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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Black Mirror’ Among Winners at Casting Society Artios Awards

‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Black Mirror’ Among Winners at Casting Society Artios Awards
Dunkirk” and “Black Mirror” were among the winners at the Casting Society of America’s 33rd Annual Artios Awards on Jan. 18.

Casting director John Papsidera was awarded for feature film big budget — drama for his casting in “Dunkirk.” Bernard Telsey and Tiffany Little Canfield, along with Rori Bergman and Patrick Goodwin, won the feature film big budget — comedy award for their work on “The Greatest Showman.”

“Lady Bird” casting directors Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths were recognized for feature film studio or independent comedy, and the casting team for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Sarah Halley Finn, Meagan Lewis, and Hannah Cooper, won the feature film studio or independent — drama.

In the television arena, the casting team for Netflix’s “Black Mirror” won for television drama series, HBO’s “Veep” for television comedy series, and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” for limited series.

The Casting Society of America’s awards are presented to Csa members for their
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Csa Honors ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ ‘Come From Away’ + More at 2018 Artios Awards

Awards season kicked off in earnest last week with the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, and it continued Thursday with Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards, honoring excellence in casting across film, TV, and theater. Ahead of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild awards, the Artios Awards recognized the casting directors that put those nominated actors in their roles. Hosted by Bridget Everett in New York City at Stage 48 and Tig Notaro in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton, the bi-coastal ceremony was held on Jan. 18. Csa honored Artios-nominated CD for “Insecure” and “Detroit” Victoria Thomas, agent Kevin Huvane (whose longtime client Nicole Kidman presented his award), and filmmaker Barry Levinson. The organization also spotlighted casting associates Nick Gereffi and Emily Towler. Many of the Artios Awards nominations matched Golden Globe, SAG, and other award recognition, as excellent casting is often the catalyst for excellent performances. Winners like
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‘Big Little Lies’ Adding Additional Characters for Newly Announced Season 2

HBO announced today that they’re moving forward with a second season of its Emmy-winning series “Big Little Lies” and that much of the team will be returning for round two. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will, of course, be back to produce and star, and David E. Kelley will pen each script like he did for the show’s first season. Last spring’s season used up the entire plot of the novel that served as source material, and season 2 will be based on a new story also written by Liane Moriarty. Jean-Marc Vallée will be handing the directing honors over to Andrea Arnold while he stays on as executive producer. It looks like most of the cast will return as they negotiate contracts, and Vulture had some additional information in regards to casting for the upcoming season. The site reported that production will take place between March and August 2018, and CD David Rubin,
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Academy Sends Newly Affirmed Standards of Conduct to Its Members

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The Academy of of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revised its code of conduct amidst the onslaught of sexual abuse revelations coming out of Hollywood. Per Variety, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson sent members a letter outlining the new Standards of Conduct. In the letter Hudson explains that “many hours of research and discussion” went into the newly revised code.

A special task force led by Governor and Academy Officer David Rubin organized and wrote the new code of conduct. “Over the course of weeks, the task force consulted with professors of ethics, business, philosophy, and law from Georgetown, Harvard, Notre Dame, and Stanford, as well as experts in human resources and sexual harassment,” Hudson’s letter details. Rubin’s team sought advice from their colleagues at the Television and British Academies and studied the codes of conduct from AFI, Film Independent, and UCLA.
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Academy Board of Governors Approves Standards of Conduct

Academy Board of Governors Approves Standards of Conduct
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors has been wrestling with something they promised to do at that fateful October 14th meeting when they stripped accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein of his Academy membership. Questions have been raised about how to handle other existing Academy members accused of misconduct, from Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey and Bill Cosby to Stephen Collins and Roman Polanski, who have both admitted to having inappropriate sex with a minor, as well as future allegations.

