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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 398 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to motion pictures.

“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.

Eight individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.

The 2023 invitees are:

Actors
Zar Amir-Ebrahimi – “Holy Spider,” “Bride Price vs. Democracy”
Sakura Ando – “A Man,” “Shoplifters”
Selma Blair – “Hellboy,” “Legally Blonde”
Marsha Stephanie Blake – “I’m Your Woman,” “Luce”
Austin Butler – “Elvis,” “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Raúl Castillo – “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” “The Inspection”
Chang Chen – “The Soul,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
Ram Charan – “RRR,” “Magadheera”
Kerry Condon – “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Gold”
Robert John Davi – “Licence to Kill,” “The Goonies”
Dolly De Leon – “Triangle of Sadness,” “Verdict”
Martina Gedeck – “The Lives of Others,” “Mostly Martha”
Bill Hader – “Trainwreck,” “The Skeleton Twins”
Nicholas Hoult – “The Favourite,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Stephanie Hsu – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Tin Lok Koo – “A Witness out of the Blue,” “Paradox”
Vicky Krieps – “Corsage,” “Phantom Thread”
Joanna Kulig – “Cold War,” “Elles”
Lashana Lynch – “The Woman King,” “No Time to Die”
A Martinez – “Ambulance,” “Powwow Highway”
Noémie Merlant – “Tár,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Paul Mescal – “Aftersun,” “The Lost Daughter”
Richard Mofe-Damijo – “Oloibiri,” “30 Days in Atlanta”
Keke Palmer – “Nope,” “Hustlers”
Park Hae-il – “Decision to Leave,” “Memories of Murder”
Ke Huy Quan – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
NT Rama Rao Jr. – “RRR,” “Nannaku Prematho”
Paul Reiser – “Whiplash,” “Aliens”
Rosa Salazar – “Alita: Battle Angel,” “The Kindergarten Teacher”

Casting Directors
John Buchan – “Women Talking,” “Georgetown”
Pauline Hansson – “Triangle of Sadness,” “Bergman Island”
Nina Haun – “The School of Magical Animals,” “One for the Road”
Lissy Holm – “The Lost King,” “Victoria & Abdul”
Jeanette Klintberg – “Midsommar,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Jason Knight – “Women Talking,” “Georgetown”
Alexandra Montag – “Tár,” “Charlie’s Angels”
Pat Moran – “Union Bridge,” “Ping Pong Summer”
Mathilde Snodgrass – “Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom,” “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”
Rachel G. Tenner – “Spirited,” “F9: The Fast Saga”

Cinematographers
Jolanta Dylewska – “Ayka,” “In Darkness”
James Friend – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Breakdown”
Martin Gschlacht – “Goodnight Mommy,” “The Wall”
Florian Hoffmeister – “Tár,” “Antlers”
Benjamin Kracun – “Promising Young Woman,” “Beast”
K.K. Senthil Kumar – “RRR,” “Baahubali: The Beginning”
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw – “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu”
Kate McCullough – “The Quiet Girl,” “Arracht”
Andrij Parekh – “The Catcher Was a Spy,” “The Zookeeper’s Wife”
Christopher Ross – “The Swimmers,” “Yesterday”
María Secco – “Sorcery,” “The Empty Box”
Virginie Surdej – “The Blue Caftan,” “Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel”

Costume Designers
Trisha Biggar – “The Wife,” “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”
Alex Bovaird – “Nope,” “The Unforgivable”
Bob Buck – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Monika Buttinger – “Corsage,” “Rubikon”
Pam Downe – “Mr. Malcolm’s List,” “The Vanishing”
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan – “The Sun Is Also a Star,” “Sorry to Bother You”
Shirley Kurata – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Seoul Searching”
Linda Muir – “The Northman,” “The Witch”
Annie Symons – “My Policeman,” “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

Directors
Colm Bairéad* – “The Quiet Girl,” “Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire”
Abner Benaim – “Plaza Catedral,” “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name”
Edward Berger* – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Jack”
Antonio Campos* – “The Devil All the Time,” “Simon Killer”
Anthony Chen – “Wet Season,” “Ilo Ilo”
Lukas Dhont* – “Close,” “Girl”
Andreas Dresen – “Stopped on Track,” “Cloud 9”
Nils Gaup – “Head above Water,” “Pathfinder”
Rashaad Ernesto Green – “Premature,” “Gun Hill Road”
Ana Katz* – “The Dog Who Wouldn’t be Quiet,” “Florianópolis Dream”
Joseph Kosinski – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Oblivion”
Daniel Kwan* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Francisco Lombardi – “No Mercy,” “The City and the Dogs”
Carlos López Estrada – “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Blindspotting”
Mounia Meddour – “Houria,” “Papicha”
Santiago Mitre* – “Argentina, 1985,” “Paulina”
C.J. “Fiery” Obasi – “Mami Wata,” “Ojuju”
Mani Ratnam – “Kannathil Muthamittal,” “Iruvar”
Anita Rocha da Silveira – “Medusa,” “Kill Me Please”
Hiner Saleem – “Goodnight, Soldier,” “Lady Winsley”
Daniel Scheinert* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Maria Schrader – “She Said,” “Love Life”
Michael Showalter – “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “The Big Sick”
Agnieszka Smoczyńska – “The Silent Twins,” “The Lure”
Chaitanya Tamhane – “The Disciple,” “Court”

Documentary
Maxim Arbugaev – “Haulout,” “Voy”
Evgenia Arbugaeva – “Haulout,” “A Hawk as Big as a Horse”
Paul Barnes – “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson,” “The Thin Blue Line”
Mark Becker – “Art and Craft,” “Romántico”
Alan Berliner – “First Cousin Once Removed,” “Wide Awake”
Tze Woon Chan – “Blue Island,” “Yellowing”
Sonya Childress – “Strong Island,” “The Interrupters”
Lauren Cioffi – “Civil,” “Becoming”
Erika Cohn – “Belly of the Beast,” “The Judge”
Patrick Creadon – “I.O.U.S.A.,” “Wordplay”
Daniel Cross – “I Am the Blues,” “Last Train Home”
Ally Derks
Andrés Di Tella – “Private Fiction,” “327 Notebooks”
Lauren Domino – “Time,” “Alone”
Lindsey Dryden – “Unrest,” “Lost and Sound”
Katja Esson – “Poetry of Resilience,” “Ferry Tales”
Violet Du Feng – “Hidden Letters,” “Maineland”
Jennifer Fox – “My Reincarnation,” “Beirut: The Last Home Movie”
Sonia Kennebeck – “Enemies of the State,” “National Bird”
Teddy Leifer – “All That Breathes,” “Rough Aunties”
Simon Lereng Wilmont – “A House Made of Splinters,” “The Distant Barking of Dogs”
Petr Lom – “Myanmar Diaries,” “Angels on Diamond Street”
Melanie Miller – “Navalny,” “Stutz”
Julia Nottingham – “Be Water,” “Trophy”
Ilja Roomans – “Master of Light,” “Turn Your Body to the Sun”
Nancy Schwartzman – “Victim/Suspect,” “Roll Red Roll”
Joshua Seftel – “Stranger at the Gate,” “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano”
Shaunak Sen – “All That Breathes,” “Cities of Sleep”
Daniel Sivan – “Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis,” “The Oslo Diaries”
Chris Smith – “Sr.,” “American Movie”
Corinne van Egeraat – “Myanmar Diaries,” “Burma Storybook”
Tyler H. Walk – “Welcome to Chechnya,” “How to Survive a Plague”
Eden Wurmfeld – “The Big Scary “S” Word,” “Sunset Story”
Debra Zimmerman – “Why Women Stay”

Executives
Craig Alexander
Bela Bajaria
Stephen Basil-Jones
Racheline Benveniste
Sean Berney
Efe Egemen Cakarel
Peter Dodd
Tara Duncan
Zev Foreman
Jeffrey Goore
Amelia Louise Granger
Daniel Guando
Jessie Henderson
Ynon Kreiz
Ollie Madden
Shivani Pandya Malhotra
Janet Pierson
Shivani Rawat
Kent Sanderson
Guy Shani
Sarah Elizabeth Shepard
Jesse Sisgold
Jonathan Turell
Joana Vicente
Brian Stuart Weinstein
Paul Wiegard
Rob Williams
Tamara Y. Woolfork
Miri Yoon
David Zaslav

Film Editors
Michael Aaglund – “A House Made of Splinters,” “What Walaa Wants”
Joyce Arrastia – “The Sea Beast,” “Rise of the Guardians”
Melissa Bretherton – “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” “Long Shot”
Sarah Broshar – “The Fabelmans,” “West Side Story”
Sven Budelmann – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Physician”
Alain Dessauvage – “Close,” “Girl”
Christopher Donaldson – “Women Talking,” “Crimes of the Future”
Agnieszka Glińska – “EO,” “Lamb”
Craig Hayes – “Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World,” “The Hate U Give”
Charlotte Munch Bengtsen – “All That Breathes,” “The Truffle Hunters”
Langdon Page – “Navalny,” “Mary”
Paul Rogers – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Death of Dick Long”
Ken Schretzmann – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Toy Story 3”
Matt Villa – “Elvis,” “The Great Gatsby”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Jason Baird – “Elvis,” “Aquaman”
Annemarie Bradley – “The Whale,” “A Quiet Place”
Anne Carroll – “Deadpool 2,” “Star Trek Beyond”
Linda Eisenhamerová – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Anthropoid”
Kimberly Felix – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Richard Jewell”
Thomas Foldberg – “Everybody Hates Johan,” “War Sailor”
Erzsébet Forgács – “Son of Saul,” “Being Julia”
Jules Holdren – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Free State of Jones”
Jaime Leigh McIntosh – “Babylon,” “Blonde”
Alfredo Mora – “Dance of the 41,” “Nora’s Will”
Nathalie Tissier – “Chocolat,” “Amélie”
Luca Vannella – “The Last Duel,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”
Angie Wells – “Promising Young Woman,” “Harriet”

