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For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry.
“Parasite” has won the best picture Oscar, becoming the first foreign-language film to take home the biggest honor in film.
“Fool’s Gold,” the one and only movie made by Spokane’s bankrupt Washington Motion Picture Corp., was finally making some money in East Coast markets, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Wellington Playter had just purchased the bankrupt Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha, but now he said he needed to raise another $50,000 if his new Playter Photo Players were to remain a Spokane entity.
The Washington Moving Picture Corp. – the movie studio at Minnehaha – was in receivership, The Spokesman-Review reported, but Spokane was still clinging to the hope that this wouldn’t spell the end of Spokane’s budding movie industry.
The parents of a boy who died from rabies and the parents of a girl who fell 75 feet down an elevator shaft were each awarded $1,500 by juries in separate civil trials.
Seventh-grade boys in manual training classes at Hamilton and Whitman schools installed a 100-foot long sidewalk at Hamilton school.
The newest development in an ongoing problems with Spokane streetcar system was the approval of a temporary fare increase.
Columnist John Blanchette imagines this year’s Oscar-snubbed films with a sports twist.
Both Regal and AMC refused to screen the eighth best picture nominee, Netflix’s “Roma,” in 2018 and are not including the film in their best picture events.
The Los Gatos, California, streaming video company joins the ranks of film stalwarts Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount in an organization whose duties include advocating legislation, fighting piracy and assigning parental-guidance ratings to feature films, the group said Tuesday.
Not all was well at the Washington Motion Picture Corporation.
Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his African hunting trip sparked public outcry.
A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a "lost dog” ad in the paper, but in the meantime, the dog spread destruction. It reportedly made its way to Manito Park where it killed two Alaskan wolf puppies. Then it bit two boys who attempted to play with it near their homes.
The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned in its efforts to reflect a changing industry and misunderstood by its critics.
The president of the motion picture academy is denying he engaged in sexual misconduct.
Spokane’s dogs had a Christmas request for downtown diners: “Please order chicken or turkey and please do not pick the bones too clean.” That was the whimsical message supposedly signed by 38 dogs at the Spokane Humane Society barns.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Tyrone Power, one of the country’s leading movie actors, was proceeding with plans to establish a movie studio in Spokane. The Washington Motion Picture Co. would soon be incorporated and a site for a studio would be announced within two weeks, said C.J Ward, Power’s manager.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Brian Cullinan, the PwC representative responsible for handing over the errant envelope that led to “La La Land” mistakenly being announced as best picture rather than “Moonlight,” was distracted backstage. He tweeted (and later deleted) a photo of Emma Stone with her new Oscar minutes before giving presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture.