The iconic CMA Music Festival will once again take over the Downtown Nashville campus for four days this summer, Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, 2012. The event that USA Today calls “the crown jewel of Country Music festivals” started in 1972 as Fan Fair®. More than 40 years later, the legendary festival has become Nashville’s signature music event, which annually attracts thousands of fans from all 50 states and around the globe and has raised millions of dollars for music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. The event will once again be filmed for an ABC Television special airing later in the summer, shining a national spotlight on both the Country Music format and Music City USA.
The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded $455,000 to 25 U.S. film festivals for the 2012 calendar year.
The Cleveland International Film Festival will receive a multiyear grant totaling $150,000 over a three-year period, for its Focus on Filmmakers program. The Chicago International Film Festival is in its second multigrant year, for its World Cinema Spotlight program.
Out of the 124 pictures that had qualified in the Documentary Feature category, 15 films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards® Read the rest of this entry