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  • Winners Of The 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting Announced

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at the Samuel…

     

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  • From Art House To Iconic: Film Restoration On Display At The Reel Thing

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    By: Marjorie Galas There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow.  Or at least there is now, thanks to the preservation of the 1955 feature film “Oklahoma.”  A short clip, featuring lead Gordon MacRae singing “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’” as his dazzling white horse sauntered along healthy green corn stalks framed by a brilliant…

     

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  • AMPAS Appoints New Board Members, Confirms Commitment To DIversity

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    In the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science ongoing commitment to improving diversity within its membership and mission, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs  appointed three new governors to join the Academy’s 51-seat Board. Reginald Hudlin (Directors Branch), Gregory Nava (Writers Branch) and Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) were confirmed by…

     

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  • Where Do We Go From Here Looks At Future Technologies

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    The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent 2010 off with a look at innovations that are shifting the way entertainment will be presented and consumed a few years down the line.   Moderated by producer Jerry Zucker, “Where Do We Go From Here?” featured a panel consisting of…

     

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  • Data Management – The Modern Day Wild West

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     The concept of data management holds no mystery.  Digital information has to be stored and filed in such a way that it can be retrieved and used when necessary.  However, in the film and television production community, data management offers a vast, under-explored territory.  "We grew up in a world of physical objects: paper, file…

     

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