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

by dan_dassow | created - 29 Jun 2013 | updated - 04 Aug 2013 | Public

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) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Also see: New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors 2012–2013 2013–2014

Not found on IMDb: Executives: [link=http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/5449317/hallett-head-fox-finances ]Dean C. Hallett[/link] Members-at-Large: [link=http://www.yatedo.com/p/Lori+Furie/normal/a8639fc2df584a38d36e75d59c74936f ]Lori Furie[/link] Public Relations: Theresa Cross Public Relations: John G. Sabel Associates: Markham L. Goldstein Associates: Gregory S. Laemmle Associates: Kimberly Snyder

1. Jason Bateman

Actor | Arrested Development

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor, known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003), as well as his role on Valerie (1986).

He was born in Rye, New York. His father, Kent Bateman, from a Utah-based family, is a film and television director...

Actors: Jason Bateman – "Up in the Air," "Juno"

2. Miriam Colon

Actress | Scarface

Miriam Colon was born on August 20, 1936 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Miriam Colon Valle. She was an actress, known for Scarface (1983), Sabrina (1995) and Goal! The Dream Begins (2005). She was married to Fred Valle and George Paul Edgar. She died on March 3, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

Actors: Miriam Colon – "City of Hope," "Scarface"

3. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

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 (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

Actors: Rosario Dawson – "Rent," "Frank Miller's Sin City"

4. Kimberly Elise

Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kimberly Elise Trammel. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and John Q (2002). She was previously married to Maurice Oldham.

Actors: Kimberly Elise – "For Colored Girls," "Beloved"

5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor | Inception

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has completed production on the untitled Henry Joost/Ariel Schulman sci-fi film for Netflix in which he stars opposite Jamie Foxx and on the independent thriller, 7500, written and directed by Patrick Vollarth. Among his other projects, he is in development on a variety of ...

Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt – "Lincoln," "The Dark Knight Rises"

6. Charles Grodin

Actor | Midnight Run

Charles Grodin was born on April 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Grodinsky. He is an actor and writer, known for Midnight Run (1988), King Kong (1976) and Dave (1993). He has been married to Elissa Durwood since July 1983. They have one child. He was previously married to Julia...

Actors: Charles Grodin – "Midnight Run," "The Heartbreak Kid"

7. Rebecca Hall

Actress | Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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...

Actors: Rebecca Hall – "Iron Man 3," "The Town"

8. Lance Henriksen

Actor | Hard Target

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...

Actors: Lance Henriksen – "Aliens," "The Terminator"

9. Jack Huston

Actor | Kill Your Darlings

Jack Huston was born on December 7, 1982 in London, England as Jack Alexander Huston. He is an actor, known for Kill Your Darlings (2013), Ben-Hur (2016) and Outlander (2008).

Actors: Jack Huston – "Not Fade Away," "Factory Girl"

10. Milla Jovovich

Actress | The Fifth Element

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 (1997), Ultraviolet (2006), and the Resident Evil (2002) franchise.

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich ...

Actors: Milla Jovovich – "Resident Evil," "Chaplin"

11. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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. ...

Actors: Lucy Liu – "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," "Chicago"

12. Jennifer Lopez

Actress | Gigli

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in the The Bronx, New York City. Her parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met ...

Actors: Jennifer Lopez – "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Selena"

13. Alma Martinez

Actress | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Alma's debut in Luis Valdez' American film classic Zoot Suit (1981) 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 (1981), Australian director Fred Schepisi cast her in his American film debut Barbarosa...

Actors: Alma Martinez – "Born in East L.A.," "Under Fire"

14. Emily Mortimer

Actress | Mary Poppins Returns

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 ...

Actors: Emily Mortimer – "Hugo," "Lars and the Real Girl"

15. Sandra Oh

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

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, Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet ...

Actors: Sandra Oh – "Rabbit Hole," "Sideways"

16. Paula Patton

Actress | Precious

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 ...

Actors: Paula Patton – "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

17. Michael Peña

Actor | American Hustle

Michael 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. After graduating from high school, he went to an open casting call for the Peter Bogdanovich feature To Sir, with Love II (1996), ...

Actors: Michael Peña – "End of Watch," "Crash"

18. 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 ...

Actors: Emmanuelle Riva – "Amour," "Hiroshima, Mon Amour"

19. Jason Schwartzman

Actor | Rushmore

Jason Schwartzman was born on June 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jason Francesco Schwartzman. He has been married to Brady Cunningham since July 11, 2009. They have two children.

