Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Lars Ulrich and Suki Waterhouse dine at Chiltern Firehouse 7.5.2014
Michael Fassbender Invited to Join Motion Picture Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”
Each year Academy members may sponsor one candidate for membership within their branch. New member application reviews take place in the spring. Applications for the coming year must be received by March 19, 2015.
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.
See the complete list here.
Alicia Vikander joins Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans’
The Light Between Oceans, as you may already know, boasts Derek Cianfrance adapting M.L. Steadman’s novel, with Michael Fassbender starring. Vikander would co-star in the story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote, windswept island of the coast of Australia. When they find a baby in a rowboat after a particularly nasty storm, they start to raise it as their own, but it proves to be a test for both of them, not to mention their morality.