Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond will have more on the new open-air venue and screening slate that the Academy showed off today during a news conference. The group also announced a new $2 million film-preservation fund that will focus mostly on Oscar-winning and -nominated movies. Both releases follow:
Beverly Hills, CA – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak today unveiled the Academy’s new screening venue and announced its summer series, “Oscars Outdoors,” which will kick off on Friday, June 15 and run through Saturday, August 18. The open-air theater is part of the organization’s nearly 7.5 acre Academy Hollywood campus, which is also the site of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, home to the Academy Film Archive, the Science and Technology Council and the Linwood Dunn Theater.
Concurrently, the Academy announced a slate of summer and fall 2012 public programs at its other theaters, including 50th anniversary celebrations of the James Bond franchise and the Oscar®-winning epic “Lawrence of Arabia.” (more…)