Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Invites 120 to Membership

Jul 5th 2006
Academy Invites 120
to Membership

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 120 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves in the field of theatrical motion pictures. The group will be the only new voting members invited to join the organization in 2006.

“Two years ago the Academy decided to slow membership growth, and to become even more selective in choosing members,” said Academy President Sid Ganis. “Instead of inviting every proposed person who has achieved the minimum qualifications for his or her branch, the membership committees are selecting the most exceptionally qualified names from those lists.”

Procedures instituted two years ago allow the organization to fill vacancies resulting from death and transitions to retired (non-voting) status and grow by a maximum of 30 new members annually.

Candidates for Academy membership are considered by committees made up of prominent representatives of each of the organization's 14 branches — art directors, executives, film editors, etc. Candidates can either be proposed by the committees or by two current members of their branch. In addition, individuals nominated for Academy Awards®, if not already members of the organization, are considered by the appropriate committees, though not necessarily invited to membership. This year, 39 of the invitees were 2005 nominees and eight won Oscars®.

Though the great majority of AMPAS members are based in the U.S., membership is open to qualified filmmakers around the world. The Academy roster currently includes theatrical motion picture makers from 36 countries.

New members will be welcomed into the organization at an invitation-only reception on Wednesday, September 20, at the Academy's Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills.

ACTORS

AT-LARGE

Amy Adams

Grover Crisp

Eric Bana

Louis D'Esposito

Maria Bello

Daniel Glickman

Dakota Fanning

Steve Papazian

Jake Gyllenhaal

David Young

Terrence Howard

 

Felicity Huffman

 

Keira Knightley

CASTING DIRECTORS

Heath Ledger

Sarah Halley Finn

Hayley Mills

Randi Hiller

Barry Pepper

 

Joaquin Phoenix

 

Jon Polito

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Ving Rhames

Lance Acord

Liev Schreiber

Paul Cameron

David Strathairn

Cesar Charlone

Rachel Weisz

Denis Lenoir

 

Wally Pfister

ANIMATORS

Roberto Schaefer

Wayne Allwine

Sandi Sissel

Mark Andrews

Tom Stern

Steve Box

Salvatore Totino

John Canemaker

 

Will Finn

 

Rex Grignon

COSTUME DESIGNERS

Andrew Jimenez

Jacqueline Durran

Tim Johnson

Janty Yates

Hayao Miyazaki

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTORS

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS

Werner Herzog

Pia Clemente

Nicole Holofcener

Martin McDonagh

Gavin Hood

Rob Pearlstein

Bennett Miller

 

Mark Waters

 

 

MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLISTS

 

Lance Anderson

 

Nick Dudman

DOCUMENTARY

 

Paola di Florio

 

Alex Gibney

MUSIC

Hubert Sauper

Harry Gregson-Williams

 

Alberto Iglesias

 

Dario Marianelli

 

Dolly Parton

EXECUTIVES

 

Gail Berman

 

Jeff Bewkes

PRODUCERS

Colin Callender

Albert Berger

Andrew E. Cripps

Bill Kong

Hal Gaba

Tom Luddy

Elizabeth Gabler

Gail Mutrux

Douglas Mankoff

Diane Nabatoff

Michael Paseornek

Cathy Schulman

Paul Schaeffer

Jennifer Todd

Jonathan Sehring

Robert K. Weiss

Michael J. Werner

Ron Yerxa

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS/

FILM EDITORS

ART DIRECTORS

Tom Finan

Mark Friedberg

Wayne Wahrman

Sarah Greenwood

Hughes Winborne

Tom Reta

 

Melissa Stewart

 

Tom Wilkins

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

VISUAL EFFECTS

Andre Caraco

Jim Berney

Mary Murphy Conlin

Pablo Helman

Steve Elzer

Jeffrey M. Kleiser

Barbara Glazer

Michael Meinardus

Rick Lynch

William F. “Bill” Shourt

Steven T. Miller

Dan Taylor

 

Bill Tondreau

 

Bill Westenhofer

 

 

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL

 

James Beshears

WRITERS

Lanny Raimondo

Noah Baumbach

Kenneth S. Williams

Jeffrey Caine

 

Jean-Claude Carrière

 

Dan Futterman

 

Tony Kushner

SET DECORATORS

Bobby Moresco

Trisha Edwards

Josh Olson

Victor Zolfo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND

 

Ulrika Akander

 

Anthony (Chic) Ciccolini III

 

Eugene Gearty

 

Michael Semanick

 

Renée Tondelli

 


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