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AMPAS invites 134 to join ranks

Invitees includes Jackman, Rogen, Hathaway

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 134 artists and execs to join its ranks. Voting membership of the Acad has held steady at just under 6,000 since 2003.

Among those invited are the most recent acting nominees, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Taraji P. Henson, Melissa Leo, Michael Shannon and host of the 81st Oscarcast, Hugh Jackman.

Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” alumni who also made the list include director Danny Boyle, producer Christian Colson, composer A.R. Rahman, film editor Chris Dickens and d.p. Anthony Dod Mantle.Each year, the Academy allows for 166 new members. Last year only 105 were invited.

Those who accept will be added to the 2009 roster at an invitation-only September reception at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills.

The 2009 invitees are:

ACTORS
Casey Affleck
Emily Blunt
Michael Cera
Viola Davis
James Franco
Brendan Gleeson
Anne Hathaway
Taraji P. Henson
Emile Hirsch
Hugh Jackman
Melissa Leo
Jane Lynch
Eddie Marsan
James McAvoy
Seth Rogen
Paul Rudd
Amy Ryan
Michael Shannon
Michelle Williams
Jeffrey Wright

ANIMATORS
J.J. Blumenkranz
Konstantin Bronzit
Kendal Cronkhite
Rodolphe Guenoden
Byron Howard
Kunio Kato
Doug Sweetland
Chris Williams

ART DIRECTORS
Andrew Ackland-Snow

AT-LARGE
Matthew D. Loeb
Redmond Morris

CASTING DIRECTORS
John Papsidera
Bernie Telsey

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Russ T. Alsobrook
Anthony Dod Mantle
Henner Hofmann
Claudio Miranda
Rodney Taylor
Mandy Walker

CoSTUME DESIGNERS
Deborah Hopper
Louise Mingenbach
Michael O’Connor
Michael Wilkinson

DIRECTORS
Rachid Bouchareb
Danny Boyle
David Frankel
Rod Lurie
Thomas McCarthy
Tyler Perry
Henry Selick

DOCUMENTARY
William Gazecki
Rachel Grady
Rory Kennedy
Scott Hamilton Kennedy
James Marsh
Megan Mylan
Doug Pray

EXECS
Daniel D.A. Battsek
Steve Beeks
Graham W. Burke
Joe Drake
Erik Feig
Paul Hanneman
Donald P. Harris
Claudia Lewis

FILM EDITORS
Roger Barton
Hank Corwin
Chris Dickens
Elliot Graham
Kathryn Himoff
Leo Trombetta
Brent White
Pam Wise

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS
Reto Caffi
Jochen Alexander Freydank
F. Carter Pilcher

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLISTS
Howard Berger
Mike Elizalde
Louis Lazzara
Gerald Quist

MUSIC
Jeff Danna
Andrew Dorfman
Peter Gabriel
Clint Mansell
A.R. Rahman

PRODUCERS
Mark Ciardi
Christian Colson
Gordon Gray
Broderick Johnson
Cathy Konrad
Andrew Kosove
James Lassiter
Russell Smith
Paula Wagner

PRODUCTION DESIGNERS
Donald Graham Burt
Michael Carlin
Jane Ann Stewart
Kevin Thompson

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Michael D. Camp
Marc Cohen
Megan Colligan
James C. Gallagher
David Kaminow
Sal Ladestro
Maria Pekurovskaya
Elizabeth Petit

SET DECORATORS
Rebecca Alleway
Peter Lando
Barbara Munch-Cameron

SCENIC ARTISTS
Robert Topol

SOUND
Michael Barry
Derek Casari
Aaron Glascock
Ren Klyce
Peter F. Kurland
Karen Baker Landers
Hamilton Sterling
Deborah Wallach
Kim Waugh

VISUAL EFFECTS
Christopher Bond
Matthew Butler
Chris Corbould
Rob Engle
Scott Gordon
Hal Hickel
Van Ling
Shane Mahan
Steve Preeg
Tim Webber
Edson Williams

WRITERS
John August
Dustin Lance Black
Courtney Hunt
Howard A. Rodman

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