Following Tuesday night’s Board meeting, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson sent out an email to Academy members, below. The Board has approved the Standards of Conduct, proposed by a special task force that has assembled procedures for dealing with allegations of misconduct in the Academy ranks. Those procedures will be revealed in the new year.

Dear Members,

Last night, our Board of Governors approved the Academy’s Standards of Conduct,
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Academy Board of Governors Approves Standards of Conduct

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors has been wrestling with something they promised to do at that fateful October 14th meeting when they stripped accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein of his Academy membership. Questions have been raised about how to handle other existing Academy members accused of misconduct, from Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey and Bill Cosby to Stephen Collins and Roman Polanski, who have both admitted to having inappropriate sex with a minor, as well as future allegations.

Following Tuesday night’s Board meeting, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson sent out an email to Academy members, below. The Board has approved the Standards of Conduct, proposed by a special task force that has assembled procedures for dealing with allegations of misconduct in the Academy ranks. Those procedures will be revealed in the new year.

Dear Members,

Last night, our Board of Governors approved the Academy’s Standards of Conduct,
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Film Academy Affirms ‘Standards of Conduct’ for Members

In a letter sent to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thursday, the organization’s CEO Dawn Hudson affirmed a Board of Governors-approved statement of values, i.e. “Standards of Conduct.”

The statement is the fruit of a specially-formed task force headed by Governor and Academy Officer David Rubin, whose members dedicated “many hours of research and discussion to drafting this document and evaluating future steps,” the letter reads. “Over the course of weeks, the task force consulted with professors of ethics, business, philosophy, and law from Georgetown, Harvard, Notre Dame, and Stanford, as well as experts in human resources and sexual harassment.” The group met with counterparts at the Television and British Academies, and, for reference, also reviewed the codes of conduct of other organizations, including AFI, Film Independent, and UCLA.

“Much remains to be done,” Hudson’s letter reads. “The task force will finalize procedures for handling allegations of misconduct, assuring
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Rumorville: ‘Big Little Lies’ + ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Head for Season 2

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “Big Little Lies” Season 2It has been a while since we’ve heard an update from HBO and the show’s producers about an impending season two, but it seems like the team is gearing up for it to actually happen. Producer and star Reese Witherspoon removed herself from the feature film “Pale Blue Dot” allegedly to clear her schedule for the second season of the HBO limited series. Although HBO has not confirmed any news, TV Line reported that the team is working on attaching new talent for a second season, in addition to getting the team back together and eyeing a production date of spring 2018. If that
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Oscars: ‘Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Stand Out From Reigning Champ A24’s Slate

Oscars: ‘Florida Project,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Stand Out From Reigning Champ A24’s Slate
Reigning best picture champ A24 is hitting the festival circuit hard this month. Having already world-premiered new films in Venice (Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete,” Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s “Woodshock”) and Telluride (Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”), the New York-based distributor heads to Toronto now with five — count ’em — five movies to showcase in four days.

The Florida Project,” from “Tangerine” director Sean Baker, lands once again Sunday after first unspooling at the Cannes Film Festival four months ago. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” will also resurface following a Cannes bow, while James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” — about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-favorite “The Room” — will play in the Midnight Madness sidebar after first screening as a work in progress at the South by Southwest festival in March. “Lean on Pete” (expected to be a 2018 release) and “Lady Bird” will transition to Toronto as special presentations as well. “Woodshock
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Oscars: David Rubin Returning to Produce Governors Awards

David Rubin will return to produce the ninth annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Academy president John Bailey made the announcement on Friday. Honorary awards will be presented to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnès Varda at the Nov. 11 ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.

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“David’s continuing and passionate commitment to the Governors Awards assure us that the evening will be a memorable tribute to this year’s four distinguished filmmakers,” Bailey said.

Rubin has casting credits on more than 100 films and TV programs, including “Trumbo,” “Wild,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Hairspray,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Men in Black,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “The English Patient,” “Get Shorty,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He has received six Emmy nominations, most
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Oscars: David Rubin Returning to Produce Governors Awards

Oscars: David Rubin Returning to Produce Governors Awards
David Rubin is returning to produce the ninth annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy president John Bailey announced today.

