Oscars announce new inclusion requirements for Best Picture eligibility

Posted Wednesday 16 Sep 2020


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced new representation and inclusion standards for films to meet in order to be eligible in the best picture category. Variety.com reports that for the 94th and 95th Oscars ceremonies, scheduled for 2022 and 2023, a film will submit a confidential Academy Inclusion Standards form to be considered for best picture. Beginning in 2024, for the 96th Oscars, a film submitting for best picture will need to meet the inclusion thresholds by meeting two of the four standards.

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Hear Wellington Write Room scriptwriters talk about their craft

Posted Wednesday 16 Sep 2020

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Scriptwriters, join Stella Reid (BURBS, Second Unit), Abi King Jones (The Fifth Eye, Operation 8, Hot Air) and mentor and film producer Vicky Pope (Savage, Gardening with Soul, Two Little Boys) in a discussion about scriptwriting in relation to The Write Room Wellington scriptwriting residency. Stella is the 2020 Write Room resident and Abi was Resident last year.

When: 6pm-7:30pm, 23 September

Where: The Hub, Toi Poneke Arts Centre � 61 - 69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

The Write Room Wellington Screenwriter's Residency is a partnership initiative set up in 2018 by Toi P?neke Arts Centre, Rob Sarkies (Scarfies, Out of the Blue, Consent) and Vicky Pope. It recognises the challenges for New Zealand screenwriters to create space in their lives to write and find a place to do their work.


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