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Jarecki, Kauffmann, Neville among AMPAS invitees

Eugene Jarecki (pictured), Morgan Neville, Cynthia Wade and Ross Kauffman are among 18 doc-makers that have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) this year.
June 26, 2014

Eugene Jarecki (pictured), Morgan Neville, Cynthia Wade and Ross Kauffman are among 18 doc-makers that have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) this year.

In addition to the directors, other invitees include producers Molly Thompson (The Unknown Known), Julie Goldman (God Loves Uganda) and Dan Cogan (How to Survive a Plague). The selection of 18 invitees comes after the Oscars organization last year invited more than 40 non-fiction filmmakers to join its ranks.

In all, AMPAS invited 271 artists and executives to become members in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today,” said AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.”

The full list of documentary branch invitees follows below:

Malcolm Clarke (The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Prisoner of Paradise)
Dan Cogan (How to Survive a Plague, The Queen of Versailles)
Kief Davidson (Open Heart, Kassim the Dream)
Dan Geller (The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, Ballets Russes)
Dayna Goldfine (The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, Ballets Russes)
Julie Goldman (God Loves Uganda, Gideon’s Army)
Sam Green (Utopia in Four Movements, The Weather Underground)
Gary Hustwit (Urbanized, Helvetica)
Eugene Jarecki (The House I Live In, Why We Fight)
Brian Johnson (Anita, Buena Vista Social Club)
Ross Kauffman (E-Team, Born into Brothels)
Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom, Troubadours)
Matthew J. O’Neill (Redemption, China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province)
Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture, S-21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine)
Lucy Massie Phenix (Regret to Inform, Word Is Out)
Enat Sidi (Detropia, Jesus Camp)
Molly Thompson (The Unknown Known, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer)
Cynthia Wade (Mondays at Racine, Freeheld)

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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