Marketing and Public Relations
David Burke
Sungmi Choi
Kelly Dalton
Marian Lee Dicus
Sarah Eaton
Emily Feingold
Kimberly Flaster
Stephanie Frederic
Antonio Gimenez-Palazon
Patricia Gonzalez
Mindy Hamilton
Claire A. Heath Nobel
Danielle Kupchak
Julie Roberta La’Bassiere
Christopher Miller
Scott Mitsui
Keri Lynn Moore
Stefanie Marie Napoli
Jeremy Radisich
Jim R. Rodriguez
Tammie Rosen
Julie Siegel
Melissa Stone
Renee Tsao
Kelly Turner

Music
Jean Michel Bernard – “Ballad for a Pierced Heart,” “One Role for Two”
Rafiq Bhatia – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Paper Towns”
Alain Boublil – “Killing Me Softly with His Songs,” “Les Misérables”
David Buckley – “Unhinged,” “From Paris with Love”
David Byrne – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Last Emperor”
Dominick George Certo – “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”
Chandrabose – “RRR,” “Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1”
Ian Chang – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Paper Towns”
Anne-Kathrin Elisabeth Dern – “The Devil Conspiracy,” “Help, I Shrunk My Friends”
Anna Drubich – “Barbarian,” “Werewolves Within”
M.M. Keeravaani – “RRR,” “Konda Polam”
Penka Kouneva – “Ága,” “In Search of the American Dream”
Ryan Lott – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Paper Towns”
Zeltia Montes – “I’m Going to Have a Good Time,” “The Good Boss”
Starr Parodi – “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” “Bert Stern: Original Mad Man”
Taylor Swift – “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “Cats”
Dara Taylor – “The Tender Bar,” “Echo Boomers”
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye “The Weeknd” – “Avatar: Way of Water,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Producers
Desray Armstrong – “Juniper,” “Coming Home in the Dark”
Daniel Birman Ripstein – “Daniel & Ana,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”
Philippe Bober – “Triangle of Sadness,” “The Square”
Keith Calder – “One Night in Miami…,” “Blindspotting”
Allison Rose Carter – “The Sky Is Everywhere,” “The Mountain”
Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly – “Ammonite,” “Lady Macbeth”
Jonas Dornbach – “Western,” “Toni Erdmann”
Andrew Goldman – “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” “After Yang”
Malte Grunert – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Land of Mine”
Karan Johar – “Kesari,” “The Lunchbox”
Axel Vladimir Kuschevatzky – “Argentina, 1985,” “El Ángel”
Daniel Kwan* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Karen Lunder – “Thirteen Lives,” “Hillbilly Elegy”
Kyle Martin – “Descendant,” “Tiny Furniture”
Patrick McCormick – “Elvis,” “Black Mass”
Jordana Mollick – “Spoiler Alert,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris”
Giancarlo Nasi – “Blanquita,” “White on White”
Jadesola Osiberu – “Brotherhood,” “Isoken”
Mark A. Radcliffe – “Stepmom,” “Mrs. Doubtfire”
Thomas Robsahm – “The Worst Person in the World,” “Thelma”
Siddharth Roy Kapur – “Last Film Show,” “Dangal”
Daniel Scheinert* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Death of Dick Long”
Jonathan Wang – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Lila Yacoub – “C’mon C’mon,” “Eighth Grade”

Production Design
David Allday – “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” “Holmes & Watson”
Samantha Avila – “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Lucy in the Sky”
Tom Brown – “Dune,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Richard Buoen – “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Black Panther”
Diana Burton – “West Side Story,” “The Goldfinch”
Barry Michael Chusid – “Rampage,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”
Dylan Cole – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Maleficent”
Sabu Cyril – “RRR,” “Runway 34”
Bill Darby – “Enola Holmes,” “The Mummy”
Klaus Darrelmann – “Tenet,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”
Darrin Denlinger – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Doctor Strange”
Raffaella Giovannetti – “Roald Dahl’s The Witches,” “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”
Christian M. Goldbeck – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Exile”
Ernestine Hipper – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Tár”
Andrew H. Leung – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Mulan”
Karen Murphy – “Elvis,” “A Star Is Born”
Ben Procter – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Ender’s Game”
Kave Quinn – “Catherine Called Birdy,” “The Brothers Grimsby”
Dean Sherriff – “Emancipation,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
Laura Sode-Matteson – “Jungle Cruise,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
Amy Gail Wells – “Inherent Vice,” “The Master”

Production and Technology
Girish Balakrishnan
David Barrett
Allegra Anne Clegg
Celia D. Costas
Fernando de Goes
Daphne Dentz
Peter Doyle
Sara Duran-Singer
Gian Luca Farinelli
Dominic Glynn
Fritz Heinzle
Lin Oeding
Fatima Robinson
Kranti Sarma
Cynthia Slavens
Joachim Zell

