Tom Sherak has been elected prexy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a one-year post.
The much-publicized Woodstock 40th-anniversary event never materialized, but that's almost immaterial.
Bandleader Paul Whiteman was among those who led a fight for performers' compensation in the 1930s, but his suit was eventually rebuffed by legendary Court of Appeals Judge Learned Hand.
It was a big week for Oscar, with two announcements on Friday of changes that might seem like minor tweaks at first glance but in fact have bigger implications.
The June 24 announcement that the 82nd Academy Awards will feature 10 best-pic nominees will have profound effects on Hollywood.