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Walker, Curry, Battsek among 2012 Academy invitees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to join its organization, with Oscar-nominated documentarians Lucy Walker (pictured) and Marshall Curry among this year's invitees.
June 30, 2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to join its organization, with Oscar-nominated documentarians Lucy Walker (pictured) and Marshall Curry among this year’s invitees.

Walker (Waste Land, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom) and Curry (Street Fight, If A Tree Falls) are joined by a number of notable non-fiction directors, producers and executives, including:

John Battsek (The Tillman Story, One Day in September)
Amy Berg (Bhutto, Deliver Us from Evil)
Simon Chinn (Project Nim, Man on Wire)
Johanna Demetrakas (Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Bus Riders Union)
Daniel Junge (Saving Face, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner)
Mary Lampson (Kimjongilia, Harlan County USA)
Sam Pollard (Gerrymandering, 4 Little Girls)
Glenn Silber (El Salvador: Another Vietnam, The War at Home)
Nigel Sinclair (Undefeated)

Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members. “These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy president Tom Sherak in a statement.

“I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”

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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