Short Films and Feature Animation
Mahyar Abousaeedi – “Turning Red,” “Incredibles 2”
Tom Berkeley – “An Irish Goodbye,” “Roy”
Toni Bestard – “Background,” “Foley Artist”
Kimberley Browning – “Certified,” “Waiting for Ronald”
Alex Bulkley – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Hell and Back”
Bruno Caetano – “Ice Merchants,” “The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr. Jay”
Dean Fleischer Camp – “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” “Catherine”
Kenneth A. Carlson – “Diner Formal,” “Dating Avi”
Trent Correy – “The Godfather of the Bride,” “Drop”
Joel Bryan Crawford – “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” “The Croods: A New Age”
Claire Dodgson – “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” “Despicable Me 3”
Fabian Driehorst – “Night,” “The Chimney Swift”
David DuLac – “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” “Happy Feet Two”
Maureen Fan – “Namoo,” “Crow: The Legend”
Tiffany Frances – “Dot,” “Hello from Taiwan”
João Gonzalez – “Ice Merchants,” “Nestor”
Sara Gunnarsdóttir – “My Year of Dicks,” “The Pirate of Love”
Mark Gustafson – “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Travis Hathaway – “Incredibles 2,” “Brave”
David Jesteadt – “Inu-oh,” “Belle”
Daniel Mark Jeup – “Finding Nemo,” “Toy Story 2”
Thomas Jordan – “Lightyear,” “Up”
Charlie Mackesy – “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
Ian Megibben – “Lightyear,” “Soul”
Cyrus Neshvad – “The Red Suitcase,” “The Orchid”
Jaime Ray Newman – “Skin,” “Life, Unexpected.”
Richard O’Connor – “My Friend Nearly Killed Patti Smith,” “Marianne”
Lachlan Pendragon – “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,” “The Toll”
Jesús Pimentel Melo – “Miramelinda,” “Un Bel Morir”
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal – “Steakhouse,” “Easter Eggs”
David Ryu – “Luca,” “Coco”
Nidia Santiago – “Negative Space,” “Oh Willy…”
Mónica Santos – “Between the Shadows,” “Amélia & Duarte”
Nelson Shin – “Empress Chung,” “The Transformers: The Movie”
Eirik Tveiten – “Night Ride,” “Other Lives”
Nathan Warner – “Encanto,” “Zootopia”
Ross White – “An Irish Goodbye,” “Roy”

Sound
Orin Junior Beaton – “Locked Down,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
Guido Berenblum – “Noise,” “Zama”
Andrew Bock – “Smile,” “Dark Phoenix”
Stéphane Bucher – “House of Gucci,” “Ford v Ferrari”
Paul Timothy Carden – “Smile,” “There’s Someone inside Your House”
Lena Esquenazi – “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” “Prayers for the Stolen”
Arthur Fenn – “No Time to Die,” “Aladdin”
Tracie Gallo
Lars Ginzel – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Matrix Resurrections”
Galen Goodpaster – “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “Dark Phoenix”
Julian Howarth – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Encounter”
Randall Lee Johnson – “White Noise,” “Vice”
Leah Katz – “Mortal Kombat,” “The Power of the Dog”
Stefan Korte – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Mad Heidi”
Martin Wallis Kwok – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Mortal Engines”
Ensieh Maleki – “Banu,” “Popular”
Sean McCormack – “Moonfall,” “Apocalypto”
Douglas Murray – “The Batman,” “Ad Astra”
Anthony Ortiz – “The Harder They Fall,” “Second Act”
Wayne Pashley – “Elvis,” “A Stitch in Time”
Mélissa Petitjean – “The Super 8 Years,” “Honey Cigar”
Viktor Prášil – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Medieval”
Lynn Sable – “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
David Stanke – “Spirited,” “The Woman King”
Markus Stemler – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The King’s Man”
Duu-chih Tu – “Stay with Me,” “Terrorizers”
Javier Angel Umpierrez – “Un Retrato de Familia,” “Memoria”
Eliza Pollack Zebert – “Devotion, “A Dog’s Journey”

Visual Effects
Gino Acevedo – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
James Lee Baker – “Eternals,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
A.J. Briones – “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Tomorrowland”
Nick Crew – “The Adam Project,” “Captain Marvel”
Jubin Dave – “Zootopia,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
Pete Dionne – “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” “A Wrinkle in Time”
Arslan Elver – “Peter Pan & Wendy,” “Christopher Robin”
Markus Frank – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The School of Magical Animals”
Brian Gazdik – “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” “Ready Player One”
Seth Hill – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Welcome to Marwen”
Haresh Hingorani – “Laal Singh Chaddha,” “Zero”
Kamil Jafar – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Never Look Away”
Arek Komorowski – “Terminator: Dark Fate,” “Captain America: Civil War”
Lana Lan – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Woei Lee – “Ad Astra,” “Blade Runner 2049”
Bryan Litson – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
Scott Macintyre – “Saint Maud,” “Fighting with My Family”
Alexandre Julien Millet – “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Beauty and the Beast”
Marla Inez Newall – “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves,” “Black Widow”
Jenni O’Byrne – “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” “The Irishman”
Cristin Pescosolido – “Master,” “Old”
Frank Petzold – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Legend of Tarzan”
Adriano Rinaldi – “The Rescue,” “The Finest Hours”
P.C. Sanath – “5 Rupees,” “Baahubali: The Beginning”
Robert Winter – “Moonfall,” “Army of the Dead”
Florian Witzel – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Doctor Strange”

