2013 New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2013.


Academy Invites 276 to Membership
Beverly Hills, CA (June 28, 2013)
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Executives: Dean C. Hallett
Members-at-Large: Lori Furie
Public Relations: Theresa Cross
Public Relations: John G. Sabel
Associates: Markham L. Goldstein
Associates: Gregory S. Laemmle
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Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development, as well as his role on Valerie. He was born in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...
“ Actors: Jason Bateman – "Up in the Air," "Juno" ” - dan_dassow
“ Actors: Miriam Colon – "City of Hope," "Scarface" ” - dan_dassow
Rosario Dawson
Actress, Sin City
This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division, which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy, urban filming that dates back to 1995 when she was only sixteen...
“ Actors: Rosario Dawson – "Rent," "Frank Miller's Sin City" ” - dan_dassow
“ Actors: Kimberly Elise – "For Colored Girls," "Beloved" ” - dan_dassow
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt – "Lincoln," "The Dark Knight Rises" ” - dan_dassow
“ Actors: Charles Grodin – "Midnight Run," "The Heartbreak Kid" ” - dan_dassow
Rebecca Hall
Actress, The Prestige
Rebecca Hall was born in London, UK, the daughter of Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Maria Ewing, an opera singer. Her father is English. Her mother, who is American, is of Dutch, Scottish, Sioux, and African American origin. Her parents separated when she was still young...
“ Actors: Rebecca Hall – "Iron Man 3," "The Town" ” - dan_dassow
Lance Henriksen
Actor, Aliens
An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope...
“ Actors: Lance Henriksen – "Aliens," "The Terminator" ” - dan_dassow
“ Actors: Jack Huston – "Not Fade Away," "Factory Girl" ” - dan_dassow
Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet, and the Resident Evil franchise. Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich was born on December 17...
“ Actors: Milla Jovovich – "Resident Evil," "Chaplin" ” - dan_dassow
Lucy Liu
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
“ Actors: Lucy Liu – "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," "Chicago" ” - dan_dassow
Jennifer Lopez
Actress, Out of Sight
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of the South Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez, a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer always dreamed of being a multi-tasking superstar...
“ Actors: Jennifer Lopez – "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Selena" ” - dan_dassow
Alma Martinez
Alma's debut in Luis Valdez, American film classic Zoot Suit launched a prolific film career that in 2013 led to her induction into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Shortly after Zoot Suit, Australian director Fred Schepisi cast her in his American film debut Barbarosa with Willie Nelson and Gary Busey...
“ Actors: Alma Martinez – "Born in East L.A.," "Under Fire" ” - dan_dassow
Emily Mortimer
English actress Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer was born in Hammersmith, London, England, to writer and barrister Sir John Mortimer and his second wife, Penelope (née Gollop). She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in West London, and it was whilst there she began acting. Mortimer moved on from school to Lincoln College...
“ Actors: Emily Mortimer – "Hugo," "Lars and the Real Girl" ” - dan_dassow
Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal...
“ Actors: Sandra Oh – "Rabbit Hole," "Sideways" ” - dan_dassow
Paula Patton
Paula Patton was born in Los Angeles, California, to Joyce (Vanraden) and Charles Patton. Her father is African-American and her mother, who is caucasian, has German, English, and Dutch ancestry. Her family lived across the street from the 20th Century Fox lot when she was growing up and she was a fan of films from her earliest years...
“ Actors: Paula Patton – "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" ” - dan_dassow
Michael Peña
Peña was born and raised in Chicago, to Nicolasa, a social worker, and Eleuterio Peña, who worked at a button factory. His parents were originally from Mexico, his mother from Charcas in San Luis Potosí and his father from Villa Purificación in Jalisco. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II...
“ Actors: Michael Peña – "End of Watch," "Crash" ” - dan_dassow
Emmanuelle Riva
Actress, Amour
An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred [Alfredo] Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress since she was six...
“ Actors: Emmanuelle Riva – "Amour," "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" ” - dan_dassow
“ Actors: Jason Schwartzman – "Moonrise Kingdom," "Rushmore" ” - dan_dassow
“ Actors: Geno Silva – "Mulholland Drive," "Amistad" ” - dan_dassow
Danny Trejo
Actor, Machete
Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses...
