Industry bigwigs applauded the MPAA and AMPAS’ Oct. 23 compromise to send VHS screeners solely to Academy members. But news of the exclusive policy, intended to combat piracy, disappointed the National Society of Film Critics, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, all of which include non-Academy members who rely on the screeners for their organizations’ award nominations. The NSFC is considering canceling its awards ceremony, although they will meet with MPAA president Jack Valenti next week. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA, said the policy ”creates an impression that issues other than piracy are involved.” And SAG president Melissa Gilbert cosigned a scathing letter to the MPAA in which she warns that the arrangement ”will not enhance our future ability to win actors’ hearts and minds for MPAA causes.” That’s telling ‘em, Half-Pint.
Posted November 7 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- Penelope Cruz and Jimmy Fallon re-team for Dubsmash
- Margot Robbie spoofs 'The Big Short' for Red Nose Day
- 'Orange Is the New Black' cast teases season 4 developments
- Neil Young slams Donald Trump for 'misogyny and racism'
- Rebel Wilson dusts David Schwimmer & James Corden in latest rap battle
- 'The Walking Dead' Red Nose Day Special spoof is hilarious
- Key & Peele give away their life savings to help kids for Red Nose Day
- Getting 'Close' With Nick Jonas: See EW's Exclusive Cover Shoot
- Carpool Karaoke: James Corden's Most-Watched Videos
- The Most Famous Swimsuit Scenes From TV and Movies
- See All of Entertainment Weekly's X-Men Covers
- 'Thelma and Louise': Where Are They Now?
- 13 Summer Camps From TV and Movies We Want to Attend