar telecasts [will] be more culturally sensitive."