Actors: Jason Schwartzman – "Moonrise Kingdom," "Rushmore"

20. Geno Silva

Actor | A Man Apart

Geno Silva was born on January 20, 1948. He is an actor, known for A Man Apart (2003), Scarface (1983) and 1941 (1979). He is married to Pam Silva. They have one child.

Actors: Geno Silva – "Mulholland Drive," "Amistad"

21. 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 ...

Actors: Danny Trejo – "Machete," "Heat"

22. Chris Tucker

Actor | Rush Hour 2

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 ...

Actors: Chris Tucker – "Silver Linings Playbook," "Rush Hour"

23. Luca Bigazzi

Cinematographer | La grande bellezza

Luca Bigazzi was born in 1958 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on The Great Beauty (2013), Youth (2015) and This Must Be the Place (2011).

Cinematographers: Luca Bigazzi – "This Must Be the Place," "Certified Copy"

24. Benoît Delhomme

Cinematographer | At Eternity's Gate

Benoît Delhomme was born in 1961 in France. He is known for his work on At Eternity's Gate (2018), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Lawless (2012).

Cinematographers: Benoît Delhomme – "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," "The Proposition"

25. Simon Duggan

Cinematographer | The Great Gatsby

Simon Duggan was born on May 13, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a cinematographer, known for The Great Gatsby (2013), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and I, Robot (2004).

Cinematographers: Simon Duggan – "The Great Gatsby," "Killer Elite"

26. Greig Fraser

Cinematographer | Foxcatcher

Greig Fraser was born on October 3, 1975 in Melbourne, Australia. He is known for his work on Foxcatcher (2014), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012).

Cinematographers: Greig Fraser – "Zero Dark Thirty," "Snow White and the Huntsman"

27. Jonathan Freeman

Cinematographer | Game of Thrones

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2010.

Cinematographers: Jonathan Freeman – "Remember Me," "Fifty Dead Men Walking"

28. Greg Gardiner

Cinematographer | Race to Witch Mountain

Greg Gardiner was born in New York, New York, USA as Gregory B. Gardiner. He is known for his work on Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Men in Black II (2002) and To Live and Die in L.A. (1985).

Cinematographers: Greg Gardiner – "Race to Witch Mountain," "Elf"

29. Eric Gautier

Cinematographer | Into the Wild

Member of the Association Française des directeurs de photographie Cinématographique (AFC).

Cinematographers: Eric Gautier – "Into the Wild," "The Motorcycle Diaries"

30. Agnès Godard

Cinematographer | Beau travail

Agnès Godard was born in 1951 in France. She is known for her work on Beau travail (1999), Home (2008) and Friday Night (2002).

Cinematographers: Agnès Godard – "Sister," "Beau Travail"

31. Eduard Grau

Cinematographer | Buried

Eduard Grau was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is known for his work on Buried (2010), A Single Man (2009) and Suffragette (2015).

Cinematographers: Eduard Grau – "Buried," "A Single Man"

32. Jess Hall

Cinematographer | Transcendence

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 ...

Cinematographers: Jess Hall – "The Spectacular Now," "Brideshead Revisited"

33. Fred Kelemen

Cinematographer | Abendland

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 ...

Cinematographers: Fred Kelemen – "The Turin Horse," "The Man from London"

34. Ping Bin Lee

Cinematographer | Faa yeung nin wa

Ping Bin Lee was born in 1954 in Taiwan. He is known for his work on In the Mood for Love (2000), The Assassin (2015) and Norwegian Wood (2010).

Cinematographers: Mark Lee Ping Bing – "Norwegian Wood," "In the Mood for Love"

35. Reed Morano

Director | The Handmaid's Tale

Reed Morano was born on April 15, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is known for directing and executive producing the pilot and episodes 1 & 2 of The Handmaid's Tale (2017) as well as directing the feature film, Meadowland (2015). As a cinematographer, Reed is known for her work on Lemonade (2016)...

Cinematographers: Reed Morano – "Little Birds," "Frozen River"

36. Oleg Mutu

Cinematographer | 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

Has Romanian citizenship.

Cinematographers: Oleg Mutu – "Beyond the Hills," "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"

37. Alex Nepomniaschy

Cinematographer | Narc

Alex Nepomniaschy was born in 1955 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR. He is known for his work on Narc (2002), Never Been Kissed (1999) and The Americans (2013).

Cinematographers: Alex Nepomniaschy – "Narc," "Safe"

38. Christian Sebaldt

Cinematographer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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 ...

Cinematographers: Christian Sebaldt – "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Race to Space"

39. Ben Seresin

Cinematographer | Unstoppable

Ben Seresin was born in New Zealand. He is known for his work on Unstoppable (2010), World War Z (2013) and The Mummy (2017).

