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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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