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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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