Latest Sid Ganis Stories

2011-07-19 15:45:00

Film to Shoot in Central New York This Fall Project Attracts A-list Production Team ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The history of how American Indians are portrayed in the mainstream culture is about to change. The Oneida Indian Nation has greenlit its first theatrical feature film; it was announced today by Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises. FIRST ALLIES tells the true story of the Oneidas, one of...

2009-03-25 15:56:59

A date has been set for the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said Wednesday. Prizes for 2009's best in film are to be presented March 7, 2010, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis announced. The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network, Ganis said. Nomination ballots will be mailed out Dec. 28, 2009, and are to be...

2009-02-18 21:38:14

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. Red carpet guest arrivals are expected to begin at about 3 p.m. PST Sunday and conclude at the start of the Oscar telecast at 5 p.m. PST. Robert is the king of Oscar's red carpet, Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said Tuesday. He adds even more excitement and glamor as he welcomes our guests. He's superb!...

2008-12-11 10:43:52

Actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis is to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the upcoming Oscars presentation in Los Angeles. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis. The award, an Oscar statuette, is to be presented to Lewis during the 81st Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 22. The Hersholt honor is bestowed upon an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian...

2008-10-18 15:00:13

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. AMPAS President Sid Ganis released the names of the foreign movie entries vying for a foreign-language Oscar award at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in February, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. Among the dozens of countries offering cinematic creations up for consideration are Afghanistan, China, Germany, India, Iran, Palestine, Ukraine,...

2008-09-24 21:00:21

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. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis made the announcement Wednesday. This marks Mark and Condon's first involvement in the production of an Oscar show. "Larry and Bill are fresh thinkers who will bring a unique perspective to the Oscar show," Ganis said in a statement. "That fact, joined with their enormous...

2006-06-30 16:52:43

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar organizers on Friday unveiled two changes for the 2006 foreign-language category, broadening the group that selects nominees as well as the films that might be considered for the world's top movie awards. Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which gives out the Oscars, said in a statement the changes were "constructive but not earthshaking." For moviemakers outside the United States, an Academy Award can give their...

2006-03-21 19:35:26

By Michael Rechtshaffen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - During the half-dozen years it has taken Doug Atchison's "Akeelah and the Bee" to go from script to screen, that old schoolhouse standby known as the spelling bee suddenly became hot property, informing everything from the documentary "Spellbound" to the novel/film "Bee Season" to the hit Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Arriving in that aftermath, Atchison's heartfelt drama about an 11-year-old...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.