Writers
Kunle Afolayan – “Anikulapo,” “Swallow”
Colm Bairéad* – “The Quiet Girl,” “Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire”
Nikole Beckwith – “Together Together,” “3 Generations”
Edward Berger* – “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Jack”
Antonio Campos* – “The Devil All the Time,” “Simon Killer”
Chung Seo-kyung – “Decision to Leave,” “The Handmaiden”
Marie Clements – “Bones of Crows,” “Red Snow”
Peter Craig – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Batman”
Shola Dada – “Anikulapo,” “Man of God”
Lukas Dhont* – “Close,” “Girl”
Alejandro Fernández Almendras – “Mi Amigo Alexis,” “To Kill a Man”
Josh Friedman – “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “War of the Worlds”
Kazuo Ishiguro – “Living,” “The White Countess”
Shunji Iwai – “Vampire,” “Swallowtail Butterfly”
Ana Katz* – “The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet,” “Florianópolis Dream”
Todd Komarnicki – “The Professor and the Madman,” “Sully”
Ehren Kruger – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Ring”
Daniel Kwan* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Mariano Llinás – “Argentina, 1985,” “Paulina”
Justin Marks – “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Jungle Book”
Santiago Mitre* – “Argentina, 1985,” “Paulina”
Craig Pearce – “Elvis,” “Moulin Rouge”
Ewa Piaskowska – “EO,” “Essential Killing”
Daniel Scheinert* – “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Swiss Army Man”
Jack Thorne – “The Swimmers,” “Enola Holmes 2”
Angelo Tijssens – “Close,” “Girl”
Charlotte Wells – “Aftersun”

Members-at-Large (Artists’ Representatives)
Tracy Brennan
Rob Carlson
Sarah Clossey
Eric Garfinkel
John Garvey
Steven Gersh
Franklin Latt
Christian Muirhead
Richard Weitz
Ida Giovanna Ziniti

Membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority. Of the 2023 class, 40% identify as women, 34% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 52% are from 50 countries and territories outside the United States. There are 76 Oscar® nominees, including 22 winners, among the invitees.

Demographic information is provided by the candidate when possible or projected through research and will be confirmed by members upon acceptance. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2023.

ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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G.H. Harding

FOLEY’S FUN — I watched Axel F: Beverly Hills Cop the other night and though everyone looked dreadfully old, I rather enjoyed in. Murphy was 23 when the first one came out in 1984 and was a massive hit; 40 years later, the demand is perhaps not the same, but I was surprised by how much of the original music was repeated in this one: from The Pointer Sisters on down to Bob Seger; it was almost like a walk down memory lane.

Kevin Bacon, as a corrupt police captain, is the big bad here and while he was good, he was nowhere near as bad as Stephen Berkof as Victor Maitland in the original. Face it, the badder the bad-guy is, the more it works. It was great seeing the original cast back; I love Paul Reiser, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton, but newcomers Taylour Paige, who essays Foley’s daughter, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring real gravitas to the screen. Levitt continues to impress every time I see him. I predict he’ll find that one big role and will be a major, major star.

The script by Will Beall; Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten is pretty bland, although one line that Murphy says to Paige is a killer:  I’ve been a father as long as you’ve been a daughter.

Don Simpson

If you’ve seen the trailer and it evoked similar feelings as the one in 1984, it’s because the studio brought back the original editor to do the new trailer. Smart move for sure. Also impressive was adding the name of producer ‘Don Simpson’ in the opening credits. Much missed.

TRUMP BIDNESS — After the weekend’s events with Trump, what can you say. He survived and the ;photos and videos have been used and viewed hundreds of times. We don’t even talk about a replacement for Biden anymore?

There still are some that say it was staged, but were the injured part of the plan too?. Even for me, that’s a bit cyclical.

I lived through the Kennedy (both); King; Wallace; Reagan and Scalise events and they were just terrible.

Still you’ve got give Trump credit for pushing on …. right?

