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How to Receive Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Press Releases

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) throws events and ceremonies all year long, not just The Oscars. For instance, they annually host the Student Academy Awards. A.M.P.A.S. is “a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. The Academy’s corporate management and general policies are overseen by a Board of Governors, which includes representatives from each of the craft branches. The Academy is composed of over 6,000 motion picture professionals. While the great majority of its members are based in the United States, membership is open to qualified filmmakers around the world.”

To receive press releases of all Academy events, have access to photos for Academy events, and verbatim transcripts of acceptance speeches, you need to fill out a Academy Press List Application and register for the Academy Press Distribution List.

After you are signed up, you will receive an Welcome to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Press List email.

Your registration with the Academy Press List has been activated.  You will begin receiving information from the Academy Communications department based on the type(s) of information you selected when registering.

Once signed up, you have the ability to sign up for additional Academy Awards services, like media credential

To apply for media credentials for the upcoming Academy Awards, including the Nominations Announcement and the Nominees Luncheon, you must log into the Academy Press List, select the”Apply for Media Credentials”link and complete the application.  Simply being registered on the Academy Press List does NOT constitute completion of a media credential application.  Additionally, media credential applications are not carried over year-to-year, you must re-apply each year that you wish to be considered.

Academy Awards Winners’ Speech Transcripts, etc.

The Transcripts e-mail list will receive transcripts of onstage acceptance speeches and backstage interviews of Oscar recipients. Transcripts will be e-mailed as they become available.  Onstage speeches and backstage interviews will be transcribed and checked for accuracy as quickly and as reliably as possible.

The following is a list of additional press and media resources that may be helpful in your coverage of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Presentations.

Official Academy Awards Website:

Academy’s online press area:

Academy’s press photo area:

Academy’s publicity department E-mail:

[email protected]

Academy’s media credentials E-mail:

[email protected]

About the author

Rollo Tomasi

A cinephile who started ProMovieBlogger to educate others on what he had learned through trial and error. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook (http://film-book.com), he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions.

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