“ Actors: Danny Trejo – "Machete," "Heat" ” - dan_dassow
Chris Tucker
At one point in time, Chris Tucker was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Louise (Bryant) and Norris Tucker, who owned a janitorial service. After graduating from high school, Tucker made a change to move to Hollywood from Georgia to pursue a career in show business...
“ Actors: Chris Tucker – "Silver Linings Playbook," "Rush Hour" ” - dan_dassow
Luca Bigazzi
Cinematographer, La grande bellezza
“ Cinematographers: Luca Bigazzi – "This Must Be the Place," "Certified Copy" ” - dan_dassow
“ Cinematographers: Benoît Delhomme – "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," "The Proposition" ” - dan_dassow
Simon Duggan
Cinematographer, The Great Gatsby
“ Cinematographers: Simon Duggan – "The Great Gatsby," "Killer Elite" ” - dan_dassow
Greig Fraser
Cinematographer, Foxcatcher
“ Cinematographers: Greig Fraser – "Zero Dark Thirty," "Snow White and the Huntsman" ” - dan_dassow
“ Cinematographers: Jonathan Freeman – "Remember Me," "Fifty Dead Men Walking" ” - dan_dassow
Greg Gardiner
Cinematographer, Men in Black II
“ Cinematographers: Greg Gardiner – "Race to Witch Mountain," "Elf" ” - dan_dassow
Eric Gautier
Cinematographer, Into the Wild
“ Cinematographers: Eric Gautier – "Into the Wild," "The Motorcycle Diaries" ” - dan_dassow
“ Cinematographers: Agnès Godard – "Sister," "Beau Travail" ” - dan_dassow
Eduard Grau
Cinematographer, Buried
“ Cinematographers: Eduard Grau – "Buried," "A Single Man" ” - dan_dassow
Jess Hall
Cinematographer, Hot Fuzz
Jess Hall was born on March 16, 1971 in England. He is known for his work on Hot Fuzz (2007), Grindhouse (2007), The Spectacular Now (2014) and Transcendence (2014). He attended Saint Martins School of Art and New York University where he studied film and fine art. He has been married to Radha Singh since 1997...
“ Cinematographers: Jess Hall – "The Spectacular Now," "Brideshead Revisited" ” - dan_dassow
Fred Kelemen
Cinematographer, A torinói ló
Born in Berlin (West) Fred Kelemen studied painting, music, philosophy, science of religions and theatre sciences and worked in different theatres as a director's assistant before he began his studies at the German Film & TV Academy Berlin (dffb) in 1989. Since that time, he has made a number of films...
“ Cinematographers: Fred Kelemen – "The Turin Horse," "The Man from London" ” - dan_dassow
“ Cinematographers: Mark Lee Ping Bing – "Norwegian Wood," "In the Mood for Love" ” - dan_dassow
Reed Morano
Cinematographer, Frozen River
“ Cinematographers: Reed Morano – "Little Birds," "Frozen River" ” - dan_dassow
“ Cinematographers: Oleg Mutu – "Beyond the Hills," "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" ” - dan_dassow
Alex Nepomniaschy
Cinematographer, Narc
“ Cinematographers: Alex Nepomniaschy – "Narc," "Safe" ” - dan_dassow
Christian Sebaldt
Cinematographer, Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Christian is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Visual Effects Society and others. Raised in Munich, Germany, his first serious exposure to the film industry was as a trainee at the Bavaria Studios and Lab in Munich...
“ Cinematographers: Christian Sebaldt – "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Race to Space" ” - dan_dassow
Ben Seresin
Cinematographer, World War Z
“ Cinematographers: Ben Seresin – "World War Z," "Unstoppable" ” - dan_dassow
Adam Stone
Cinematographer, Mud
“ Cinematographers: Adam Stone – "Mud," "Take Shelter" ” - dan_dassow
Checco Varese
Cinematographer, The 33
Checco Varese, ASC (Director of Photography) shot the soon to be released feature, THE 33, directed by Patricia Riggen and starring Antonio Banderas, Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche and Rodrigo Santoro. Shot entirely on location in Chile's stunning Atacama desert and deep within the mines of Colombia...
