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Aug 23
Ross Melnick is being honored by the organization that bestows Oscars. An associate professor of film and media studies at UC Santa Barbara, he has been named a 2017 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
The honor, one of two for scholars bestowed by the academy, will support Melnick as he writes a book on the history of Hollywood’s foreign ownership and operation of hundreds of theaters around the world.

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