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June 24, 2005
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Academy Invites 112 to Membership

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 112 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 2005.

“Our decision to slow the growth of the Academy, and to become even more selective in our membership process, is working,” said Academy President Frank Pierson. "The branch membership committees understand what the Academy is trying to do and have begun searching for the top exemplars in their respective areas, presenting to the board only their most impressive candidates."

The membership procedures instituted last year allow the organization to grow — after filling vacancies resulting from deaths and members opting for retired (non-voting) status — by a maximum of thirty new members annually. Pierson said that even if all the 2005 invitees accept their invitations, the Academy's number of voting members will actually shrink slightly compared to the roster of voting members at the same time period in 2004. "We're in the early stages of a slow but deliberate refining process, " he said.

Candidates for Academy membership are normally proposed by members and then considered by committees made up of prominent representatives of each of the organization’s fourteen branches — art directors, executives, film editors, etc. In addition, individuals nominated for Academy Awards, if not already members of the organization, are automatically considered by the appropriate committees, though not necessarily invited to membership.

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 21, at the Academy's Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills.

The 2005 invitees, listed by membership subcategories where appropriate rather than by branch, are:

 

 

 

Actors

 

At-Large

Gael Garcia Bernal

 

Ian Bryce

Thomas Haden Church

 

Fred Chandler

Jennifer Coolidge

 

Charles Newirth

Will Ferrell

 

 

Jamie Foxx

 

 

Paul Giamatti

 

Cinematographers

Catalina Sandino Moreno

 

Curtis Clark

Sophie Okonedo

 

Jim Denault

Clive Owen

 

Robert Fraisse

Charlotte Rampling

 

Dick Pope

Jean Reno

 

Tami Reiker

Stellan Skarsgard

 

Lisa Rinzler

Imelda Staunton

 

Jerzy Zielinski

Mykelti Williamson

 

 

Ziyi Zhang

 

 

 

 

 

Animators

 

Directors

Andrew Adamson

 

Alejandro Amenábar

Kathy Altieri

 

Marc Forster

Signe Baumane

 

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Baker Bloodworth

 

Andy Tennant

John Hughes

 

Joel Zwick

Scott F. Johnston

 

 

Chris Landreth

 

 

Tim Miller

 

 

 

 

 

Documentary

 

Music

Nick Broomfield

 

Bruno Coulais

Peter Davis

 

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Kirby Dick

 

Mark Mothersbaugh

Kathleen Glynn

 

Edward Shearmur

Robert Greenwald

 

 

Stacy Peralta

 

Producers

 

 

Avi Arad

Executives

 

Elizabeth Avellán

Paul G. Allen

 

Ross Katz

Doug Belgrad

 

Michael London

Robert Berney

 

Scott Mosier

Ann Daly

 

Denise Robert

Daniel Ferleger

 

 

Camela Galano

 

Production Designers

Brad Grey

 

John Dexter

Steven Jobs

 

Jim Dultz

Michael Lynton

 

Andrew McRae Hennah

Kevin McCormick

 

Gemma Jackson

Bruce Tobey

 

Anthony Pratt

Matt Tolmach

 

 

 

 

Public Relations

Film Editors

 

Breena Camden

Jim Miller

 

Laura Carrillo

Julie Monroe

 

Susan J. Kroll

Debra Neil-Fisher

 

Michael Moses

Nancy Richardson

 

Dennis Rice

Kevin Tent

 

Steven Mark Siskind

 

 

 

Live Action Short Films

 

Scientific and Technical

Andrea Arnold

 

Glenn Kennel

Andrew J. Sacks

 

 

Nacho Vigalondo

 

 

 

 

Set Decorators

Makeup/Hairstylists

 

John Bush

John Blake

 

Jim Erickson

J. Roy Helland

 

Debra Schutt

 

 

 

Sound

 

 

David Arnold

 

 

Steve Cantamessa

 

 

Andrew Koyama

 

 

Hugh Waddell

 

 

Michael Wilhoit

 

 

David Mark Young

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Effects

 

 

Joseph B. Bauer

 

 

Nicholas Brooks

 

 

Blair Clark

 

 

Mark Forker

 

 

Robert Grasmere

 

 

Matthew R. Gratzner

 

 

Roger John Guyett

 

 

Christophe Hery

 

 

David S. Williams, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

Writers

 

 

Paul Haggis

 

 

David Magee

 

 

Keir Pearson

 

 

Jose Rivera

 

 

David N. Weiss

 

 

Mike White

 

 

 

 

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