REG is among the 176 invited to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.
Other well-known actors include Simon Baker (Margin Call, L.A. Confidential), Sean Bean (Flightplan, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Tom Berenger (Inception, Platoon), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Back-Up Plan) and Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer, A Time to Kill).
According to Academy President Tom Sherak, "These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry. I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member."
Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003. New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.
To see the full list of 176, click this link.