SHORT TAKES — Hard to believe LIVE AID was 39 years ago last weekend. We we’re there, actually sitting in the row where they stopped to hose the crowd down. Was a terribly hot day at JFK Stadium. My main memory was Clapton, The Cars and Hall & Oates and of course, all of Phil Collins. Quite a day …

Have you seen this latest video from Ringo Starr? “Gonna Need Someone”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r0NthMLvtQ And that’s Nick Valensi (the Strokes) on guitar. Song was written by Linda Perry and from Ringo’s current EP Crooked Boy Sign Of The Times: LA’s famed Record Plant is closing after 55 years as one of the industry’s most in-demand recording studios. Hotel California and Rumours were recorded there. New York’s Record Plant closed their doors in 1987. Check this out from MIXhttps://www.mixonline.com/business/renowned-record-plant-studio-shutters?utm_term=2B400D4A-A644-43F4-980A-3A38D94AC1E6&utm_medium=email&utm_content=F16B421C-44D3-4A98-81C2-A992E5552E7D&utm_source=SmartBrief …

Jonathan Wolfson just sent us the new Daryl Hall album, D. Review next time …

Palm Restaurant

PR-pasha David Salidor’s book on the infamous Palm restaurant is due in September … Happy Bday Angelo Babbaro; Ron Shuter and Bill Evans. RIP Richard Simmons; Dr. Ruth; James B. Sikking; and Shannen Doherty.

NAMES IN THE NEWS — Al Roker; Bruce Grakal; John Billings; Jane Blunkell; Chris Gilman; Peter Shendell; Barry Fisch; Eppy; Vinny Rich; Anthoiny Noto; Anthony Pomes; Matt Crutch; Lush Ice; Belinda Carlisle; Gary Gershoff; Steve Walter; Chubby O’Brien; Pat Walsh; Mike Shanley; and ZIGGY!

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ALEC BALDWIN — I’ve had my own issues with Alec Baldwin for years; then, literally on a dime, it all turned around and I found him to be pretty compassionate, intelligent and a nice guy. What happened in Santa Fe on the Rust set was an unspeakable tragedy, and his trial was halted yesterday and the case was dismissed due to evidence not being given to the Baldwin-team. The Santa Fe prosecutor Kari Morrisey seemingly told two different stories on the stand and outside the court room. She is, without a doubt, toast.

Baldwin is still liable for civil suits, but this case is gone and he cannot be tried again. A win for sure, but the questions still remain: who brought live ammo onto the Rust-set. Clearly that may never, ever be determined.

Baldwin’s a good guy with a short fuse, but this situation, once and for all, is done.

Mirage

SHORT TAKES — Hard to believe the Las Vegas Mirage is closing … after 35 years. Opened in 1983 it was a great hotel and hosted The Beatles’ Love show. I have stayed there numerous times and loved it. The new owner will build a Hard Rock hotel there, with a HUGE guitar in front. Yet again changing the skyline of that town. It’ll open in 2027 …

Lyndsey Parker

Lyndsey Parker is a terrific writer. Her new site, Lyndsanity just posted a great interview with Micky Dolenz about his direction of the video “Love Is Dangerous” from Noel – masterminded by the Mael Brothers in 1979. Great piece, check it out here:  https://www.lyndsanity.com/music/micky-dolenz-on-directing-long-lost-dancing-is-dangerous-video-for-sparks-protege-noel-its-pretty-weird-huh/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR2W-9c0OfpLdT3WVy52ZWliQu7XTVoVjaYREbiUMSAUcdgJatcsL547X8c_aem_8St7LVBDI_U5Qp-ZJ5lxQA

… Hard to believe there are only 8 episodes left of CBS’ Blue Bloods. Salary concerns killed this show and it’s a shame as it was really superb for 15 years. Bad move on CBS’ part …

Zach Martin

Veteran-broadcaster Denny Somach joins Zach Martin’s NEW HD radio – https://newhdmedia.com/rock-and-roll-for-grownups-debut-denny-somach/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1j_BeyvWnRksk6pRN7IUtWK-kzu5G35zKqcjBUjVJOJ3w_b4IVFjDE6UI_aem_hW0aEBIVaHEwpJXVTItulA

Benny Harrison

Whatever happened to Benny Harrison’s album Pages? It was a great one. Heard an early advance and loved it …And, (via Deadline)

Stevie Nicks

There are special guest stars, and then there’s extra-special guest stars. Which is what Harry Styles what is as he joined Stevie Nicks at her July 12 concert in the UK for versions of her hits “Stop Draggin’ My heart Around” and “Landslide.” Styles played guitar on stage and held up on the Tom Petty/Lindsey Buckingham vocal parts. It was familiar turf, as Styles has joined Nicks on stage several times in the past. Nicks was appearing at the BST Hyde Park concert series on Friday. Nicks told the audience in London that she asked Styles to help her in commemorating what would have been her late Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie’s 81st birthday … RIP Dr. Ruth!

NAMES IN THE NEWS — Nancy Ruth; Mark Bego; Freda Payne; Jerry Brandt; Kent & Laura Denmark; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; David Kramer; Terry Jastrow; Steve Immerman; Jordan Immerman; Tony Seidl; Roy Trakin; Markos Papadatos; Sparks; Pat Prince; Cindy Adams; Tony LoBianco; Tone Scott; David Adelson; Joel Denver; Pat Prince; and SADIE!