“ Cinematographers: Checco Varese – "Girl in Progress," "The Aura" ” - dan_dassow
Kenneth Zunder
Cinematographer, Judging Amy
“ Cinematographers: Ken Zunder – "Bending the Rules," "That's What I Am" ” - dan_dassow
Paco Delgado
Costume Designer, Les Misérables
“ Costume Designers: Paco Delgado – "Les Misérables," "Biutiful" ” - dan_dassow
Sophie De Rakoff
Costume Designer, Legally Blonde
“ Costume Designers: Sophie de Rakoff – "This Means War," "Legally Blonde" ” - dan_dassow
Carlo Poggioli
Costume Designer, Divergent
Carlo Poggioli studied stage and costume design at the Istituto D'Arte and The Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. After completing his studies, Poggioli worked in Rome as assistant designer for some of the most important Italian costume designers such as Gabriella Pescucci, Piero Tosi, Maurizio Millenotti...
“ Costume Designers: Carlo Poggioli – "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Cold Mountain" ” - dan_dassow
Lori A. Balton
Location Management, Inception
Lori Balton is the first location professional to be invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She joined the Designers' Branch in 2013. A founding member of the Location Managers Guild International, Balton served as President from 2008 through 2013. With a BS from Cornell, and an MS from Boston University, Balton's career as a location professional spans four decades...
“ Designers: Lori Balton – "Argo," "The Dark Knight Rises" ” - dan_dassow
Judy Becker
Production Designer, American Hustle
“ Designers: Judy Becker – "Silver Linings Playbook," "The Fighter" ” - dan_dassow
“ Designers: Simon Bright – "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Avatar" ” - dan_dassow
Martin Charles
Art Department, The Avengers
“ Designers: Martin T. Charles – "Marvel's The Avengers," "The Artist" ” - dan_dassow
“ Designers: David M. Crank – "The Master," "Lincoln" ” - dan_dassow
Stefan Dechant
Art Department, Forrest Gump
“ Designers: Stefan Paul Dechant – "Oz The Great and Powerful," "True Grit" ” - dan_dassow
“ Designers: Tracey A. Doyle – "The Muppets," "21" ” - dan_dassow
“ Designers: Anna Lynch-Robinson – "Les Misérables," "An Education" ” - dan_dassow
Maria Nay
Set Decorator, Ray
“ Designers: Maria Nay – "Identity Thief," "Ray" ” - dan_dassow
“ Designers: David Smith – "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "The Holiday" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Nikolaj Arcel – "A Royal Affair," "Truth about Men" ” - dan_dassow
Ava DuVernay
Writer, 13th
A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which included My Mic Sounds Nice (2010) which aired on BET...
“ Directors: Ava DuVernay* – "Middle of Nowhere," "I Will Follow" ” - dan_dassow
Paul Feig
Actor, Spy
“ Directors: Paul Feig – "The Heat," "Bridesmaids" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Catherine Hardwicke – "Twilight," "Thirteen" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Kirk Jones – "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Waking Ned Devine" ” - dan_dassow
Ken Kwapis
Director, One Mississippi
Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director who has moved easily between the worlds of feature filmmaking and television directing. He most recently directed the Warner Bros. comedy "License to Wed" starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. He previously directed "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," a film adaptation of Ann Brashares' best-selling novel...
“ Directors: Ken Kwapis – "Big Miracle," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" ” - dan_dassow
Pablo Larraín
Director, Jackie
Born in Santiago in 1976, Pablo Larraín is, along with Sebastián Lelio, Chile's greatest movie director as well as a major producer (through his Fabula company). Not for the weak-hearted, his films are straightforward, generally aggressive and interspersed with violence. They paint a hard-hitting portrait of his country...
“ Directors: Pablo Larraín – "No," "Tony Manero" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Steve McQueen – "Shame," "Hunger" ” - dan_dassow
Kim Nguyen
Director, Rebelle
“ Directors: Kim Nguyen – "War Witch (Rebelle)," "City of Shadows" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Jafar Panahi* – "This Is Not a Film," "The Circle" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Todd Phillips – "The Hangover," "Old School" ” - dan_dassow
Joachim Rønning
Director, Kon-Tiki
Growing up in the eighties in Sandefjord, a small town south of Oslo, Norway, Joachim Rønning spent his free time making short films with his dad's 30 pounds home video camera - one of the few burdens for being the first of the video generation. In 1992 he attended Stockholm Film School in Sweden - graduating in 1994...
