The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the deadline to file an Official Screen Credits form with the Academy is Dec. 1, 1993. This form is required in order to include a film on the “Reminder List of Eligible Releases,” the list of films eligible for the 66th Annual Academy Awards. Any votes received for films not included on the list will not be counted. Films must also open for at least a one-week paid run in Los Angeles County prior to midnight, Dec. 31, 1993.
* * *Buena Vista Pictures Distribution has won the October Excellence in Film Marketing Award for “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The sponsoring Film Information Council cited both the campaign’s efforts to attract a wide demographic of movie-goers and Buena Vista’s nurturing of an unusual, original film with no stars.
* * *DIC Entertainment will move within two weeks to 303 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, and consolidate all operations in one location. The new corporate offices will include recording and post-production facilities.
* * *Ten people have been elected to two-year terms on the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors steering committee, effective Dec. 1. They are Ted Bergmann, Alan D. Courtney, Charles Fries, John Mantley, Dorothea Petrie, Harry Sherman, Leonard Stern, and newcomers William Blinn, Bonny Dore and John Rich. Dick Berg was voted member of the year at the group’s Nov. 14 awards banquet, while Roger Gimbel and Gerald Isenberg received distinguished service awards. As announced, Warner Bros.’ Leslie Moonves is the org’s executive of the year.
* * *Robert Blake, fresh off an Emmy nomination for “The John List Story,” will play Mafia boss John Gotti in “The Dapper Don,” a two-hour movie being developed by the Kushner-Locke Co. for CBS. James Henerson is scripting, and a sequel script also is in the works.
* * *The Entertainment Industries Council has developed “Let’s Clear the Air,” a manager’s guide to a smoke-free workplace. A recent council survey of 54 entertainment industry employers found that 59% have a formal smoking regulation policy, 30% ban smoking completely and another 35% ban smoking in work areas. Less than 25% provide assistance or incentives to employees who wish to stop smoking. Only 13% were aware of city and county smoking ordinances that affect their workplace.