Honorary Awards will be presented to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda at the nontelevised ceremony, which will be held Nov. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“David’s continuing and passionate commitment to the Governors Awards assure us that the evening will be a memorable tribute to this year’s four distinguished filmmakers,” Bailey said.

“I’m thrilled to once again be entrusted with...
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Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey: The Variety Interview

Motion Picture Academy President John Bailey: The Variety Interview
Cinematographer John Bailey has been a member of the Motion Picture Academy since 1981. He has served off and on as representative on the Board of Governors since 1996. Now, he is the 36th president of the 90-year-old institution.

A passionate supporter of film preservation and history, Bailey didn’t expect to become a cinematographer after leaving film school at the University of Southern California in the late 1960s. He fancied himself a “film theoretician,” dreaming of bearing witness to an imminent American new wave of cinema innovation. A Westwood viewing of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 film “The Conformist” drove him to pursue a career behind the camera. Some 50 years later, he takes the reins of an embattled organization that finds itself quickly moving forward on diversity initiatives while struggling to bring a long-planned museum to the heart of Tinseltown.

Three days after his election, Bailey spoke to Variety about stepping into the new post.

Variety:
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Tension at the Academy: Inside New President John Bailey’s Surprise Election

Tension at the Academy: Inside New President John Bailey’s Surprise Election
On Aug. 9, John Bailey visited the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was his first full day as president of the institution, and his new office was virtually empty.

“A tabula rasa,” he said.

He met for two hours with Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s chief executive officer. Hudson talked about her priorities — diversity and the Academy’s museum — while Bailey, a veteran cinematographer, expressed his passion for film education programs.

“It was a beautiful discussion,” insisted Bailey. “I am going to have the best relationship with Dawn you can imagine.”

That would mark a sharp reversal from the often tense, adversarial association the two have had for years. Bailey, who is part of a vocal group of below-the-line members who believe the board should take a more hands-on role in running the Academy, has been a longtime outspoken critic of Hudson and her leadership. “This could be a disaster,
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New Academy Chief Defends Diversity Push to Remedy "Open Wound"

New Academy Chief Defends Diversity Push to Remedy
On the morning of Aug. 9, cinematographer and Academy governor John Bailey called his agents at Wme. “Please don’t send me any scripts,” he said. “I don’t even want to read anything.”

The 75-year-old lensman (Ordinary People, The Big Chill) wasn’t retiring; instead, he was preparing for what might be the toughest assignment of his life. The night before, he had been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in something of a surprise, beating the only other contender, casting director David Rubin, to become the leader of the organization behind the Oscars. The two...
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Why John Bailey Is the Academy’s New President

Why John Bailey Is the Academy’s New President
When the Academy Board of Governors convened Tuesday night to pick the 34th AMPAS president, all eyes were on Laura Dern as the frontrunner. Instead, the outcome was a surprise: While three potential candidates had emerged from the 54-member body, including popular actors branch governor Dern, with her career in full-throttle she declined her nomination and supported casting director David Rubin, who was eventually elected Treasurer. Documentarian Rory Kennedy did not get an expected nomination; instead cinematographer John Bailey ran against Rubin.

Finally the board voted for Bailey, who represents the 7000-member Academy’s still-dominant constituents: older white men. At age 74, Bailey replaces publicity executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs (the third woman and first African American to hold the post) who leaves the board after a tumultuous four-year term.

During that time, she and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson spearheaded a concerted drive to add more diversity to the Academy, urging the
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Why John Bailey Is the Academy’s New President

Why John Bailey Is the Academy’s New President
When the Academy Board of Governors convened Tuesday night to pick the 34th AMPAS president, all eyes were on Laura Dern as the frontrunner. Instead, the outcome was a surprise: While three potential candidates had emerged from the 54-member body, including popular actors branch governor Dern, with her career in full-throttle she declined her nomination and supported casting director David Rubin, who was eventually elected Treasurer. Documentarian Rory Kennedy did not get an expected nomination; instead cinematographer John Bailey ran against Rubin.

