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You’ve written an outstanding American period drama based on a poignant true story that serves as a stark commentary on current social issues, and I bet you’re pretty darn proud of yourself, aren’t you? Well you can wipe that smirk off your face, because you have only just begun your long and painful journey to the Dolby Theatre. In order to turn your script into an actual film you need actual people to make it, and if you want to win an Oscar it is imperative to pick the right cast and crew.

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Part II: Cast & Crew

To illustrate my first point I draw your attention to this La Times article from February 2012 (just before the last awards). The Academy do not publish membership statistics so this is the most thorough and recent breakdown of its kind that you will find. You can see that roughly »

- Liam Heffernan

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