Tag Archives: Tom Sherak

Oscars: Academy Awards Updated Regulations

HollywoodNews.com: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has updated regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 85th Academy Awards® to Academy members. The changes pertain to screenings that feature live filmmaker participation, the formats on which[...]

Disney Media and Academy extend Oscar® telecast agreement

HollywoodNews.com: Disney Media Distribution and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have extended their agreement for DMD to distribute the annual Academy Awards® telecast internationally through 2020, Tom Sherak, Academy president and Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. The previous agreement had been set[...]

The Oscars® to remain in Hollywood

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and CIM Group announced today that the Academy Awards® will remain in Hollywood under a new 20-year deal. Concurrently, in a separate agreement, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and CIM announced a 20-year agreement to name the Dolby Theatre™[...]

FilmAid International will host an Oscar® Night event at the ’21’ Club in New York City

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and humanitarian aid organization FilmAid International will host an Oscar® Night event at the ’21’ Club in New York City in celebration of the 84th Academy Awards® on Oscar Sunday, February 26. Since 1990, the Academy has hosted a New[...]

JENNIFER LAWRENCE TO JOIN ACADEMY PRESIDENT TOM SHERAK FOR OSCAR® NOMINATIONS

HollywoodNews.com: Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Academy member and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence. Sherak and Lawrence will unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. PT[...]

Oscars: Eddie Murphy is out. He withdraws as host of the 84th Academy Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak. Commented Murphy, “First and foremost I want[...]

Oscars: Brett Ratner resigns as Academy Awards producer – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Inevitably, Brett Ratner has resigned as producer of the 84th Academy Awards telecast. In a statement acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, Ratner states that he contacted Academy President tom Sherak Tuesday morning and resigned his gig. “Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the[...]

Gil Cates, longtime Oscar producer, dies at 77

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It is with great sadness that we report that longtime Oscar producer Gil Cates has died at the age of 77. Cates produced the annual awards telecast 14 times, his most recent turn coming in 2008. Cates also served on the directors branch of the Academy’s board of[...]

Academy Issues New Oscar Campaigning Rules

HollywoodNews.com:The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today issued regulations for how movies and achievements eligible for the 84th Academy Awards may be marketed to Academy members. The most notable change affects screening events that include filmmaker participation. Additional changes address digital delivery of movies to Academy members and[...]

Oprah Winfrey defended by Academy president Tom Sherak

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Noted contrarian Armond White is at it again, begging for attention by calling out the Academy for its decision to present Oprah Winfrey with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. White, who consistently writes against the grain to get a cheap response, wonders if Winfrey’s nod is a[...]
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