Franklin, TN (Vocus) February 18, 2009
Louis B. Mayer, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Mary Pickford and Cecil B. DeMille were among the 36 influential men and women in the motion picture industry that founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an honorary membership organization in 1927.
The first Academy Awards, or Oscars, were handed out in a private ceremony in 1929; it wasn't until 1953 that the ceremony was televised in the U.S. and Canada. By 1969 the telecast was international.
The Academy now includes more than 6,000 artists and professionals and presents awards to professionals in categories including production, acting, music, sound, make-up and costume design.
To commemorate the annual awards show, Internet retailer Magazines.com is featuring significantly discounted magazine subscriptions to entertainment magazines devoted to the coverage of all aspects of the film industry.
Featured magazines are Entertainment Weekly, Backstage, Boxoffice Magazine, Variety, Film Comment, Filmmaker, Hollywood Scriptwriter, Interview, Moving Pictures and The Hollywood Reporter.
The televised show is a sophisticated extravaganza for the film industry with Hollywood's biggest stars showing off beautiful fashions on the red carpet for the black tie event. Last year more than 40 million Americans watched the ceremony.
Magazines.com is a privately-held company based in Franklin, Tenn. Major investors in Magazines.com are Anderson Media, one of the top U.S. wholesale distributors of magazines, music, books, and videos and Time Inc., publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time magazines.
With more than 1,900 titles available, Magazines.com offers people a fun, easy way to discover new magazines and helps them track subscriptions. Magazines.com is the leading independent agent selling subscriptions, serving customers online at Magazines.com and by telephone at 800-MAGAZINES (800-624-2946.)
Contact: Marie Yarbrough