Cinematographers: Ben Seresin – "World War Z," "Unstoppable"

40. Adam Stone

Cinematographer | Take Shelter

Cinematographers: Adam Stone – "Mud," "Take Shelter"

41. Checco Varese

Cinematographer | El aura

Director of Photography Bio

Checco Varese, ASC recently wrapped It: Chapter Two for director Andy Muschietti, the sequel to last year's box office hit. He also shot the first season of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Amazon's new take on Tom Clancy's beloved fictional CIA agent, with John Krasinski starring...

Cinematographers: Checco Varese – "Girl in Progress," "The Aura"

42. Kenneth Zunder

Camera_department | The Running Man

Kenneth Zunder is known for his work on The Running Man (1987), Brooklyn Bridge (1991) and The Good Son (1993).

Cinematographers: Ken Zunder – "Bending the Rules," "That's What I Am"

43. Paco Delgado

Costume_designer | Les Misérables

Paco Delgado was born in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain as Francisco Delgado López. He is known for his work on Les Misérables (2012), The Danish Girl (2015) and The Skin I Live In (2011).

Costume Designers: Paco Delgado – "Les Misérables," "Biutiful"

44. Sophie De Rakoff

Costume_designer | Legally Blonde

Sophie De Rakoff was born in June 1969 in London, England. She is a costume designer, known for Legally Blonde (2001), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) and The Bounty Hunter (2010).

Costume Designers: Sophie de Rakoff – "This Means War," "Legally Blonde"

45. Carlo Poggioli

Costume_designer | The Young Pope

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 ...

Costume Designers: Carlo Poggioli – "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Cold Mountain"

46. Lori A. Balton

Location_management | Heat

As the first location professional invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balton joined the Designers' Branch in 2013. Winner of four COLAs (California On Location Awards), and the 2017 LMGI Honorary Trailblazer Award, she is a founding member of the LMGI (Location ...

Designers: Lori Balton – "Argo," "The Dark Knight Rises"

47. Judy Becker

Production_designer | American Hustle

Judy Becker is known for her work on American Hustle (2013), Carol (2015) and Brokeback Mountain (2005). She is married to Michael Taylor.

Designers: Judy Becker – "Silver Linings Playbook," "The Fighter"

48. Simon Bright

Art_director | King Kong

Simon Bright is known for his work on King Kong (2005), Avatar (2009) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Designers: Simon Bright – "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Avatar"

49. Martin Charles

Art_department | The Artist

Martin Charles is known for his work on The Artist (2011), Minority Report (2002) and Frost/Nixon (2008).

Designers: Martin T. Charles – "Marvel's The Avengers," "The Artist"

50. David Crank

Production_designer | The Master

David Crank is an art director and production designer, known for The Master (2012), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Inherent Vice (2014).

Designers: David M. Crank – "The Master," "Lincoln"

51. Stefan Dechant

Art_director | Avatar

Designers: Stefan Paul Dechant – "Oz The Great and Powerful," "True Grit"

52. Tracey A. Doyle

Set_decorator | Southland Tales

Tracey A. Doyle is known for her work on Southland Tales (2006), The Box (2009) and Michael (1996).

Designers: Tracey A. Doyle – "The Muppets," "21"

53. Anna Lynch-Robinson

Set_decorator | Les Misérables

Anna Lynch-Robinson is known for her work on Les Misérables (2012), Wonder Woman (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Designers: Anna Lynch-Robinson – "Les Misérables," "An Education"

Designers: Maria Nay – "Identity Thief," "Ray"

Designers: David Smith – "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "The Holiday"

56. Nikolaj Arcel

Writer | En kongelig affære

Nikolaj Arcel was born on August 25, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a writer and director, known for A Royal Affair (2012), King's Game (2004) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009).

Directors: Nikolaj Arcel – "A Royal Affair," "Truth about Men"

57. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Selma

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 ...

Directors: Ava DuVernay* – "Middle of Nowhere," "I Will Follow"

58. Paul Feig

Producer | Freaks and Geeks

Paul Feig was born on September 17, 1962 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Freaks and Geeks (1999), The Heat (2013) and Spy (2015). He has been married to Laurie Karon since September 23, 1994.

Directors: Paul Feig – "The Heat," "Bridesmaids"

59. Catherine Hardwicke

Director | Twilight

Catherine Hardwicke was born on October 21, 1955 in Cameron, Texas, USA as Helen Catherine Hardwicke. She is a director and production designer, known for Twilight (2008), Thirteen (2003) and Lords of Dogtown (2005).

Directors: Catherine Hardwicke – "Twilight," "Thirteen"

60. Kirk Jones

Director | Waking Ned

Kirk Jones was born on October 31, 1964 in Bristol, England. He is a director and writer, known for Waking Ned Devine (1998), Everybody's Fine (2009) and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).