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Come Celebrate Harry Potters Birthday at Harry Potter: The Exhibition

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In the first Harry Potter story, The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry turns 11 on July 31st. In honor of his birthday, Harry Potter: The Exhibition at 50 West 34th Street, is celebrating with a variety of birthday treats and specials for visitors, including: free admission for anyone named “Harry” , $11 ticket special for everyone else, with code HPBDAY2024 (on sale now!), free ice cream for visitors between 11am – 1pm , one-of-a-kind commemorative birthday buttons  and ticket giveaways & contests with Z100 host Crystal Garcia.


Harry Potter: The Exhibition
is the record-breaking exhibition taking visitors of all ages on a one-of-a-kind journey celebrating the entire Wizarding World and includes some of the most iconic moments from the beloved books and films of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Upon entry, everyone is given an exhibition wristband for a personalized experience using best-in-class immersive design and technology. From selecting a Hogwarts house (either Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin) to picking your wand and Patronus, visitors will be able to create their own, uniquely magical moments while earning points for their house with each interactive activity.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition closes August 11, 2024, so now is the perfect time to visit.

 

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Gary Springer Remembers Shelley Duvall

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I loved Shelley Duvall. She very much changed my life and I am forever grateful. I was a young kid in NYC who luckily wound up in two movies – not that I wanted to be an actor – and decided I wanted to be a NY crew guy. Got cast in another film starring Shelley Duvall, Bud Cort, Dennis Christopher and Veronica Cartwright. Thought it was fun I still had the crew aspirations. Shelley became my instant best friend. She said ‘why don’t you come out to LA and stay with Patrick (Reynolds of tobacco fame) and me until you have to go back to school. I did. I spent 7 months living with Patrick and Shelley in a castle in the Hollywood Hills and then another 4 months rooming with Shelley until she called me one day from NY where she was filming “Annie Hall: and said, I think I’m going to sell the house and move in with Paul (Simon). I had to get my own place and spent the next nine years in LA as a working actor (including a television movie which also co-starred the editor of this publication). Shelley was my mentor, my love (platonically), my facilitator, my friend. I met so many people through her and experienced so much that I never would have. Her bringing me to LA for a couple of weeks changed my life completely. I quit acting and moved back to NY in 1982 to work with my dad, but Shelley and I stayed friends. She called me in 1984 and offered me a role in one of her Faerie Tale Theatre pieces (the last professional phone I had). We stayed friends. She moved to Texas and I visited. She had difficulties and I was her friend. I flew down to Texas bringing our friend Dennis Christopher last month to visit her and spoke to her twice last Sunday on her 75th birthday (one wonderful FaceTime). I loved Shelley Duvall and always will.

Shelley Alexis Duvall, inimitable actor, producer, and style icon, died in her sleep July 11, 2024  at her home in Blanco, Texas. She just turned 75 this past Sunday, July 7. Her longtime partner, Dan Gilroy was at her side. She is survived by Dan Gilroy and her three brothers her brothers Scott, Stewart and Shane.

“My dear, sweet, wonderful life, partner, and friend left us last night. Too much suffering lately, now she’s free. Fly away beautiful Shelley,” said Gilroy

She was born in Fort Worth on July 7, 1949, grew up in Houston, and returned to her Texas roots after successful decades in the Hollywood entertainment industry, Shelley was a brilliant and unique film actor and a visionary television producer.

She was first discovered in 1970 when she hosted a party to try and sell some of her husband, Bernard Sampson’s, paintings. Little did she know that crew members from a movie shoot in town were present and were captivated by her. Under the pretense of selling paintings, they brought her to meet the director, Robert Altman, and producer Lou Adler, who were blown away by her wonderfully quirky distinctiveness and cast her in the movie they were filming, “Brewster McCloud” opposite Bud Cort. In Shelley’s words: “I said, ‘don’t you want to buy any paintings?’ And they said: “No, we want you!’”

She continued working with Bob Altman on six more films such as Thieves Like Us, Nashville, Popeye, and Three Women, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Seeing her in that film inspired Stanley Kubrick to cast her in his film The Shining where Shelley’s harrowing performance is indelibly etched in film lore. Shelley had a one-of-a-kind look and manner—wide-eyed, toothy, skinny and gawky, but with her own beauty and elegance—that endeared her to industry pros and audiences alike. Beyond her striking looks, she was also a serious, dedicated, and admired dramatic and comedic actor. Shelley appeared in many other film and television roles from the 1970s, 80s, and into the 90s.

Behind the camera, Shelley also conceived and created groundbreaking TV fare through her Platypus Productions: she produced, hosted, and sometimes guest-starred in her Faerie Tale Theatre series, which also called upon the talents of her wide circle of notable actors, directors, and film veterans including Robin Williams, Eric Idle, Mick Jagger, Teri Garr, Jean Stapleton, Frank Zappa, Vincent Price, John Lithgow, Pam Dawber, James Earl Jones, Candy Clark, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Vadim, Tim Burton and so many more who would not usually have worked on a nascent cable channel show.

