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Ken Ziffren says film industry is trapped in a “bad spiral”
New Film Czar Ken Ziffren Calls Runaway TV, Film Production a ‘Devastating Blow to the Middle-Class’
The veteran entertainment attorney, introduced by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, says the fight is at “critical moment”
- By Steve Pond on September 26, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
Fighting a recurrence of prostate cancer, the former Academy president says his priority is to persuade politicians to keep production in L.A.
- By Sharon Waxman on June 2, 2013 @ 6:45 pm
The combative blogger has clashed repeatedly with her boss, but in a response on her blog declines to discuss her status
A new invitation to the May 4 "Future of Our Academy" meeting supplies more details on the unprecedented event
- By Steve Pond on August 2, 2012 @ 6:52 pm
Before leaving office, Academy president Tom Sherak spoke to Lorne Michaels and Jimmy Fallon about the Oscars show; now it's up to new prez Hawk...
Producer Hawk Koch follows in his father Howard Koch's footsteps, is elected president of the Motion Picture Academy
- By Steve Pond on July 31, 2012 @ 11:52 am
As the AMPAS election to choose Tom Sherak's successor nears, top candidates appear to be Hawk Koch, Rob Friedman and Cheryl Boone Isaacs
As his three years in office come to an end, Academy president Tom Sherak reflects on executive unheaval, controversial rule changes and the Brett Ratner...
- By Steve Pond on July 17, 2012 @ 6:42 pm
With Tom Sherak no longer eligible to remain Academy president, a number of contenders have surfaced — some quietly, some less so
Incoming members of AMPAS Board of Governors include Dick Cook, who replaces outgoing Academy president Tom Sherak
Contract between Academy and Disney Media Distribution is extended through 2020
- By Steve Pond on May 20, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
Academy debuts its new outdoor Hollywood theater with an open-air screening of "Field of Dreams," and some presidential popcorn scoopers
Earlier Oscar nominations will allow the Academy to test its new electronic voting system
- By Steve Pond on February 27, 2012 @ 10:48 pm
Academy president Sherak: “To celebrate our past and deal with our present, that is who we are — we’re never going to forget the past,...
Minutes after Sacha Baron Cohen spilled “ashes” on Ryan Seacrest, he was visited by nervous Academy president Tom Sherak and Oscar producer Brian Grazer
- By Steve Pond on February 24, 2012 @ 7:52 am
While Sacha Baron Cohen is welcome to attend the Oscars, he's mocking the "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Zionists" on his new movie's website
Academy president Tom Sherak and COO Ric Robertson talk about moving the Oscars date, leaving the Kodak and messing with Harvey Weinstein
With online Oscar voting scheduled to begin next year, the Academy’s endearing ballot-mailing ritual may be coming to an end
- By Steve Pond on January 9, 2012 @ 12:21 pm
The “Winter’s Bone” nominee will join Academy president Tom Sherak in the task
- By Steve Pond on January 7, 2012 @ 9:40 am
But is her job really in jeopardy, or is this just an attempt to embarrass her publicly?
Story revolves around a woman whose family moves in with her parents
- By Sharon Waxman on November 10, 2011 @ 12:56 pm
“Did I know Brett Ratner had baggage? Yes, I did. I didn’t think about that. Should I have? No argument.”
- By Steve Pond on September 6, 2011 @ 11:57 am
Selection marks return to old-style Oscar-host resume: an actor with standup comic experience