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Every week this summer, our #AcademyGold interns hear from leaders in the industry. Here's sage advice from producer Charles King.

After winning Oscars for Production Design and Costume Design for work on “The Great Gatsby” (2013), Catherine Martin poses at the Governor's Ball with her statuettes. It was the second time the Australian had won twice in the same night. In 2002 she was awarded Oscars in Set Decoration and Costume Design for her work on "Moulin Rouge".

Over 20 years ago, DC Comic's Geoff Johns and Marvel’s Kevin Feige got their start working for “Superman” director Richard Donner. Here, they recall driving down to #ComicCon together. Follow along as we share more career stories from Academy members and #AcademyGold interns this summer.

Robert Yeoman, the cinematographer best known for his work on Wes Anderson's films, provides photo tips on our Medium page. Go to or click the link in our bio. Meanwhile, what are your favorite photo tips?

July 20, 1969, is the day the first man walked on the moon. But in the movies, he went there long before that. Here's a production design sketch from Georges Méliès' "A Trip to the Moon" (1902).

A semi-truck flips over on the set of “The Dark Knight” (2008). This shot is the work of Stephen Vaughan, whose job it is to capture the entire process of making a film. Learn more about on-set photographers at the link in our bio.

The age at which Irving Thalberg became head of production for Louis B. Mayer, whose company helped form MGM a year later. Thalberg was also a founding member of the Academy. Since 1938, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award has been given periodically to “creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production.”

Academy member George A. Romero pioneered the modern zombie genre and inspired generations of horror filmmakers and film fans. Here, Romero films Judith O’Dea during production of his 1968 picture "Night of the Living Dead."

Every week this summer, our #AcademyGold interns get to hear from leaders in the industry. Here is some advice for future filmmakers from writer/director/actress Amber Tamblyn.

Who's up for tagging the friends they'll enjoy #nationalicecreamday with today - and then a movie?

Oscar-winning Rita Moreno - Best Supporting Actress, "West Side Story" (1961) - on acting and auditioning.

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