Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Media Literacy, Visiting Artists

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy Awards is known for the Oscar awards among the public and filmmakers, but actually it is a non-profit organization that offers several interesting programs. We will address Academy Awards activities in three articles

The Academy seeks to further the understanding and appreciation of motion pictures and the production process for people of all ages. A diverse array of programs for students, teachers, filmmakers, scholars, institutions, and the public provide unique opportunities for enrichment and engagement with cinema and its artists.

MEDIA LITERACY

Visual Literacy

Throughout the year, the Academy hosts nearly 1000 middle and high school students from the Los Angeles Unified School District who participate in a unique media literacy program.  These events include feature-film screenings, group discussions, film analyses, and filmmaker visits.

Utilizing common core principles, the program is designed to help students become aware of media messages encountered daily, improve analytical skills to evaluate those messages, and encourage provocative and thoughtful interaction with the media.

PAST FILMS USED IN DISCUSSION:

A BETTER LIFE (2011)
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007)
AKEELAH AND THE BEE 2006)
THE BLIND SIDE (2009)
BRING IT ON (2000)
COACH CARTER (2005)
CRASH (2004)
CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL (2001)
FREEDOM WRITERS (2007)
FRUITVALE STATION (2013)
GIRLFIGHT (2000)
HOLLYWOOD CHINESE (2007)
JUNO (2007)
LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)
MEAN GIRLS (2004)
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004)
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)
REMEMBER THE TITANS (2000)
RENT (2005)
ROLE MODELS (2008)
THE SPECTACULAR NOW (2013)
STAND AND DELIVER (1988)
THIRTEEN (2003)
WHIP IT (2009)
Visiting Artists
Russell Willams

The Academy Member Engagement program facilitates practical educational opportunities for learning institutions, festivals, conferences, and other film-related events. Students and faculty are provided direct contact with the Academy’s working filmmakers, creating a meaningful connection between the worlds of academia and practice at the industry’s highest levels.

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, a written proposal must be submitted no less than two (2) months prior to your event with the following information:

The history and scope of the applying institution’s film department
A breakdown of how the artist’s time would be utilized, including any classes, workshops and screenings in which the artist might participate
Anticipated impact such a visit would have on the audience involved, and to what extent that audience is knowledgeable about film and filmmaking
Which branch of the Academy the artist should represent: Actors, Art Directors, Casting Directors, Cinematographers, Directors, Documentary, Executives, Film Editors, Makeup, Music, Producers, Public Relations, Short Films and Feature Animation, Sound, Visual Effects or Writers
The proposed dates for the artist’s visit
SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO: Bettina Fisher
Director of Education Initiatives
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
bfisher@oscars.org

The Academy carefully considers all written proposals and evaluates them on a basis of merit and need. You will be contacted after your poposal has been received and reviewed.

PAST ACADEMY MEMBER PARTICIPANTS:
Trevor Albert
Producer
FAMU Prague

Michael Barnathan
Producer
Students from Belfast, Ireland

Mitchell Block and Robert Shapiro
Producers
CINEMAGIC

J.J. Blumenkranz
Visual Effects
Rochester Institute of Technology

George Chakiris
Actor
Cross Middle School, WI
Longmont High School, CO

Roger Corman
Producer and Director
Indiana University

Giancarlo Esposito
Actor
Florida Film Festival

David Friendly and Scott Kroopf
Producers
Santa Clara University

Michael Giacchino
Composer
Emory University

Eric Goldberg
Animator
BYCTWD

William Goldstein
Composer
Vilnius International Film Festival

Source:  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences site

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