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Academy Award for King's Professor31 Oct 2002, PR 48/02
Professor David Rodowick of King's College London has been selected as one of two 2002 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
David Rodowick, Professor and Chair in Film Studies at King's College, and Dana Polan, Professor at the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, are the third pair of film scholars to be selected by the Grants Committee of the Academy Foundation for the honour. Each will receive 5,000 from the Academy.
The two new Academy Film Scholars were selected on the basis of their proposals for new scholarly works presented to the committee. Prof Rodowick will undertake a review of the replacement by digital technologies of almost every aspect of filmmaking and filmviewing over the past two decades, and the expected disappearance of celluloid film stock over the next decade, to be entitled "The Virtual Life of Film."
The first half of each 5,000 grant will be presented at a luncheon on 16 December at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The two Academy Film Scholars will present their projects in lecture form at a public Academy event following the completion of their work.
The Academy Film Scholars program was created in 1999 to "stimulate and support the creation of new, innovative and significant works of film scholarship about aesthetic, cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures."
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