Morgan Neville, Eugene Jarecki and Gary Hustwit Among Filmmakers Invited to Join The Academy

By Jamie Maleszka

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s list of people invited to join their organization, which among other responsibilities and perks allows them to vote in each year’s Academy Awards. You can view all 271 invitees over at HitFix, but for the purposes of this site here are the ones who work in nonfiction, many of whom specialize in more than one area.

Congrats to everyone below!

Documentary Branch

Malcolm Clarke (Director/Writer/Producer) — Winner this year for the short The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life and previously a winner in 1989 for the short You Don’t Have to Die and a nominee in 2003 for the feature Prisoner of Paradise.

Dan Cogan (Producer) — Executive produced Oscar nominees How to Survive a Plague and Hell and Back Again.

Kief Davidson (Director/Writer/Editor/Producer) — Oscar nominee in 2013 for Open Heart. His new film, Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary comes out this year.

Daniel Geller (Director/Writer/Editor/Cinematographer/Producer) — Co-director of Ballets Russes and this year’s The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.

Dayna Goldfine (Director/Writer/Editor/Producer) — Co-director of Ballets Russes and this year’s The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.

Julie Goldman (Producer/Director) — Producer of Buck, God Loves Uganda and this year’s The Great Invisible.

Sam Green (Director/Editor/Producer/Writer) — Oscar nominee in 2003 for The Weather Underground and director of the new live doc The Measure of All Things.

Gary Hustwit (Producer/Director) — Director of the design trilogy, including Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized.

Eugene Jarecki (Director/Writer/Producer) — Director of The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Why We Fight and The House I Live In.

Brian Johnson (Editor) — Editor of the 2000 nominee Buena Vista Social Club and this year’s TCM special And the Oscar Goes To…

Ross Kauffman (Producer/Cinematographer/Director) — Winner in 2005 for Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids and co-director of this year’s E-Team.

Morgan Neville (Producer/Director/Writer) — This year’s feature doc winner for 20 Feet From Stardom.

Matthew O’Neill (Producer/Cinematographer/Director) — Oscar nominee in 2010 for the short China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Provence and in 2013 for the short Redemption.

Rithy Panh (Director/Writer/Producer) — Nominee this year in the foreign language category for The Missing Picture.

Lucy Massie Phenix (Editor/Producer/Director/Cinematographer) — Editor of the 1999 feature nominee Regret to Inform.

Enat Sidi (Editor) — Editor of the 2007 nominee Jesus Camp.

Molly Thompson (Producer) — Producer of the 2007 nominee Jesus Camp and this year’s films The Unknown Known and Happy Valley.

Cynthia Wade (Cinematographer/Director/Producer) — Winner in 2008 for the short Freeheld and a nominee last year for the short Mondays at Racine.

Cinematographers Branch

Sean Bobbitt — Director of photography for this year’s Best Picture winner, 12 Years a Slave, and the 2010 doc Crack House USA.

James Neihouse — Director of photography for 1981 short doc nominee The Eruption of Mount St. Helens! and IMAX films including Space Station 3D and Hubble 3D.

Bradford Young — Co-cinematographer on the doc Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.

Edtors Branch

Tatiana S. Riegel — One of the editors of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.

Joe Walker — Editor of Life in a Day.

John Wilson — Editor of the Peter Greenaway docs Four American Composers, Terence Conran and Inside Rooms.

Directors Branch

Jay Duplass — Director of the 2011 short Kevin.

Mark Duplass — Executive producer of the 2011 short Kevin.

Denis Villeneuve — Director of the 1994 short REW-FFWD.

Producers Branch

Dana Brunetti — Producer of Shakespeare High.

Sean Furst — Producer of I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale.

Nicola Giuliano — Producer of The Mouth of the Wolf and The Human Cargo.

Preston Holmes — Producer of the 2005 nominee Tupac: Resurrection.

Anthony Katagas — Producer of William Eggleston in the Real World.

Stephen Nemeth — Director of Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’ and co-producer of Dogtown and Z-Boys.

John H. Williams — Executive producer of Arethra Franklin: The Queen of Soul and George Gershwin Remembered.

Music Branch

Earl Ghaffari — Editor of The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years and music editor for Hype! and Earth.

Steve Jablonski — Composer of the score for Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield.

Steven Price — Music editor for Earth and additional composer for Marley.

Eddie Vedder — Composer of songs for Body of War who also appears in Pearl Jam Twenty, Hype!, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, West of Memphis, Slacker Uprising, Last Party 2000, Made in America and The People Speak.

Actors Branch

Lupita Nyong’o — Director and producer of In My Genes.

Chris Rock — Writer, producer and star of the doc Good Hair.

Executive Branch

Kim Roth — Executive producer of Inside Deep Throat.

John Sloss — Executive producer of Oscar winner The Fog of War.