Justice Dept. Takes On Netflix-Oscars Feud

The Justice Department has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that its potential rule changes limiting the eligibility of Netflix and other streaming services for the Oscars could raise antitrust concerns and violate competition law.

Pronology Provides Support, Workflow For Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscars telecast is the most anticipated award show for film enthusiasts and industry professionals worldwide. Pronology, a developer of tapeless workflow solutions, continued its tradition of being a part of the action behind the scenes in the months leading into the show as well as on-site during the event with […]

How ABC Pushed To Overhaul The Oscars

Days after the 90th Academy Awards telecast aired in March to record-low viewership, Disney-ABC Television Group executives met with leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to convey a message: You are facing irrelevance. So on Tuesday night, the board voted to move the Oscars up to Feb. 9, 2020; to cap the telecast length at three hours by moving several awards categories into commercial breaks; and to create a “popular film” category, the criteria for which has not yet been divulged.

ABC Extends Oscars Broadcasts Through ’28

The new deal will take the network’s live coverage of the film awards through the Academy Awards’ 100th anniversary.

ABC Wants More Control Over Oscars

Negotiations for ABC to extend its license agreement for the annual Oscar telecast are underway, but there’s a sticking point: ABC wants more creative input. ABC’s deal with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences already runs through 2020, but the two sides have been in talks for some time about an extension.

Oscars Ads Could Draw $135 Million

ABC’s Academy Awards could pull in $120 million to $135 million in advertising revenues for this year’s broadcast. This is up from the $110 million the show pulled in a year ago, according to Kantar Media.

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Academy Wants To Extend ABC’s Oscars Deal

With five more years on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ current contract with ABC for the Oscars, the Academy is looking to extend it.

Producers Announced For Oscars Telecast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill is a 25-year Fox veteran and former chairman and CEO of Fox Sports Media Group. Hudlin is an Oscar-nominated producer for the 2012 film “Django Unchained.” The Academy announced Tuesday […]

CA Female Lawmakers Condemn MacFarlane

California Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal and Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, both Democrats who lead the legislature’s women’s caucus, sent a letter to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch on Tuesday, requesting that the organization disavow Oscar host Seth MacFarlane’s behavior during last Sunday’s telecast.

Oscars Host: Draft Billy? Draft Kermit?

A return to the Oscar stage by Billy Crystal would be a true Hollywood ending after this week’s debacle that started with Brett Ratner’s resignation Tuesday as producer of the show over a gay slur, followed by his pal Eddie Murphy’s departure Wednesday as host.

Brian Grazer Tapped To Produce Academy Awards

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced Wednesday that Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer will join Don Mischer as a producer of the 84th Academy Awards. This will be the first time Grazer has produced the Oscar telecast. He replaces Brett Ratner, who left the show because of an uproar over a […]

Eddie Murphy Bows Out As Oscars Host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy has bowed out of his gig as host of the Academy Awards, following pal Brett Ratner’s decision to leave the show as producer because of an uproar over a gay slur. The news of Murphy’s departure came Wednesday, a day after Ratner quit as producer of the Feb. 26 […]

Brett Ratner Resigns As Oscars Telecast Producer

Eddie Murphy To Host Academy Awards Solo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the tradition of Bob Hope and Johnny Carson, and later Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg, Oscar is going back to its comedic roots with Eddie Murphy as host. The actor and comedian will host the 84th annual Academy Awards, producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer said Tuesday – […]

Sources: Oprah In Talks To Host The Oscars

Solid Motion Picture Academy sources say that Oprah Winfrey is topping the list of candidates to host the 84th Oscars next February.

ABC Signs To Carry Oscars Through 2020

ABC and the organizers of the Academy Awards struck a deal Thursday that will keep the movie-industry telecast on the Walt Disney Co. broadcast network through 2020. The deal, approved at a meeting of the Academy’s board of governors, extends ABC’s existing contract to air the show in the U.S., which was last renewed in 2005 and set to expire in 2014.