Directors: Kirk Jones – "What to Expect When You're Expecting," "Waking Ned Devine"

61. 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 ...

Directors: Ken Kwapis – "Big Miracle," "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"

62. Pablo Larraín

Producer | El Club

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 ...

Directors: Pablo Larraín – "No," "Tony Manero"

63. Steve McQueen

Director | 12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen was born on October 9, 1969 in London, England as Steve Rodney McQueen. He is a director and writer, known for 12 Years a Slave (2013), Shame (2011) and Hunger (2008). He is married to Bianca Stigter. They have two children.

Directors: Steve McQueen – "Shame," "Hunger"

64. Kim Nguyen

Director | Rebelle

Kim Nguyen was born in 1974 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is a director and writer, known for War Witch (2012).

Directors: Kim Nguyen – "War Witch (Rebelle)," "City of Shadows"

65. Jafar Panahi

Director | Taxi

Jafar Panahi (Born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved ...

Directors: Jafar Panahi* – "This Is Not a Film," "The Circle"

66. Todd Phillips

Producer | Due Date

Todd Phillips was born on December 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Todd Bunzl. He is a producer and director, known for Due Date (2010), Old School (2003) and The Hangover (2009).

Directors: Todd Phillips – "The Hangover," "Old School"

67. Joachim Rønning

Director | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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 - ...

Directors: Joachim Rønning – "Kon-Tiki," "Max Manus"

68. Espen Sandberg

Director | Kon-Tiki

Espen Sandberg was born on June 17, 1971 in Sandefjord, Norway. He is a director and producer, known for Kon-Tiki (2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Bandidas (2006).

Directors: Espen Sandberg – "Kon-Tiki," "Max Manus"

69. 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"

70. Benh Zeitlin

Director | Beasts of the Southern Wild

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"

71. Orlando Bagwell

Producer | American Experience

Orlando Bagwell is a producer and director, known for American Experience (1988), Repo Man (1984) and Hymn: Remembering Alvin Ailey (1998).

Documentary: Orlando Bagwell – "Citizen King," "Malcolm X: Make It Plain"

72. Rebecca Cammisa

Producer | Sister Helen

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 ...

Documentary: Rebecca Cammisa – "God Is the Bigger Elvis," "Which Way Home"

73. Yung Chang

Director | Up the Yangtze

Yung Chang is the director of Up the Yangtze (2007), China Heavyweight (2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2012). He is completing a screenplay for his first dramatic feature, Eggplant, which was selected in 2015 to participate in the prestigious Sundance Labs and is in post-production for a feature ...

Documentary: Yung Chang – "China Heavyweight," "Up the Yangtze"

74. Michael Chin

Camera_department | Milk

Documentary: Michael Chin – "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple," "In the Shadow of the Stars"

75. Christine Choy

Director | The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Christine Choy was born in New York City, New York, USA. She is a director and producer, known for The Shot Heard 'Round the World (1997), Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987) and Long Story Short (2008).

Documentary: Christine Choy – "In the Name of the Emperor," "Who Killed Vincent Chin?"

76. Bonni Cohen

Producer | The Rape of Europa

Bonni Cohen is a producer and director, known for The Rape of Europa (2006), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017).

Documentary: Bonni Cohen – "The Island President," "Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic"

77. Eduardo Coutinho

Director | Edifício Master

Eduardo Coutinho was born on May 11, 1933 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Eduardo de Oliveira Coutinho. He was a director and writer, known for Edifício Master (2002), The Mighty Spirit (1999) and Babilônia 2000 (1999). He was married to Maria das Dores de Oliveira. He died on ...

Documentary: Eduardo Coutinho – "As Canções," "Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Twenty Years Later)"

78. Miriam Cutler

Soundtrack | Arlington Road

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 ...

Documentary: Miriam Cutler – "Kings Point," "Ethel"

79. Andrea Nix

Producer | War Dance

Andrea Nix is an Oscar-winning director, producer, and writer. She is best known for her films Inocente (2012), which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject), War/Dance (2007), which was nominated for Best Documentary, and the Emmy and Peabody-winning film Life According to Sam (...

Documentary: Andrea Nix Fine – "Inocente," "War/Dance"

80. Sean Fine

Producer | War Dance

Sean Fine is an Oscar-winning director and cinematographer. He is best known for his films Inocente (2012), which won Best Documentary (Short Subject), War/Dance (2007), which was nominated for Best Documentary, and the Emmy and Peabody-winning Life According to Sam (2013) . He directs along with ...

