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Doc-makers make the grade to join Motion Picture Academy

Among the 134 new members invited into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) are seven doc filmmakers. They are: William Gazecki (Waco: The Rules of Engagement), Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp), Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib), Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden), James Marsh (Man On Wire), Megan Mylan (Smile Pinki) and Doug Pray (Surwise). They and the other new members, who will be officially inducted in September, will have nominating and voting rights for all future Oscar ceremonies, beginning with next year's.
July 2, 2009

Among the 134 new members invited into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) are seven doc filmmakers. They are: William Gazecki (Waco: The Rules of Engagement), Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp), Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib), Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden), James Marsh (Man On Wire), Megan Mylan (Smile Pinki) and Doug Pray (Surwise). They and the other new members, who will be officially inducted in September, will have nominating and voting rights for all future Oscar ceremonies, beginning with next year’s.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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