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Scientific/Technical Oscar Deadline August 1

Friday, August 1, 2003, is the deadline to submit scientific and technical achievements to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 76th Academy Awards consideration.

In late May, application forms were sent to more than 850 companies and individuals within the sci-tech community both in the United States and abroad.

Any device, method, formula, discovery or invention of special and outstanding value may be considered, according to awards administration director Rich Miller. "Notable achievements that have been both successful and instrumental in advancing the field of motion pictures are the key factors that the committee will be looking for in the entries received," said Miller.

Technical advances submitted to the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, chaired by visual effects branch governor Richard Edlund, will be evaluated by subcommittees comprised of distinguished engineers, scientists and craftspersons before being recommended to the Academy's Board of Governors for award consideration.

Information and application packets may be obtained by contacting Miller's office via phone at 310-247-3000, ext. 129; by fax at 310-859-9619; via e-mail to or by visiting the Academy Website at