Dec 082016
 

The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.

The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

  • “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions
  • “Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS
  • “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions
  • “Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment
  • “Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions, Exhibit A and IMG Films
  • “Hooligan Sparrow,” Little Horse Crossing the River
  • “I Am Not Your Negro,” Velvet Film
  • “The Ivory Game,” Terra Mater Film Studios and Vulcan Productions
  • “Life, Animated,” Motto Pictures and A&E IndieFilms
  • “O.J.: Made in America,” Laylow Films and ESPN Films
  • “13th,” Forward Movement
  • “Tower,” Go-Valley
  • “Weiner,” Edgeline Films
  • “The Witness,” The Witnesses Film
  • “Zero Days,” Jigsaw Productions

The Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

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Nov 082016
 

Producers Of 89th OSCARS Announced

MICHAEL DE LUCA AND JENNIFER TODD
TO PRODUCE THE 89TH OSCARS®

 

Three-time Oscar®-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Oscars® telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced. It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards®, which will air live on the ABC Television Network, and broadcast worldwide, on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017.

“What a talented team,” said Boone Isaacs. “Mike and Jennifer have a great working relationship and a tremendous love and respect of film, and will surely draw from their vast experience to create an exceptional and unforgettable event for movie fans everywhere.”

“We are deeply honored to produce the Academy Awards,” said De Luca and Todd. “We both revere the Oscars and grew up watching them each year with our families. We are so humbled and grateful to be a part of this incredible legacy, and look forward to creating an exciting show that celebrates movies and the power they have to connect us all.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike and Jennifer,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “In our meetings, they shared an early vision for the show that is inspired and in keeping with the films they’ve produced: entertaining, unexpected and of the highest caliber.”

“Mike and Jennifer have an intimate knowledge of the art of filmmaking. Their celebrated successes in storytelling will enhance the Oscar ceremony and capture the magic that sets the medium apart from any other,” said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.

De Luca earned Best Picture Oscar nominations for producing “Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball” and “The Social Network.” He is credited on more than 60 films, including such features as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Blow,” “Magnolia,” “American History X” and “Boogie Nights.” A former president of production at Sony Pictures, DreamWorks and New Line Cinema, De Luca is currently producing the last two films of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy for Universal, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” which will be released in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Todd is currently president of Pearl Street Films, the production company founded by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, where she produced the upcoming film “Live by Night,” due out December 25, and executive produced this year’s “Jason Bourne.” Her other credits include such films as “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Across the Universe,” “Prime,” “Memento,” “Boiler Room,” and the “Austin Powers” films. Todd earned an Emmy nomination for her work on the HBO television movie “If These Walls Could Talk 2.”

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

Jul 022016
 

The Academy

AWARDS RULES APPROVED FOR 89TH OSCARS®

CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON

The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars® rules and campaign regulations for the 89th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting (Tuesday night, 6/28). The most significant changes affect the Los Angeles qualifying run required in most categories, and the New York qualifying run required in the Documentary Feature category.

To be eligible for 2016 Academy Awards consideration in most categories, a feature-length film will still need to complete a Los Angeles qualifying run of at least seven consecutive days, but screenings during this period must now occur at least three times daily, with at least one screening beginning between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Films that complete their Los Angeles qualifying run before July 31, 2016 are exempt from this additional requirement.

In the Documentary Feature category, the geographical area in which the New York qualifying run can take place has been expanded to include all of the city’s boroughs.

Other amendments to the rules include standard date changes and other “housekeeping” adjustments.

Rules are reviewed annually by individual branch and category committees. The Awards Rules Committee then reviews all proposed changes before presenting its recommendations to the Board of Governors for approval.

Updated campaign regulations, which specify how companies and individuals may market to Academy members any movies and achievements eligible for the 89th Academy Awards, are also presented to the Board for approval. The most significant changes affect members’ attendance at certain types of screening and non-screening events.

Music Branch members may not be invited to or attend any screening, non-screening event or concert that includes a live performance of music eligible for nomination.

Academy members may not be invited to or attend any non-screening event, party or dinner that is reasonably perceived to unduly influence members or undermine the integrity of the vote. Members who fail to comply with this regulation will be subject to a one-year suspension of membership for first-time violations and expulsion for subsequent violations, as well as all other available remedies.

For the complete 89th Academy Awards rules and campaign regulations, visit oscars.org/rules.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.