• Academy Invites Colossal List of 928 New Members

    27 days ago - By The Wrap

    For the third consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has broken its own records and will invite a large, diverse and international group of film professionals to join the organization and vote for the Oscars, the Academy announced on Monday.
    The record-shattering list of 928 who will be invited to join includes Emilia Clarke, Ann Dowd, Miles Teller, Evan Rachel Wood, Lena Headey, Harry Shearer and Jada Pinkett Smith. It follows the invitation of a record 683 new members in 2016, and then a new-record 774 members in 2017.
    “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling was...
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  • Oscars Academy Has Doubled Non-White Members Since 2016, on Track to Double Women Too

    27 days ago - By The Wrap

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has already achieved one of the two diversity goals it set two and a half years ago, in the wake of the OscarsSoWhite protests. And after Monday's announcement of its class of 2018, the organization seems likely to meet the second goal as well.
    This year's record-setting list of 928 new member invitations puts the Academy well past its goal of doubling the number of non-white members, which stood at about 515 in 2016. With this year's class, more than 850 people of color have been invited to join in the last three years.
    And in more of a...
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  • The Academy Invites Record 928 New Members; Focuses On Diversity

    The Academy Invites Record 928 New Members; Focuses On Diversity

    27 days ago - By Screen Rant

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences not only invited a record number of 928 new members, but is seeing through on their promise to put much more of their focus on diversity. Having been criticized in the past for having a predominantly white and male majority, the Academy's Board of Governors has made substantial changes this year. Founded in 1927, the Academy is an honorary organization created to help improve and advance the arts and sciences within the film industry. Made up of 17 branches, including Actors, Directors, Public Relations, Producers, and Visual Effects, the...
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  • Motion picture academy invites largest class ever in continued push for diversity

    27 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The film world's most exclusive club - the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - just got a whole lot bigger. On Monday, in its latest and most dramatic step to diversify its historically overwhelmingly white and male membership, the academy announced that it had invited a record-setting...
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  • Movie Academy Invites Record 928 For Membership; Focus On Diversity

    27 days ago - By Deadline

    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is out with its 2018 list of invitations for membership. Here is the list of the record 928 folks from 59 countries. Note that 10 individuals have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches; they must select one branch upon accepting membership.
    New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall.
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    Hiam Abbass - "Blade Runner 2049," "The...
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