Multicultural Motion Picture Association Oscar Luncheon is not one of the 85th Academy Awards charities Oscar Experience
The Oscar® Experience To Be Shared In 45 Cities Across The U.S.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – On Oscar Sunday, February 24, charities in 45 cities will bring the Oscar experience to life at viewing parties in each city. The Oscar Experience: Benefits is the Academy’s grassroots outreach program that allows charities across the country to host official Oscar parties while raising money for their causes.
In 2012, the Oscar Experience: Benefits raised more than $3.1 million in 49 cities. Since its inception in 1994, as Oscar Night® America, the program has brought in more than $36.6 million, with all of the funds staying in the communities where they were raised.
All of the parties will feature a live broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards®; many will integrate Hollywood-style glamour elements, including red carpets, local celebrities, “paparazzi” and predict-the-winners contests.
“The Oscar Experience: Benefits is a natural extension of the philanthropic work the Academy does year-round,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “We are thrilled to share a part of the Oscar experience with movie fans nationwide while supporting charities across the country.”
The 2013 Oscar Experience: Benefits charities and cities are (alphabetical by city):
The New Mexico BioPark Society, Albuquerque, NM
The Center for Family Resources, Atlanta, GA
The Ellie Fund, Boston, MA
Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, VA
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
People Working Cooperatively, Cincinnati, OH
KidFilm Festival, Dallas, TX
Denver Film Society, Denver, CO
Southgate Community Players, Detroit, MI
AIDS Connecticut (ACT), Hartford, CT
Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, HI
American Cancer Society, High Plains Division, Houston, TX
United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Variety of Eastern Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Variety Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc., Little Rock, AK
MEND Meet Each Need with Dignity, Los Angeles, CA
WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc., Louisville, KY
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Memphis, TN
COA Youth & Family Centers, Milwaukee, WI
Aegis Foundation, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter, New Orleans, LA
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK
Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter, Omaha, NE
Variety – The Children’s Charity of Florida, Inc., Orlando, FL
Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach, FL
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA
Pacific Region of the Arthritis Foundation, Phoenix, AZ
Community Theatre of Greensboro, Piedmont Triad area, NC
Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, RI
Central Virginia Film Institute, Richmond, VA
Utah AIDS Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT
Special Olympics Texas, San Antonio, TX
Community Campership Council, Inc., San Diego, CA
California Film Institute Education Program, San Francisco, CA
Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest, Seattle, WA
Robinson Film Center, Shreveport, LA
Isabel’s House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO
Cinema St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, Tucson, AZ
DC Shorts, Washington, DC
Waterfront Film Festival, Western Michigan (Grand Rapids)
To set these parties apart from thousands of other events taking place on Oscar Sunday, each Oscar Experience: Benefits party receives from the Academy copies of the official commemorative poster and the official Oscar show program, among other items.
Only one charity in a given media market may participate in the Oscar Experience: Benefits. Events are entirely produced by local nonprofit organizations with the active participation of the local ABC-TV affiliate station.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
About The Academy:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. For more information visit http://www.oscars.org/
Source: The Academy
Editor’s Note: Read about Five and More Holiday Scams to Avoid and Non Legit Charities on Diversity News Magazine http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2012/12/five-and-more-holiday-scams-to-avoid-and-non-legit-charities/#.UMxEmm99LSg
Also please read Statement from Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar in regards to The Multicultural Motion Picture Association and The Diversity Awards! published on Saturday, December 15, 2012. “This is nothing personal, I (We are) just doing our duties in reporting, informing and education you the consumer to make the right decision when giving!
We do not want you to be taken advantage by organizations that claims to be affiliated with The Academy and they are not up today with their non profit status.” Read more about our editor’s investigation and statement on the Multicultural Motion Picture Association and it’s founder Jarvee Elton Hutcherson at http://stevenescobar.blogspot.com/2012/12/steven-escobar-statement-about.html
Read what http://turbotax.intuit.com says about Tax Year: 2012
You can deduct charitable donations only if you itemize your deductions. Add up the money you donated to organizations like the Red Cross, churches, synagogues, mosques and other nonprofit organizations.
If you donated things like clothing, furniture or other household items, you need to determine their value. One way is to find out what your local thrift shop is charging for similar items, or you could use a software program like ItsDeductible that does this work for you.
Make sure you use good judgment and that you don’t overvalue your donations.
Also, note that the law now demands more substantiation than in the past to back up charitable deductions. Under the old rules, taxpayers needed a receipt to back up any charitable contribution of $250 or more (a cancelled check was not sufficient). That’s still the case for contributions of $250 or more. But now you also need a receipt or a cancelled check to back up deductions for smaller donations as well.
Remember to check with your tax accountant, lawyer or State IRS regarding what amounts are considered tax deductible in your business or personal income taxes.
On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was announced that Tom Sherak was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors.
This will be his third consecutive one-year term in the office. Sherak is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing the Executives Branch. He had previously also served as treasurer for the Academy.
In addition, Producers Branch governor Hawk Koch was elected first vice president; Executives Branch governor Robert Rehme was elected to one vice president post and Writers Branch governor Phil Robinson was re-elected to the other vice president post; Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor John Lasseter was elected treasurer; and Actors Branch governor Annette Bening was re-elected secretary.
Sherak, a marketing, distribution and production executive with more than four decades of experience in the motion picture industry, is currently a consultant for Skydance Productions and Relativity Media.
Previously, Sherak was a partner at Revolution Studios where he oversaw the release of more than 30 films including “Black Hawk Down,” “Anger Management,” “Rent,” and “Across the Universe.”
Prior to joining Revolution, Sherak was chairman of Twentieth Century Fox Domestic Film Group and served as senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Previously, he held various positions at Fox, including senior executive vice president, where he oversaw the distribution and post-production of “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Speed,” and “Independence Day,” among others.
In 1990 Sherak was named executive vice president of Twentieth Century Fox. Prior to that he was president of domestic distribution and marketing for Fox, where he launched such films as “Romancing the Stone,” ” Aliens,” “Wall Street,” “Die Hard” and “Working Girl.” He began his career in the industry at Paramount Pictures in 1970.
Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.
About The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. For more information visit http://www.oscars.org
Photo credit to: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.
Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Communications Department