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Osborne to preside over Oscar red carpet

Osborne to preside over Oscar red carpet

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Oscar nominees and presenters are to be greeted on the red carpet by Hollywood movie historian and TV host Robert Osborne, it has been announced.

67 countries submit Oscar hopefuls

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Sixty-seven countries have submitted movies to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a foreign picture Oscar, the U.S. group says.
Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

Mark and Condon to produce the 2009 Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Laurence Mark has been tapped to produce and Bill Condon to executive produce the 81st annual Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles, it was announced.
'09 Oscar dates announced

'09 Oscar dates announced

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- The 81st Annual Academy Awards are to be presented in Hollywood Feb. 22, 2009, Academy President Sid Ganis announced.

Robert Osborne to greet celebs at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Oscar nominees, presenters and performers are to be greeted on the red carpet in Hollywood Sunday by columnist and TV personality Robert Osborne.

Adams, Chenoweth to sing at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Amy Adams has signed on to sing "Happy Working Song" from her blockbuster film "Enchanted" on the upcoming Academy Awards show.

Stars line up for Oscar telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dozens of cinema's biggest stars plan to attend the upcoming 80th Academy Awards telecast in Hollywood, organizers said Thursday.

Oscar organizer still hoping for WGA pact

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said the striking Writers Guild of America hasn't replied to its request for a waiver for the Oscars.

Academy president: I won't cancel Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the Oscars telecast will go on, even if Hollywood's writers are still on strike.

Lens designer to get technical Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- David Grafton will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, at the Scientific and Technical Awards dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., next month.

Academy changes rule on producers' Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has amended its rule on the number of producers who can win Oscars for a best picture.

Salma Hayek to announce Oscar nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actress Salma Hayek will help announce the nominees for the 79th annual Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., next week.

'Casting bible' switching owners

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Now Casting Inc. will take over the "casting bible" of the entertainment world, the "Academy Players Directory," it was reported in Hollywood.

Motion picture academy changes rules

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has made some minor rule changes for its annual Hollywood awards ceremony.

Motion picture academy names new invitees

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has released its list of 2006 Hollywood invitees, including actors Terrence Howard, Eric Bana and Rachel Weisz.
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Actress Salma Hayek (L) and Academy President Sid Ganis announce the 79th Academy Awards nominees for best picture at the at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California on January 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen).
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Sidney Ganis (born January 8, 1940) is an American motion picture executive and producer who has produced such films as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, The Master of Disguise and Akeelah and the Bee. On August 23, 2005 he was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He serves on the board of directors of Marvel Entertainment as well as boards of film festivals and film organizations around the country.

Ganis was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was exposed to the world of entertainment when he worked as an office boy for Lee Solters. This led him to a film career in marketing and publicity at several studios, eventually joining Lucasfilm, where he served as Senior Vice President for several years. He later became president of Paramount Pictures. After leaving Paramount in 1990, Ganis became president of marketing and distribution at Columbia Pictures. He was eventually made chairman of the studio. In 1996 he stepped down from that position to produce his own films. His company, Out of the Blue Entertainment, remains active at Columbia Pictures.

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