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On Friday, February 14, actress Ellen Page speaks about the brave decision to live openly and authentically. Read the transcript of her remarks here: http://www.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/Ellen-Page-Remarks.pdf http://www.HRC.org
Time for On the Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.
We start with a moment that has been buzzing all weekend. Ellen Page came out during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign Conference on Friday night. Not a huge surprise to a lot of people, but it was a big moment.
Some other unseen corners of Hollywood celebrated over the weekend. The Scientific and Technical Oscars were held on Saturday. This year's ceremony was kind of a throwback . The Academy celebrated "film," the actual physical medium that made this industry, which is now disappearing in favor of digital. How did they honor this legacy?
The hairstylist and makeup guilds also held an awards ceremony over the weekend, but it was kind of a bittersweet occasion. Why was this an important event for this industry?
Speaking of runaway production, the film "Gravity" just won the BAFTA, the big award for British film. How is this a British film?