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Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

Joint AFTRA and SAG National Board Approves Proposals for Primetime TV and Theatrical Negotiations

The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations. SAG President Ken Howard and AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon will co-chair the negotiations. AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and SAG National Executive Director David […]

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

Brownlow, Coppola, Godard and Wallach to Receive Academy’s Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. “Each of these […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for Fall 2011 Djerassi Screenwriting Residency Award

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for Fall 2011 Djerassi Screenwriting Residency Award

San Francisco Film Society announced the six finalists for the 2011 Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Film Society’s suite of filmmaker services designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, located 40 miles south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers living and studio accommodations and all meals at no cost to […]

5 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

5 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration. The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit their achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 31. The committee has selected the following methods or devices […]

San Francisco Film Society Announces Announces Winners of SFFS/FAF Documentary Grants

San Francisco Film Society Announces Announces Winners of SFFS/FAF Documentary Grants

The San Francisco Film Society announced the five winners and one honorable mention for the SFFS/Film Arts Foundation Documentary Grants, the newest grants to be offered by its Filmmaker Services program. Thanks to the generous support of Film Arts Foundation and its board, and honoring Film Arts’ support of documentary filmmakers over its 32-year history, the grants award a total of $25,000 for documentary feature films in postproduction. These one-time grants are awarded to filmmakers […]

Academy Announces Finalists for 2010 Student Academy Awards(R)

Academy Announces Finalists for 2010 Student Academy Awards(R)

Thirty-seven students from 21 colleges and universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 37th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Academy members will view these films at special screenings and vote to select the winners. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with accompanying cash prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, may be presented in each of four categories. The winning filmmakers will be brought to Los […]

Tribeca Film Institute announces Recipients of 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

Tribeca Film Institute announces Recipients of 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

The Tribeca Film Institute and Gucci announced the recipients selected for the 2010 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund which provides finishing finances to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films that document pressing social issues of immediate and historical significance. In the third year of the fund, seven projects have been selected from 390 submissions from 23 countries to receive a total of $100,000, to be administered by the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI). The projects […]

San Francisco Film Society And Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Winners Of Spring 2010 Sffs/Krf Filmmaking Grants

San Francisco Film Society And Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Winners Of Spring 2010 Sffs/Krf Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the five winners of the Spring 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants tonight at the Golden Gate Awards at Temple Nightclub – Prana Restaurant. The grants are given twice annually to filmmakers for narrative feature films with social justice themes that will have significant economic or professional impact on the Bay Area filmmaking community. The panelists who reviewed the finalists’ submissions are Jacob Kornbluth, award-winning narrative […]