Tag Archives: Mary Pickford

Who Invented the Oscars?

HollywoodNews.com: The founders of the now infamous Academy were a motley crew as individuals, but when they first converged in Hollywood, then just a small town with dirt roads, sparks flew and fueled a common dream: to bring artistic validity to their beloved new medium. Today, movies are so ingrained in[...]

Oscars: Michel Hazanavicius talks Frank Capra, the Coens Brothers and “The Artist” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “The Artist” shouldn’t work in 2011. At a time when giants of the cinematic art form such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese are experimenting with cutting-edge 3D technology, Michel Hazanavicius turns back the clock, delivering a black-and-white, predominantly silent ode to Hollywood’s Golden Age. The story[...]

American Society of Cinematographers opens renovated clubhouse

HollywoodNews.com: The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced completion of the renovation and expansion of the organization’s historic clubhouse here today. Los Angeles Councilman Tom LeBonge and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler joined an array of venerable cinematographers, filmmakers and professionals from all sectors of the[...]

The Oscars: Inside the Academy’s finances

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 1 OF 2 Talk about Oscar gold. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which stages the Academy Awards has amassed net assets of $167 million. That staggering figure is contained in the Academy’s most recent Form 990 it filed with the Internal Revenue[...]