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Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Works with Orchestra

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Since 1993, David Nicksay has served as executive producer for Heliopolis Entertainment in Woodland Hills, California. Concurrent to his work on more than two dozen feature films and television programs, David Nicksay belongs to several professional organizations, including the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the Academy).

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Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Works with Orchestra

  1. 1. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Works with Orchestra David Nicksay
  2. 2. Introduction • Since 1993, David Nicksay has served as executive producer for Heliopolis Entertainment in Woodland Hills, California. Concurrent to his work on more than two dozen feature films and television programs, David Nicksay belongs to several professional organizations, including the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the Academy). As the world’s premiere movie-related global organization, the Academy consists of more than 7,000 individuals who work in cinema. To inspire film and music aficionados, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Academy announced in November 2016 that they will embark upon a three-year partnership.
  3. 3. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences • The two organizations collaborated on the presentations of three classic films, which included orchestra live-to-picture at Walt Disney Concert Hall. On November 17, 2016, Scott Dunn led the Philharmonic in Leonard Rosenman’s score for Rebel Without a Cause. This marked the first time the film featured a live orchestra. On November 18 and 20, David Newman led the orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s score for On the Waterfront and Max Steiner’s score for Casablanca. Academy members Andy Garcia, Eva Marie Saint, and Aaron Eckhart introduced the film series.

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