"2016: Obama's America" might have been blackballed due to politics, says Gerald Molen in a letter to Academy president Hawk Koch.
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Hawk Koch, who was an executive producer on the film, will introduce a panel discussion and screening in April.
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"For the first time, the entire voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will automatically be eligible to vote in all 24 Oscar categories, Academy President Hawk Koch announced today at a meeting of the...
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LOS ANGELES - On Feb. 14, a Hollywood delegation showed up at the White House. Motion Picture Academy President Hawk Koch, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and film mogul Harvey Weinstein had come to explore a rather important matter (for them): They wanted to see if they could secretly work out the details for Michelle Obama to present best picture at the Oscars...
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LOS ANGELES — Oscar voters will no longer be required to see certain nominated films in a theater to cast their ballots. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that members will be mailed DVDs of documentaries, shorts and foreign language nominees – categories that don't typically get lengthy stays on multiplex big screens. President Hawk Koch...
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LOS ANGELES -- Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the Oscars again. The film academy announced Tuesday that it has invited Zadan and Meron to return for the 2014 Academy Awards telecast, and the two producers said they're honored to come back. Their first Oscar show featured "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane as host. It drew Oscar's largest audience since 2010,...
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a> href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12807090@N08/8712069760/" title="artist renderingof new Academy museum by email@example.com, on Flickr"> Artits Rendering of the new Academy Museum I may be the only working journalist who is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the 'Oscars' film group, and thus I was present on Saturday...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two female California state lawmakers have condemned Oscar host Seth MacFarlane's comments during Sunday's awards presentation as degrading toward women and asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to use better judgment in the future. Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, both Democrats who lead the Legislature's...
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Ed Koch would no doubt have been thrilled that his movie is the highlight of not one, but two local Jewish film festivals. '
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Director-producer-star Ben Affleck's historical drama "Argo" continued its late-inning awards sweep Sunday, winning a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for best film.
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