The Great American Tee Shirt book – with Paris wearing my Dog Day Afternoon shirt, with Dennis Christopher & Bud Cort

Faerie Tale Theatre’s one-hour adaptations of classic stories, followed up by her Tall Tales and Legends series, enchanted children and their elders through most of the 1980s (and live on to enchant in rerun heaven). She continued the streak with Nightmare Classics, Shelley Duvall’s Bedtime Stories, and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, garnering two Emmy nominations for Producer over the years.

Gary Springer and Shelly in Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Shelley, who had been called ‘The Texas Twiggy’ and, from film critic Pauline Kael, “The Female Buster Keaton,” was a frequent host on Saturday Night Live and during those heady late 70s and 80s was also known for dating the likes of Paul Simon and Ringo Starr.

Gary and Shelly on her birthday this year

In the mid-90s, Shelley found herself retreating from Hollywood and retiring from active production; successful though she had been as a star actor and producer. Then, her three-acre home in Studio City, which hosted a menagerie of birds, dogs, and other pets, was heavily damaged in the Northridge earthquake of 1994. Shelley and her partner since 1989, actor and musician Dan Gilroy, moved back to Texas to the small town of Blanco, near Austin, where the couple became a beloved part of the protective community. In recent years, Shelley has reconnected with some old friends and admirers from her Hollywood days while living a peaceful and quiet life in the Texas Hill Country.

Dan Gilroy, her brothers Scott, Stewart and Shane, friends and colleagues, the town of Blanco, and legions of fans mourn the passing of Shelley Duvall.

 

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Comic-Con Museum Presents Julien’s Auctions & TCM 2024 Spotlight Series: Harry Potter & Other Heroes

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On July 28th Comic-Con Museum Presents Julien’s Auctions & TCM 2024 Spotlight Series: Harry Potter & Other Heroes. William Shatner “Captain James T. Kirk” Long-Lost Legendary Phaser and Iconic Communicator from Star Trek Original TV Series Unveiled for the First Time in 50 Years at the Comic-Con Museum. Ryan Reynolds Deadpool & Wolverine Film Worn Shirt Crashes the Party. Collection of Iconic Character Wands Used by Daniel Radcliffe “Harry Potter,” Ralph Fiennes “Lord Voldemort,” Michael Gambon “Albus Dumbledore,” Plus, Gary Oldman “Sirius Black” Shackle Props, Slytherin House Robe & More. Chris Evans “Captain America” Original USO Shield Prop, X2 Storyboard Illustrations and Life-Size “Spider-Man” Madame Tussaud Display Figure. (Balboa Park) 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA Stunt Grapple Gun Prop, Batarang Prop, and Unused Cowl Prop


Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the ultimate destination for Hollywood memorabilia, are heading to the world’s greatest pop culture convention for their first co-branded event with the San Diego Comic Convention (Comic-Con International) / Comic-Con Museum! “Comic-Con Museum Presents Julien’s Auctions & TCM 2024 Spotlight Series: Harry Potter & Other Heroes” kicks off today with an exclusive two-week exhibition featuring a collection of the most instantly recognizable props, production material and memorabilia from the epic sagas of the Harry Potter, Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Comics franchises that will be offered at a live and online auction presented by Julien’s Auctions Sunday, July 28th at Comic-Con Museum. Adding to the excitement of this exhibition will be the appearance of two extraordinary and important artifacts from Star Trek history long forgotten and believed to have been lost: William Shatner’s legendary phaser and communicator used in his iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek television series. Both props (conservative estimate: $100,000-$200,000 each) will be heading to Julien’s and TCM’s Hollywood auction this fall where they are expected to break world records at auction. They will make their first appearance to the public in over 50 years at this exclusive exhibition at the Comic-Con Museum. Crashing this party of heroes will be Ryan Reynolds “Ryan Gosling” button down shirt worn by the Hollywood legend in his iconic role as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in the highly anticipated blockbuster of the summer, Marvel’s Deadpool & Wolverine.

Comic-Con Museum,  is a division of San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and support of public presentations, conventions, exhibits, museums, and other public outreach activities which celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con (the premier comics convention of its kind in the world), SDCC organizes the Anaheim-based WonderCon each spring and the SAM: Storytelling Across Media symposium in the fall. On the web: comic-conmuseum.org, Facebook.com/ComicConMuseum, and follow us on X (@ComicConMuseum) and Instagram (@comicconmuseum).

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents classic films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting “Where Then Meets Now.” TCM features insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. With three decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials and Reframed along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through popular events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise. In addition, TCM produces the wildly successful podcast “The Plot Thickens,” which has had more than 9 million downloads to date. TCM hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app. Fans can also enjoy a classic movie experience on the TCM hub on Max.

Julien’s, exist to bring those moments back into your life through iconic artifacts and one-of-a-kind collections. Whether collaborating directly with artists, partnering with legendary estates, or working closely with discerning collectors, our auctions make culture pop with the promise of discovery and reconnection. From Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ringo Starr to Lady Gaga, Banksy, and Kurt Cobain-from LA to the world, we are where originals find their kind.

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