Academy invites 105 new members

List includes Sacha Baron Cohen and Gore Verbinski

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 105 artists and executives -- ranging from actor Sacha Baron Cohen to director Gore Verbinski -- to join its ranks as voting members.

The membership policies that the Academy adopted in 2004 in order to slow the growth of the organization would have allowed a maximum of 137 new members in 2008, but the various branch committees endorsed fewer candidates than that. With the new infusion of members, voting membership is expected to hold steady at just under the 6,000 mark.

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September.

Full list of invitees follows on the next two pages


Sacha Baron Cohen
Josh Brolin
Marion Cotillard
Ruby Dee
Allison Janney
Jet Li
Ray Winstone


David Bowers
Ash Brannon
Doug Cooper
Jeremy Lasky
Caroline Leaf
David Schaub
David Silverman
Suzie Templeton


Jim Houston
Neil Machlis
Sheila Nevins

Casting Directors

Ronna Kress


Jonathan W. Brown
J. Clark Mathis
Kramer Morgenthau
J. Michael Muro
Tim Orr
Tom Richmond

Costume Designers

Isis Mussenden


Sergei Bodrov
James Gray
Michael Haneke
Doug Liman
Kimberly Peirce
Peyton Reed
Jason Reitman
Walter Salles
Gore Verbinski


Nanette Burstein
Heidi Ewing
Liz Garbus
Michele Ohayon
Deborah Shaffer


Alan Bergman
Dana Goldberg
Sidney Kimmel
Chris S. LeRoy
Andrew Rona
Jeff Skoll

Film Editors

Barry Alexander Brown
John Carnochan
John Gilroy
Mark Livolsi
Dylan Tichenor
Juliette Welfling

Live Action Short Films

Philippe Pollet-Villard


Jan Archibald
Kate Biscoe
Didier Lavergne
Christien Tinsley


Glen Ballard
J. J. George
Michael Giacchino


Armyan Bernstein
Jennifer Fox
Lianne Halfon
Hal Lieberman
Andrew Macdonald
Karen Murphy
Peter R. Newman
JoAnne Sellar

Production Designers

Jack Fisk
Clayton R. Hartley

Public Relations

Stephanie Allen
Suzanne Fritz
Kevin Goetz
Stephanie Kluft
Tim Palen
Marc Weinstock

Set Decorators

Larry Dias
Katie Spencer
Sandy Reynolds Wasco


Craig Berkey
Fernando Camara
David Giammarco
Mike Hopkins
Robert J. Kizer
Alyson Dee Moore
Mark Onks
Jon Taylor

Stunt Coordinators

Melissa R. Stubbs

Visual Effects

Nick Davis
Brian Gernand
Dan Glass
Bryan Grill
Edward T. Hirsh
Helena Packer
Kelly Port
Ted Rae
Doug Roble
Carey Villegas


Judd Apatow
David Benioff
Jean-Claude Carriere
Diablo Cody
Tamara Jenkins
Jeff Nathanson
Nancy Oliver
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