Everything is Everywhere at 2023 Academy Awards

When I met writer/director Daniel Kwan at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards, I told him while he was clutching his trophy for Everywhere, Everything All at Once, that he was going to win an Oscar the following Sunday. Daniel, humbled by all of the Awards Season’s accolades, smiled back and said, “Don’t jinx it.” Apparently, … Continue reading “Everything is Everywhere at 2023 Academy Awards”

Mirada signs Academy Award-winning director Peter Ramsey

Mirada has signed Academy Award-winning director Peter Ramsey to its roster for commercial representation. Ramsey is a highly acclaimed director and the first black filmmaker to be nominated and win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film for 2019’s critically renowned Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. He delivers an exceptional breadth of knowledge, craft, creativity, … Continue reading “Mirada signs Academy Award-winning director Peter Ramsey”

Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr. passes at age 84

Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr, who was behind an array of iconic films, has passed away at age 84.  Affectionately known as “Laddie”, Alan Ladd Jr. was involved in 14 best-picture nominees, including Young Frankenstein, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chariots of Fire, and Blade Runner. As an independent producer, Ladd Jr. helped steer … Continue reading “Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr. passes at age 84”

276 feature films vie for 94th Academy Awards

Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. To be eligible for consideration under rules provisions implemented for the 94th Academy Awards year only, feature films may open in a commercial motion picture theater in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles County; the … Continue reading “276 feature films vie for 94th Academy Awards”

Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94

Academy Award winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, film director, activist, and ambassador, Sidney Poitier has passed away at age 94. He died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the prime minister of the Bahamas, where Poitier was raised. The son of … Continue reading “Academy Award winner, film director, Sidney Poitier has passed at age 94”

Pandemic Academy Awards ratings anemic

Things didn’t go exactly as planned for Hollywood’s biggest night. In a year, where Hollywood held back most of its biggest films due to the pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards drew its smallest audience ever. While the awards tried to change things up in a year that saw a tragic pandemic take and shut down lives, … Continue reading “Pandemic Academy Awards ratings anemic”

Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, at age 91, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.  Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, Plummer … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, 91”

Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes

Academy Award winner, and eight-time Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, died Tuesday from natural causes at her home in Encinitas, CA. She starred in six television shows and earned 22 Emmy nominations over her exceptional seven-decade career. She was 94. Her longtime manager Juliet Green confirmed the news in a public statement.  The Mary Tyler Moore … Continue reading “Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman passes”

2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold

Whether it was the lack of host or a lack of female director nominations or a lack of diversity in general (except for the presenters and performers) ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers. The Nielsen company said Sunday night’s audience was down 20 percent from a … Continue reading “2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold”

Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions

We are only hours away from Hollywood royalty parading into the Dolby Theater in Hollywood to celebrate the 92nd Academy Awards. The 2019 Oscars garnered 29.6 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among the key demographic of adults age 18 to 49, which represented an uptick from the all-time low ratings in 2018. There was also a 3.1 million viewer increase … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions”

Academy reveals 2022 Student Award Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition.  The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received … Continue reading “Academy reveals 2022 Student Award Winners”

Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Awards for Academy

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 12th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President David Rubin announced today. Honorary Awards will be presented to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Glover on Saturday, January 15, 2022, … Continue reading “Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Awards for Academy”

75th Emmy Awards pushed to January

The Television Academy and FOX have announced a rescheduled date for the highly anticipated 75th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. The live broadcast will now take place on Monday, January 15th, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. This decision comes as a result of the recent SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, which created challenges for the original September … Continue reading “75th Emmy Awards pushed to January”

Janet Yang re-elected Academy President

Janet Yang has been re-elected as the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Additionally, the Board has elected other officers for the 2023-2024 term: Yang is beginning her second term as President and her fifth year as a Governor-at-Large. She was nominated by the sitting … Continue reading “Janet Yang re-elected Academy President”

Lou Diamond Phillips among those elected to Academy Board

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2023–2024 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term. The Academy’s 18 branches are each represented by three governors, except for the recently established Production and Technology Branch, represented by a single … Continue reading “Lou Diamond Phillips among those elected to Academy Board”

INTERVIEW: Award-winning writer/director Kathi Carey

Kathi Carey is an award-winning Writer/Director of films and web series. Her shorts have been selected at Academy-qualifying festivals including LA Shorts, USA Dallas and Rhode Island IFF. Her film Worth qualified for Academy consideration. Her films and web series have also been screened all over the U.S. and around the world from Italy, Portugal, … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Award-winning writer/director Kathi Carey”

Apple, FCB, Smuggler top winners at AICP Awards

Winners for the 2023 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial, the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Post Awards premiered earlier in the week at MoMA. The top prizes in each competition – the AICP Show’s Advertising Excellence and Advertising Excellence/Campaign winners, the Next Awards’ Most Next winner and the Post Awards’ … Continue reading “Apple, FCB, Smuggler top winners at AICP Awards”

27th annual Webby Award winners announced

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) announced the Winners for the 27th Annual Webby Awards. Winners include companies, content and campaigns from Apple TV, Adobe’s Frame.io, ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcast, Headspace, Discord, Nike’s Just A/Run, Etsy, Disney’s TikTok, Pod Save America, Spotify’s Wrapped, Blokhaus, Mozilla’s IRL: AI in Real Life podcast, Verizon’s Halftime Show and Google Store; pop culture … Continue reading “27th annual Webby Award winners announced”

Richard Attias & Associates join NFTY Awards

Global strategic communication advisory firm Richard Attias & Associates (RA&A) has signed on as a presenting sponsor and an official brand partner of The NFTY Awards, the pre-eminent Web3 innovation awards show gala. Executive producers web3 entrepreneur Chris J. Snook and E! Entertainment Television founder Larry Namer will host The NFTY Awards in The NIKO Theatre at Worre … Continue reading “Richard Attias & Associates join NFTY Awards”

The Academy and ABC announce key 96th Oscars date

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 96th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024.  The show will air live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. General entry categories submission deadline          Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Governors Awards                                                      Saturday, November … Continue reading “The Academy and ABC announce key 96th Oscars date”