After so many comments on the insufficient attention paid to diversity, including at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the board of this organisation has decided become more diverse by including 683 new members, 46% of which are women. To widen the Academy’s point of view, 283 new members come from outside the US, including South Korea, Vietnam, Morocco, Denmark or Argentina.
So we congratulate the brilliant filmmakers and documentary producers/filmmaker who have been invited, including EWA’s president Isabel Coixet.
50 women directors out of 91 (54.9%)
Maren Ade, Lexi Alexander, Haifaa al-Mansour, Ana Lily Amirpour, Amma Asante, Katie Aselton, Anna Boden,Catherine Breillat, Isabel Coixet, Julie Dash, Tamra Davis, Cheryl Duny, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Valerie Faris, Shana Feste, Hannah Fidell, Anne Fletcher, Anne Fontaine, Nicole Garcia, Sarah Gavron, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Sanaa Hamri, Mia Hansen-Løve, Mary Harron, Marielle Heller, Naomi Kawase, Patty Jenkins, Karyn Kusama, So Yong Kim, Phyllida Lloyd, Julia Loktev, Ami Canaan Mann, Lucrecia Martel, Ursula Meier, Deepa Mehta, Rebecca Miller, Karen Moncrieff, Anna Muylaert, Maria Novaro, Lucía Puenzo, Lynne Ramsay, Dee Rees, Patricia Riggen, Patricia Rozema, Marjane Satrapi, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Margarethe von Trotta, Lana and Lily Wachowski.
And 25 out of 52 documentary filmmakers/producers (48%)
Joslyn Barnes, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Rachel Boynton, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Margaret Brown, Nancy Buirski, Maro Chermayeff, Ramona S. Diaz, Judith Helfand, Amy Hobby, Kirsten Johnson, Aviva Kempner, Anita Lee, Shola Lynch, Amanda Micheli, Emiko Omori, Dawn Porter, Gini Reticker, Jessica Sanders, Azin Samari, Regina Scully, Signe Byrge Sørensen Dk, Trinh T. Minh-ha Vietnam, Jean Tsien HK, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.
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