AMPAS calling all tech achievements

Signaling the official start of the 70th annual Oscar competition, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences issued a call Friday for information relating to scientific and technical achievements that may warrant Academy Award consideration.

Entry forms were mailed to more than 700 companies and individuals in the film-related scientific community, as well as to past sci-tech award winners.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 15.

For applications or information, call awards administrator Richard Miller at (310) 247-3000.

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