More than five years ago, as Rhea Combs and Doris Berger were in the planning stages of research for an exhibit on early Black cinema that would open at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences planned museum, they got word of a new discovery that would come to define the exhibit. Archivists at USC and the University of Chicago went through boxes of … Continue reading Academy Exhibit Rescues First Black Kiss on Film
“Everybody on this stage values every last category, every last area,” the Oscar producer said during a press conference on Thursday. Will Packer, the producer of the 2022 Oscars, addressed the controversy around the Academy’s decision to not present eight crafts categories live during the show this year, saying that everyone involved “values every last category, every last area.” “They’re our peers,” he said during … Continue reading Will Packer Addresses “Misconceptions” Over Decision to Not Present Craft Categories Live at Oscars
This election cycle propelled the 54-person board to new records for women (26) and people of color (12). Ava DuVernay has been elected to represent the directors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its board of governors, part of a historic wave that establishes new records for women (26) and people of color (12) on the 54-person board (up from … Continue reading Ava DuVernay Among Six Elected to Film Academy Board for First Time
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