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New Academy CEO wants Oscar producers, hosts and people of all categories with live TV experience to return to show

in September of 20 Before All Member Meeting Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , newly appointed The Academy CEO Bill Kramer took questions from The Hollywood Reporter, marking a The era of more transparency – both members and non-members – comes from the organization behind the Oscars.

Kramer will be out of town next week for major fall festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and London to cater to the growing international community (“40% Our members are now non-US”) and support the festival’s return and theatrical viewing movie experience. But make plans for the next Oscars ceremony, which is scheduled to take place in March , 2009, won’t wait until he’s back in town. In fact, it’s already well underway, starting earlier than ever, Cramer said: “From the moment I started the show, we’ve been working with ABC [Oscar’s longtime broadcast partner] to look, There will be some announcements coming soon, but we’ve had incredibly productive and engaging conversations with them.”

In a few years of Oscar TV viewing After the poor rate, Cramer worked to correct the ship. Quote Bill Condon– and Laurence Mark-produced/Hugh Jack Mann – Host40 Academy Awards As a “very successful” outing, he emphasized, “Oscar is live TV . Producer collaboration with expertise is very important to us” – with film director Steven Soderbergh or film producer will packing worker. He made it clear that unlike three of the past four ceremonies, the 2024 ceremony will have an emcee. “We certainly want a host,” he made clear, “a host is very important to us, we’re committed to having a host on this year’s show, and we’re already looking for some key partners. .”

Not the first time , Cramer also expressed his sympathy for all Man’s Desire Oscars category to be televised ahead of eight of them Returning to live broadcast a year later, and then editing it to shorten the run time of the show, which angered many Academy members, did not stop the show from running in the end 40 minute. “We want to see all disciplines being fairly recognized in the show,” Cramer said. “That’s our goal. There are many ways to do it, and we’re working on it right now with ABC.”

As for wei Earl Smith slapped to hear “the world has sullied the recent Oscars, and Kramer suggested it won’t be the subject of discussion or jokes at the next Oscars: “We want to move on, And host an Oscars ceremony celebrating the film. This is our focus now. “He elaborated, “This is our 40 anniversary. We want to go back to a show that pays homage to the movie and 2009 year’s Oscars. This is a time to truly reflect on our members, all areas of craftsmanship, our ever-changing industry and our fans. There are many ways to do this that are fun, authentic, and relevant to our mission to honor excellence in filmmaking.

Meanwhile, Cramer, who was instrumental in fundraising and in garnering support for the Oscars film museum he eventually ran, revealed the museum’s Earning more than $40 last year’s million, prompting him to create a new one at the academy and the Office of Business Development. “Academy awards and all the contracts surrounding Oscar performances have brought in the past as a percentage of annual revenue,” he explained. “But because we opened the museum and created a very strong development department whose mandate is through corporate sponsorships, foundation support, individual donations, board support, ticket sales, Diversified revenue streams from retail stores and restaurants, all around the Oscars are now bringing in our revenue 81%.

Kramer also said he believes the Academy can help ABC boost Oscar ratings and make televised more financially profitable.

In terms of ratings, Cramer thinks the Academy should do more to promote Oscar contenders “in a fair way on all of our social channels” because “it’s an Oscar winner” The ceremony created a great opportunity. We want to create a lot of energy around the members that we’re making our premiere films, many of whom will be nominees, and then really create some energy, emotion and knowledge for our nominees after the nominations. I think that’s crucial to getting people to listen and stay interested. You have to personalize this.

As for helping the show be more profitable, he said, “We’re working with them around advertising sales related to previews and shows to make sure we’re doing our best Can help ABC bring great sponsors to the negotiating table. He cites the watch company Rolex as an example: “I started talking to Rolex as early as 2009 when I was leading a fundraiser. . Museum, the number I gave you is a public account, so I’m not speaking off campus, but they gave us one 23 million gifts to name one of our galleries. After our discussions, we realized that we were very aligned, in terms of our commitment to the film and driving the future of the film, they decided to buy commercials at the Oscars. Now they also support our Governor’s Awards and our Museum Gala. So there are ways to have early conversations with partners. “Bloomberg Philanthropies is another great partner who supports us in many ways,” he added. “

Kramer also volunteered his plans to be the Academy’s “inclusion criteria” at the 2009 published in , causing There has been a backlash from some and will go into effect next Oscar season. Cramer said “we are convinced” those requirements, if not met, will prevent the film from qualifying for the Best Picture Oscar. “We don’t want to legislate for the arts.” That’s not its purpose. We want filmmakers to keep making the movies they want to make. I’m pleased to announce that the Best Picture nominees from the past year will all meet our selection criteria. He continued: “We’re going to talk more about this in the plenary because it’s an important point of discussion for our members and we want to be very clear that we don’t want this to be onerous or punitive.” ; we want this to be collaborative. “

Finally, announced this week the Spirit Awards have adopted the gender-neutral performance category , Cramer was asked if the college was considering a similar move. “We’re doing our due diligence on this,” he said, “but there are no plans to launch it yet. ”



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