The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going to announce its new rules for campaigning for Oscars. I told you this was happening last month. I just received the wording as it’s going to go out. The idea is to level the playing field for filmmakers who can’t afford to entertain press and Academy guests. To get around the rule, maybe the publicists can set up old fashioned screens or throw sheets up on the walls of four star restaurants!
Here’s the wording.
Receptions for any screening event prior to nomination, must take place in the same venue as the screening. It is no longer adjacent (0.25 mi) from where the screening takes place and this rule applies to any event intended to promote a film for awards consideration (i.e. – premieres, film festivals).
The main thing is, the new movies. We can’t wait to see the movies!