BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The collaborative process between directors and cinematographers and an exploration of Hollywood during the age of mergers and acquisitions will be the topics explored by Dr. Christopher Beach and Dr. Thomas Schatz, respectively, who have been named the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2012 Academy Film Scholars. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee, which selected Beach and Schatz on the basis of their manuscript proposals, will present the first half of two $25,000 grants at a private luncheon on Monday, March 18.
Also on March 18, Tino Balio, an inaugural Academy Film Scholar in 2000, will present highlights from his book The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens 1946-1973 at a free public event at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater. Balio, professor emeritus of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss how American audiences and critics responded to the works of such international filmmakers as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. Free tickets may be obtained at http://www.oscars.org. (more…)