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ACTION-FILM DIRECTOR RATNER TO CO-PRODUCE OSCARS

August 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In the latest head-scratching move to revitalize the annual Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that action-movie director Brett Ratner will co-produce next year’s show with veteran Don Mischer. In a statement, Academy President Tom Sherak said that Ratner is “unbelievably creative and knows how to take risks […]

MOVIE ACADEMY MAKES SURPRISING CHOICE FOR CEO

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dawn Hudson has been selected to replace Bruce Davis as the new CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In naming Hudson, the Academy unexpectedly went outside is own organization; Hudson is currently head of Film Independent and is credited with making the annual Independent Spirit Awards a respected annual honors event. […]