When the Academy announced its plans for an unprecedented gathering of the entire AMPAS membership next month, Academy CEO stated Dawn Hudson that the chief purpose of the meeting was to discuss what the organization does "the other 364 days of the year." And right now, the biggest item on that list is the Academy Museum.
That, of course, is a project generating excitement among more than just industry insiders. It's hard to believe that Los Angeles doesn't have its own film-themed museum, and the Academy plans to fill the gap in grand style. A spiffy new website was launched yesterday that lays out plans for the 290,000-square-foot temple to Hollywood history in more detail, and it's looking increasingly impressive.