Notes from around the enterainment awards circuit you may have missed – or may be eager to relive in all their glory ...
-- The film academy has teamed up with the Mary Pickford Foundation on a multiyear project to promote the legacy of Pickford and the silent film era. That endeavor will include screenings, preservation of film and memoribilia, and digitization of components of the Academy's Mary Pickford collection. An initial event will take place Sept. 11. Details can be found at the AMPAS website.
-- Monday brings an invitation-only cocktail reception for the TV Academy's performers peer group at the Sheraton Universal. Newly ensconced governor Lily Tomlin will co-host with fellow governor Bob Bergen and the group's exec committee. Among those scheduled to attend are Mayim Bialik, Ty Burrell, Bryan Cranston, Zooey Deschanel, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler and Eric Stonestreet.
-- The Producers Guild has created a new awards event, Digital V.I.P, to honor nine people who make "significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling." Three honorees apiece will be named in the categories of visionaries, innovators and producers. Nominations are being taken via submission through Sept. 4.
-- The Independent Spirit Awards have confirmed their typical day-before-Oscars scheduling of their main event, with 2013's edition coming on Feb. 23. The time and location have not been finalized.
-- The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has a couple of videos up from last week's annual luncheon presenting grants and installing elected officers – one covering arrivals, the other from the event itself. The latter edits out some of the better laugh lines from the event.
-- "The House I Live In," the Eugene Jarecki doc that won the Jury Prize at Sundance this year, will be released in theaters Oct. 5, reports Dave McNary of Variety. The project, focused on America's war on drugs, was reviewed by Peter Debruge of Variety here.
-- Sasha Stone offers a state-of-the-race analysis at Awards Daily that begins with a heavy discussion of theme.
-- Projects ranging from "21 Jump Street" to "Handy Manny" were nominated for Environmental Media Awards, which will be presented Sept. 29.
-- If you liked Martin McDonaugh's "In Bruges" – and how could you not – you'll probably be interested in the trailer for his next pic, "Seven Psychopaths," which brings back Colin Farrell and teams him with a cast including Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Gabby Sidibe, Zeljko Ivanek, Olga Kurylenko, Abbie Cornish and Tom Waits.