The Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures is proud to introduce the first Audition Awards! Any actor or actress can submit their audition tape for consideration in the categories of Best Performance by a male or female in a comedy or drama. There is no cost to enter. Entries will be accept through November 1.
There will be an award and a cash prize! Submissions are limited to five performances each, preferably 2-4 minutes long, but none longer than 10 minutes will be eligible. A member of the Academy's Board of Governors will announce the five nominees in each category, male and female, drama and comedy, on December 1, 2013. Winners will be announced on Dec. 31, 2013. Contestants can invite anyone to vote for their favorite performances as often as they like.
The Board of Governors will also have a vote which will constitute 1/4 of the total vote in each category. No nudity or pornography will be accepted.
The Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures is putting together the first Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures (MIMP) Awards show for March 28, 2014 in Las Vegas. The MIMP Awards will be unique in that it will pit Best Picture against Best Picture in head-to-head competition to decide which movie deserved the title of Best Picture of the Decade! The honor will go to the movie voted by our members as Best Picture of each decade starting in the 1920s-2010.
This concept, which is registered with Writer's Guild, East, will be a fresh approach for today's viewing audience because it mixes the thrill of head-to-head competition among the best of the best pictures with a single winner emerging from these award-winning films. The show will cover 10 awards, presented by a pair of presenters who represent that era of the film industry, a nostalgic treat for movie fans!
Three other awards are included in the show. A special award will be presented to one person for his body of work as Best Filmmaker of the Century. For his achievement in bringing music videos to motion picture status, a special award is also being given in memory of Michael Jackson, to his father Mr. Joe Jackson. This is the Motion Picture Music/Video Achievement Award.
A third award will be presented for Best Preview of the Year. This long overdue award for the film editing achievements as seen in Coming Attractions will allow 10 nominees to be named and one winner announced in an unprecedented recognition of movie previews.
The Jackson Family Foundation has partnered with The Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures in its effort to host the first Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures (MIMP) Awards show in Las Vegas on March 28, 2014.
In addition to announcing the Best Picture of each decade from among the most recognized award-winning films of all time, a special award, the Motion Picture Music/Video Achievement Award, will be presented to Joseph Jackson in memory of Michael Jackson's success in bringing music videos to motion picture status, according to W. L. Wright, president of The Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures.
"This is the only musical accomplishment that Michael Jackson has not been recognized for and we would like to be the first to do so," Wright explained. "Music videos were limited to television until Michael Jackson took his productions to a level that emulated motion pictures."
Fans may recall that Jackson even debuted his Thriller video in theaters. Also, his Captain EO was a 3-D musical spectacular that played at Disney-theme parks and brought in millions of dollars.
"We feel he deserves some recognition for accomplishing this remarkable achievement," Wright said.
In a letter to The Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures and Beatrice Davis, president of Sassy B Worldwide productions, Simon Sahouri, president of the Jackson Family Foundation wrote in part,
"The Jackson Family Foundation would be delighted to partner with you in raising awareness about your upcoming Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures (MIMP) awards show in Las Vegas. We also support your effort to honor Michael Jackson's legacy by presenting to his father, Joseph Jackson, with the first Motion Picture Music/Video Achievement Award. I am sure his father and family will appreciate this special award on his behalf."