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African-American Film Critics Association Partners With AMPAS For Career Summit

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The African-American Film Critics Association (Aafca) has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in For the Academy’s Careers in Film Summit in Atlanta. The summit will take place November 3 at SCADshow.

This marks AMPAS’ first educational outreach in the Atlanta area, which has quickly become an epicenter for film production. The event will feature three moderated panel discussions with working Academy members and film professionals intended to introduce high school and college students and their educators to the plethora of careers in the motion picture industry. The discussions focus on film careers above and below the line as well as the importance of representation. The Atlanta edition of the Summit is an extension of similar programs the Academy produces in Los Angeles, London and New York.

Confirmed panelists at the event include producer/director Roger Bobb, Deborah Riley Draper and Deborah Moore; casting agent, Winsome Sinclair; art director,
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Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations Go To ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations Go To ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” earned high marks from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, garnering three nominations for their annual awards honoring achievements in film, television, commercials, and theater. It’s not on the Oscar shortlist of seven , however.

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Eligible for Hair and Makeup Oscars are Guild nominees “Deadpool,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad.” Not Oscar shortlisted, however, are Guild nominees “La La Land,” “Loving,” and “Nocturnal Animals,” which garnered two nominations apiece. Also ineligible for the Oscar are nominees “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Silence,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” and “Doctor Strange.”

On the television side, “Saturday Night Live” led with four nominations, followed by “Westworld,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Penny Dreadful” with three each. “Transparent,” “Stranger Things,” and “Empire” each received two.

The Guild will
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