Finally the board voted for Bailey, who represents the 7000-member Academy’s still-dominant constituents: older white men. At age 74, Bailey replaces publicity executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs (the third woman and first African American to hold the post) who leaves the board after a tumultuous four-year term.

During that time, she and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson spearheaded a concerted drive to add more diversity to the Academy, urging the
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Cinematographer John Bailey elected Academy president

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Cinematographer John Bailey elected Academy president
He replaces Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Cinematographer John Bailey has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bailey was chosen by the Academy’s board of governors on Tuesday night (8 August) and succeeds outgoing president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Bailey’s cinematography credits include Ordinary People, American Gigolo and Groundhog Day. In 2014 he received the American Society of Cinematographers lifetime achievement award.

He is currently an Academy board member representing the cinematographers’ branch, where he is serving his fourteenth year on the board. As president he will work alongside Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.

The board also elected new officers, they are:

Lois Burwell, first vice president (chair, awards and events committee)Kathleen Kennedy, vice president (chair, museum committee)Michael Tronick, vice president (chair, preservation and history committee)Nancy Utley, vice president (chair, education and outreach committee)Jim Gianopulos, treasurer (chair, finance committee)David Rubin, secretary (chair, membership and administration committee)

Gianopulos, Kennedy, Rubin
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John Bailey Elected President of the Motion Picture Academy

John Bailey Elected President of the Motion Picture Academy
John Bailey has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Tuesday. The 74-year-old cinematographer was chosen by a vote of the Academy’s Board of Governors, which met on Tuesday evening at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Other officers elected at the board meeting were Lois Burwell, first vice president; Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Tronick and Nancy Utley, vice presidents; Jim Gianopulos, treasurer; and David Rubin, secretary. Kennedy, Utley, Gianopulos and Rubin occupied the same positions last year. Also Read: Tucker Carlson Attacks Filmmaker Over Climate Change: 'What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?
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John Bailey Elected President of the Motion Picture Academy

John Bailey Elected President of the Motion Picture Academy
In a surprise victory, cinematographer John Bailey has been elected the 36th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that annually presents the Oscars for excellence in filmmaking. The decision was made Tuesday night at a monthly meeting of the AMPAS board of governors.

The new Academy leader will succeed exiting president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who served a maximum four-year term in the role and, along with CEO Dawn Hudson, oversaw many dramatic shifts in the movie monolith’s demographical makeup and procedural status quo.

Bailey, 74, is a dark-horse winner. His credits include “Ordinary People,” “American Gigolo,” “The Big Chill,” “Groundhog Day,” “As Good as It Gets,” “The Anniversary Party,” “The Way Way Back” and “A Walk in the Woods.” In 2014 he received the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award, but he has never received an Oscar nomination.

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Laura Dern: The Actress Who Would Be President — of the Academy

Laura Dern: The Actress Who Would Be President — of the Academy
The Academy Board of Governors convenes Tuesday night to pick their next president. Three major candidates have emerged from the 54-member body, although anything can happen.

Dern would be the first actress since Bette Davis’s notoriously short two-month 1941 tenure. (She quit when she realized the all-male board would give her no power.) While movie stars like Gregory Peck and Douglas Fairbanks have served as president, only two women have served since Davis: Screenwriter Fay Kanin presided effectively from 1979 to 1983, and publicity executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs (the first African-American to hold the post) is exiting at the end of a tumultuous four-year term. During that time, she and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson spearheaded a concerted drive to add more diversity to the Academy, urging the 17 branches to actively recruit a younger and more inclusive membership from all over the world.

Isaacs also presided over the infamous last Oscar show, with
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