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”

10th annual AMP Awards issues call for entries

The Association of Music Producers has issued the Call for Entries for the 2023 AMP Awards for Music & Sound, marking the 10th Anniversary of the only non-profit juried competition for music and sound for brands. The deadline for submitting entries is March 5, 2023. The AMP Awards are open to music and sound design created … Continue reading “10th annual AMP Awards issues call for entries”

Critics Choice Awards announce winners

We now have a fairly good idea about who will be in the running for the Oscars when the nominations are announced on January 24. Last night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards LIVE on The CW. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the star-studded gala was held … Continue reading “Critics Choice Awards announce winners”

Gallery: AFI Awards celebrate Fabelmans, Avatar, Top Gun, Bear and more

Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for those attending the American Film Institute’s (AFI) 2022 AFI AWARDS at an exclusive invite-only luncheon. At the event, AFI revealed its official rationales (below) for all 21 honorees, providing the cultural and artistic context to mark these outstanding creative endeavors as the year’s notable milestones. Celebrating film and … Continue reading “Gallery: AFI Awards celebrate Fabelmans, Avatar, Top Gun, Bear and more”

The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…

Chicago’s best in TV was present on Saturday for a festive night at The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Gala. Honorees and guests settled in at the Marriott Magnificent Mile for an evening of celebration, indulging in cocktails and dinner before the awards presentation. The event was hosted by comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South … Continue reading “The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…”

AFI FEST 2022 wraps with Jury Awards for shorts

AFI FEST 2022 has announced the films that received this year’s Jury awards. The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action Short, Documentary Short, and Animated Short will be eligible for the 2022 Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Animated Short Academy Awards. The Jury was comprised of writer/director Shaz Bennett, writer/director … Continue reading “AFI FEST 2022 wraps with Jury Awards for shorts”

Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Ball Awards

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will return to produce the 13th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Janet Yang announced today.  It is her fourth time producing the event.  Honorary Awards will be presented to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to … Continue reading “Jennifer Fox returns to produce Governors Ball Awards”

House of Gucci, Stranger Things win LMGI Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 9th Annual LMGI Awards on August 27. The Motion Picture winners were House of Gucci (filmed throughout Italy in Milan, Lake Como, and the Italian Alps) and No Time to Die  (filmed in London, Norway, Jamaica, The Faroe Islands and Italy). The Television Series winners were Succession (filmed throughout New York State and Italy), Stranger Things (shot in Atlanta, Georgia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Vilnius, Lithuania) and Station Eleven (filmed … Continue reading “House of Gucci, Stranger Things win LMGI Awards”

Emmys: Creative Awards Winners from Night Two

Last night, The Television Academy presented the second of its two 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony awarded many talented artists and craftspeople in categories including cinematography, guest actor, production design, sound editing, television movie and stunt … Continue reading “Emmys: Creative Awards Winners from Night Two”

Emmys: Music strikes a chord at Creative Arts Awards

The Television Academy presented the first of its two 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The Saturday Creative Arts, which kicked off the 74th Emmy celebration, show focused primarily on reality, unscripted and documentary programming. The Sunday show will … Continue reading “Emmys: Music strikes a chord at Creative Arts Awards”