“ Directors: Joachim Rønning – "Kon-Tiki," "Max Manus" ” - dan_dassow
“ Directors: Espen Sandberg – "Kon-Tiki," "Max Manus" ” - dan_dassow
Tim Story
Director, Fantastic Four
Timothy Kevin Story was born on March 13, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. Attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California with jazz pianist Eric Reed and actresses Regina King and Nia Long. Graduated from USC film school.
“ Directors: Tim Story – "Think Like a Man," "Fantastic Four" ” - dan_dassow
Benh Zeitlin
Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a film-maker at the tender age of 6 years when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film...
“ Directors: Benh Zeitlin – "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Glory at Sea" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Orlando Bagwell – "Citizen King," "Malcolm X: Make It Plain" ” - dan_dassow
Rebecca Cammisa
Producer, Which Way Home
In 2003, Rebecca Cammisa founded Documentress Films, teamed up with Mr. Mudd Productions, and began developing the 2010 OSCAR-nominated documentary, "Which Way Home," for which she received a 2006 Fulbright Fellowship for Filmmaking. "Which Way Home" aired on HBO and was nominated for a 2010 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary...
“ Documentary: Rebecca Cammisa – "God Is the Bigger Elvis," "Which Way Home" ” - dan_dassow
Yung Chang
Director, Up the Yangtze
Yung Chang is a Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal. He has a degree in film production from Montreal's Concordia University and has studied the Meisner technique at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. He has lived and worked in the United States and traveled extensively throughout China. Yung Chang...
“ Documentary: Yung Chang – "China Heavyweight," "Up the Yangtze" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Michael Chin – "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple," "In the Shadow of the Stars" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Christine Choy – "In the Name of the Emperor," "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Bonni Cohen – "The Island President," "Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Eduardo Coutinho – "As Canções," "Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Twenty Years Later)" ” - dan_dassow
Miriam Cutler
Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses. In June, 2013, Miriam was chosen by her peers to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Documentary Branch. In 2014 she was also invited to represent Documentary Film abroad for the US State Department's Program...
“ Documentary: Miriam Cutler – "Kings Point," "Ethel" ” - dan_dassow
Andrea Nix
Producer, War Dance
“ Documentary: Andrea Nix Fine – "Inocente," "War/Dance" ” - dan_dassow
Sean Fine
Producer, War Dance
“ Documentary: Sean Fine – "Inocente," "War/Dance" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Robert Frank – *beep* Blues," "Pull My Daisy" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: William Greaves – "Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey," "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Lauren Greenfield – "The Queen of Versailles," "Thin" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Patricio Guzmán – "Nostalgia for the Light," "The Battle of Chile" ” - dan_dassow
Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam
Sound Department, Amadeus
“ Documentary: Vivien Hillgrove – "Symphony of the Soil," "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Heddy Honigmann – "El Olvido (Oblivion)," "Crazy" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Vikram Jayanti – "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," "Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Peter Kinoy – "Poverty Outlaw," "When the Mountains Tremble" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Claude Lanzmann – "Le Rapport Karski (The Karski Report)," "Shoah" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Kim Longinotto – "Rough Aunties," "Sisters in Law" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Stanley Nelson – "Freedom Riders," "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Jehane Noujaim – "Control Room," "Startup.com" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – "Transgenders: Pakistan's Open Secret," "Saving Face" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Marcel Ophuls – "Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie," "The Sorrow and the Pity" ” - dan_dassow
José Padilha
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura.
“ Documentary: José Padilha – "Secrets of the Tribe," "Bus 174 (Ônibus 174)" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Jafar Panahi* – "This Is Not a Film," "The Circle" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Elise Pearlstein – "Last Call at the Oasis," "Food, Inc." ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Raoul Peck – "Fatal Assistance (Assistance Mortelle)," "Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète" ” - dan_dassow
“ Documentary: Kevin Rafferty – "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29," "The Atomic Cafe" ” - dan_dassow
J. Ralph
J. Ralph (American born; 1975) is an Academy Award® nominated composer, social activist, producer and singer/songwriter from New York City. He is the founder of the internationally award winning music production company The Rumor Mill, and has written and produced the music for numerous Grammy winning artists...
“ Documentary: J. Ralph* – "Chasing Ice," "Man on Wire" ” - dan_dassow