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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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