Jeffrey Kurland News

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects 2014–15 Board of Governors
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board. (more...)

Academy Announces Election of 5 First-Time Governors to Board
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Five first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and four previous governors are returning to the Board. (more...)

Cheryl Cecchetto and Chef Wolfgang Puck to Return to Create the Academy's 2014 Governors Ball, 3/2
by Movies News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year's Governors Ball, the Academy's official post-Oscar celebration, which will immediately follow the 86th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 2. The Ball's 1,500 invited guests include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants. (more...)

John Legend to Perform at OSCAR's Governors Ball
by TV News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

John Legend, nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, will take the stage on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Academy's official post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball. (more...)

Tim McGraw to Begin Shooting Disney's TOMORROWLAND with George Clooney
by Movies News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

According to reports from USA Today, country music superstar tim McGraw will begin filming his ninth film this week, when shooting begins on Disney's TOMORROWLAND. (more...)

Production Underway on Disney's TOMORROWLAND, Starring George Clooney
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Principal photography has begun on Disney's mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (more...)

Academy Names 2013–2014 Board of Governors
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Ten first-time governors have been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In addition, eight incumbents have been reelected and one previous governor is returning to the board. (more...)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Adds Costume Designers Branch
by Movies News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the creation of the Costume Designers Branch. Costume designers had previously been a part of the Designers Branch, which also includes production designers, art directors and set decorators. Academy Governor Jeffrey Kurland will transfer to the newly created branch and eventually be joined by two additional governors. (more...)

BEHIND THE BALLOT Video Series Now Live on Oscar.com
by Movies News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

For Oscar fans who just can't seem to win their Oscar ballot pool because of that one craft category, Oscar.com today launched BEHIND THE BALLOT, a six-part video series exploring how Academy members view and ultimately determine who'll win Oscars for Production Design, Cinematography, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Costume Design. (more...)

thenewno2 Scores Debut Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Critically acclaimed thenewno2 have announced the release of their debut original score and soundtrack for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (WaterTower Music) will be available February 12 both digitally and through all major retailers. (more...)

Jeffrey Kurland, Cheryl Cecchetto, Included in 2013 Governors Ball Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year's Governors Ball, the Academy's official post-Oscar celebration, which will immediately follow the 85th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - 2013's BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Starring Emma Thompson
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

The official teaser trailer for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, based on The Caster Chronicles Trilogy of books has been released. The film stars Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Academy Elects Four First-Time Governors, Returns Seven Incumbents
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

Cinematographer Richard P. Crudo, producer Gale Anne Hurd, composer David Newman and film editor Michael Tronick make up this year's first-time electees to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors. (more...)

Costume Designers Guild Event Takes Place 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

The Costume Designers Guild Event will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills (more...)

Academy Awards Governors Ball to Be Produced by Cheryl Cecchetto; Kurland Serves as Chair, 2/27
by Movies News Desk - Feb 09, 2011

Special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto, for the 22nd consecutive year, has been chosen to produce the Governors Ball, the celebration that will follow the 83rd Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 27, 2011. (more...)

Costume Designers Guild Names Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011

The Costume Designers Guild Event will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills (more...)

Edward Zwick Wins Academy Board of Governors Election Run-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Edward Zwick has prevailed in the run-off for the open Directors Branch seat on the 2009-2010 Board of Governors; this will be his first term on the Board. Zwick will join Martha Coolidge and Curtis Hanson as the third governor representing the branch. (more...)

Academy Elections Produce 14 Governors, Will Hold Runoff To Settle Tie In Directors Branch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2009

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the annual branch elections of governors of the organization have returned nine incumbents to the board as well as four new governors and one who returns to the Academy's governing body after a year off. (more...)

Costume Design In The Digital Age Held 4/24 At Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2009

The opportunities and challenges facing motion picture costume designers working in the current era of digital technology will be explored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program, 'Costume Design in the Digital Age,' on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The evening will be hosted by Oscar-nominated costume designer Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Academy Governor Bill Taylor. (more...)

Costume Design In The Digital Age Held 4/24 At Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2009

The opportunities and challenges facing motion picture costume designers working in the current era of digital technology will be explored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program, 'Costume Design in the Digital Age,' on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The evening will be hosted by Oscar-nominated costume designer Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Academy Governor Bill Taylor. (more...)