Saturday, June 15, 2024

New Academy Rules for Oscar Campaigns — We Told You Last Month — Limits The Way Studios Can Entertain Guests


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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