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Motion Picture Academy Bans Will Smith from Oscars for 10 Years
April 8, 2022
Actor Will Smith was banned today, April 8, from attending any Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events -- including the Academy Awards -- for 10 years in response to his on-stage smack of comedian Chris Rock during this year's Oscar ceremony. ... read more »
Annual Influencers Brunch Features Charles D. King
April 7, 2022
Hollywood is about connecting and making things happen and this past weekend, Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Tricky Montgomery held their Annual Influencers Brunch at the SLS Hotel. ... read more »
The Academy of Museum of Motion Pictures Admits and Begins to Correct Their Lack of Diversity and Inclusion
March 18, 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in the past, had been slow on recognizing their lack of diversity and inclusion ... read more »
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Jesse Collins among producers of upcoming Academy Awards
December 11, 2020
This combination photo shows producers Steven Soderbergh, from left, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, that Soderbergh, Sher and Collins have come on board to produce the 93rd Oscars telecast. (AP Photo) ... read more »
‘The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins’ by director Allison A. Waite — 1 of 18 winners of the 2020 Student Academy Awards
October 15, 2020
In the documentary Waite rewinds the clock to reexamine the tragedy of the 1991 shooting of Latasha Harlins ... read more »
Motion Picture Academy Unveils Diversity Rules for Best-Picture Contenders
September 10, 2020
Academy officials billed the new eligibility requirement as a move to ensure ``equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.'' ... read more »
Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy
July 1, 2020
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars announced the new invitees Tuesday. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this year’s Oscars. ... read more »
 Academy Names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer 
December 27, 2018
LA Sparks President and COO to come on board January 2019  ... read more »
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Actress-Writer Lena Waithe: Films Fall Short of Ethnic Equality
November 2, 2018
Waithe, an actress and Emmy-winning screenwriter with the streaming comedy "Master of None'' who was in the film "Ready Player One,'' joined in conversation with comedian Hannah Gadsby at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences lunch. ... read more »
Cheryl Boone Issacs To Anchor 25th Celebration Of Black Women In Film And Television Event
March 8, 2018
Film and television “Sista Power Panels” -- led by top Black filmmakers and professionals -- highlight the 25th celebration, examining the impact of Black Women in film and television. ... read more »

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