The Telluride Film Festival kicks off its 38th edition Friday, marking the unofficial official launch of awards season, and for the fourth consecutive year it is getting help from the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to do it: The Academy has granted $50,000 to underwrite the fest’s Guest Director program, which this year features musician Caetano Veloso. AMPAS has pitched in to support the past three Guest Directors Michael Ondaatje, Alexander Payne and Slavoj Zizek. ”The generous support from the Academy and our ongoing partnership allows us to continue working with brilliant artists, whose film selections are sourced from film vaults across the globe, and put together a program our audience expects and deserves,” Telluride Film Festival co-director Julie Huntsinger said in announcing the funding. The fest unveils its lineup Friday.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Thursday, September 1, is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 84th Academy Awards®.
To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011. All paperwork must be completed and received by the Academy no later than 30 days after the end of the qualifying run. For films completing their qualifying run after August 1, all paperwork, including legal contracts, must be completed and received by the Academy by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, September 1.
Beverly Hills, CA – More than 115 images shot on the sets of such films as “Raging Bull,” “Munich,” “You, Me & Dupree,” “Rendition,” “Salt” and “Superman Returns” will be on display in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new exhibition, “Crew Call 2011: Celebrating the Crafts,” opening Friday, September 9, in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery. The exhibition, open to the public, will run through Sunday, December 18. Admission is free.
Beverly Hills, CA – Cinematographer Richard P. Crudo, producer Gale Anne Hurd, composer David Newman, and film editor Michael Tronick make up this year’s first-time electees to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors. In addition, seven incumbents were reelected and three other motion picture professionals will return to the Board after a time away. The reelected governors are Craig Barron, Visual Effects; Annette Bening, Actors; Don Hall, Sound; Jeffrey Kurland, Art Directors; John Lasseter, Short Films and Feature Animation; Robert Rehme, Executives; and Phil Robinson, Writers.
Returning to the board after a hiatus are Michael Apted, Documentary; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Public Relations; and Paul Mazursky, Directors. Apted previously served from 2002 to 2009. Isaacs served from 1988 to 1997 and again from 2000 to 2009. Mazursky was on the board from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2006 to 2009.