It’s Oscar Time

Former film studio executive to offer Academy Award insights at UCR Extension program Feb. 19

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UCR Extension rolls out the red carpet in a pre-Oscar program Feb. 19.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Film fans who look forward to the Academy Awards can get the inside scoop on this year’s Oscar nominees from former 20th Century Fox executive Robert Kline in a free program on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the University of California, Riverside Extension Center, 1200 University Ave.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a popcorn and theater snacks reception. DVDs of classic films, courtesy of Warner Bros., will be given away as prizes during a question-and-answer session. The program is part of the WOW 2013 lecture/debate series on timely topics and events presented by UCR Extension and its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Registration is required and may be made online or by calling (951) 827-7239. Parking is free.

The program will include the history of the Oscar Academy Awards; an overview of the top six categories; film clips showing seminal performance moments and back-story insights; tributes and career-related stories of producer/director Stephen Spielberg and Jessica Chastain, an Oscar-nominated actress known for her roles in “The Help” and “Zero Dark Thirty”; and the challenges of going from page to screen, including a review of two films adapted from a book and a play, “Lincoln” and “Les Miserables.”

Kline is a former member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was executive vice president of 20th Century Fox and a co-founder of Lifetime Television. He produced Oliver Stone’s highly acclaimed film, “Heaven and Earth,” and “That’s Hollywood,” for ABC. He also produced “Ronald Reagan: An American Journey,” “The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings,” and recently produced two films: Betty White’s “Champion of Animals,” and “The Clintons, An American Odyssey.” He is currently working on a film to be released this year, “John F. Kennedy Remembered: 50 Years Later,” for Warner Bros.

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