Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Perry Among New Additions To Paley Center Boards

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EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Perry and interim CBS chairman Strauss Zelnick are among seven new members of The Paley Center for Media’s Board of Trustees, with top execs from Hulu, Amazon and Turner joining the organization’s Los Angeles…

Should The Academy Go Ahead With That “Pop” Oscar? Let The Members Decide

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Now that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has deferred its proposed “Best Popular Picture” Oscar for further study, here’s a modest proposal: Why not make this an Article XI, Section 1(b) issue?
Believe it or not, there is a …

Film Academy Paid Its Governors $1M For Work On Oscars, Museum & Governors Awards In Past Decade-Plus

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Members of the Film Academy’s board of governors serve without pay, but some are rewarded handsomely for their service. Since 2005, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has paid out more than $1 million to its governors for services related …

As Cosby And Polanski Exit The Film Academy, Memories Of A Past Oscar Linger

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Inevitably, Hollywood’s Great Awakening caught up with Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski on Tuesday night, as the governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel the two in keeping with the group’s new ethical conduct rules. Cos…

Mechanic’s Resignation Letter Sets The Agenda For An Academy Board Election That Starts Monday

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Come Monday, film producer and executive Bill Mechanic’s sizzling letter of resignation from the governing board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—which he has since said was not intended for public consumption—will set the…

As Tuesday Board Meeting Nears, The Film Academy’s Soap Opera Continues

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When the Daytime Emmys next come around, they should save one for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; after all, AMPAS has become one of the best soap operas in town. Infighting. Executive churn. Diversity wars. Legal action. Even an Oscar for the wrong movie. Hollywood’s film academy has seen it all.
On Tuesday, the Academy’s 54-member board of governors will meet for another round of drama, before replacing almost a third of its members from a slate of…

How Will Board Of Governors Election Affect Race For New President And Why Is Netflix Making A Move Into Academy Leadership?

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Even though Emmy and Tony seasons are in full swing , we haven’t forgotten about you Oscar.
Once again the process is revving up for the annual Board Of Governors election and numerous candidates to fill the one open slot of three in each of the 17 branches have come f
orward. Many of the names are the usual suspects who frequently run , many times in vain, for one of these coveted positions , while some others are new to the process which was busted open wide by the…