Documentary: Sean Fine – "Inocente," "War/Dance"

81. Robert Frank

Director | Me and My Brother

Robert Frank was born on November 9, 1924 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Me and My Brother (1969), Candy Mountain (1987) and The Present (1996).

Documentary: Robert Frank – *beep* Blues," "Pull My Daisy"

82. William Greaves

Editor | Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

William Greaves was born on October 8, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA as William Garfield Greaves. He was an editor and director, known for Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968), Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (2001) and The Voice of La Raza (1972). He was married to Louise Archambault. ...

Documentary: William Greaves – "Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey," "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One"

83. Lauren Greenfield

Director | The Queen of Versailles

Lauren Greenfield is a director and producer, known for The Queen of Versailles (2012), Thin (2006) and Kids + Money (2008).

Documentary: Lauren Greenfield – "The Queen of Versailles," "Thin"

84. Patricio Guzmán

Director | Nostalgia de la luz

Patricio Guzmán was born on August 11, 1941 in Santiago, Chile as Patricio Guzmán Lozanes. He is a director and writer, known for Nostalgia for the Light (2010), The Southern Cross (1991) and The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975).

Documentary: Patricio Guzmán – "Nostalgia for the Light," "The Battle of Chile"

Documentary: Vivien Hillgrove – "Symphony of the Soil," "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee"

86. Heddy Honigmann

Director | Forever

Heddy Honigmann was born on October 1, 1951 in Lima, Peru. She is a director and writer, known for Forever (2006), Het ondergronds orkest (1998) and Metal and Melancholy (1994). She was previously married to Frans van de Staak.

Documentary: Heddy Honigmann – "El Olvido (Oblivion)," "Crazy"

87. Vikram Jayanti

Director | Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

Vikram Jayanti was born on May 5, 1955 in New York, USA as Vikram Teja Jayanti. He is a producer and director, known for Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003), Snowblind (2009) and Death and Life.

Documentary: Vikram Jayanti – "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," "Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine"

Documentary: Peter Kinoy – "Poverty Outlaw," "When the Mountains Tremble"

89. Claude Lanzmann

Director | Shoah

Claude Lanzmann was born on November 27, 1925 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He was a director and writer, known for Shoah (1985), Shoah: Four Sisters (2018) and Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (2001). He was married to Dominique Lanzmann-Petithory, Angelika Schrobsdorff and ...

Documentary: Claude Lanzmann – "Le Rapport Karski (The Karski Report)," "Shoah"

90. Kim Longinotto

Director | Sisters in Law

Kim Longinotto was born in 1952 in London, England. She is a director and cinematographer, known for Sisters in Law (2005), Gaea Girls (2000) and Pink Saris (2010).

Documentary: Kim Longinotto – "Rough Aunties," "Sisters in Law"

91. Stanley Nelson

Producer | The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords

Stanley Nelson was born on July 7, 1955 in the USA. He is a producer and director, known for The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords (1999), American Experience (1988) and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015).

Documentary: Stanley Nelson – "Freedom Riders," "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple"

92. Jehane Noujaim

Producer | Control Room

Jehane Noujaim was born on May 17, 1974 in Cairo, Egypt. She is a producer and director, known for Control Room (2004), Startup.com (2001) and The Square (2013).

Documentary: Jehane Noujaim – "Control Room," "Startup.com"

93. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Producer | Saving Face

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was born on November 12, 1978 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. She is a producer and director, known for Saving Face (2012), A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (2015) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015).

Documentary: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – "Transgenders: Pakistan's Open Secret," "Saving Face"

94. Marcel Ophüls

Director | The Memory of Justice

Marcel Ophüls was born on November 1, 1927 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Hans Marcel Oppenheimer. He is a director and writer, known for The Memory of Justice (1976), Veillées d'armes (1994) and Hôtel Terminus (1988).

Documentary: Marcel Ophuls – "Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie," "The Sorrow and the Pity"

95. José Padilha

Producer | Tropa de Elite

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 ...

Documentary: José Padilha – "Secrets of the Tribe," "Bus 174 (Ônibus 174)"

96. Jafar Panahi

Director | Taxi

Jafar Panahi (Born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. After several years of making short films and working as an assistant director for fellow Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami, Panahi achieved ...

Documentary: Jafar Panahi* – "This Is Not a Film," "The Circle"

Documentary: Elise Pearlstein – "Last Call at the Oasis," "Food, Inc."

98. Raoul Peck

Director | I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck was born in 1953 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a director and writer, known for I Am Not Your Negro (2016), Lumumba (2000) and Lumumba: La mort du prophète (1990).

Documentary: Raoul Peck – "Fatal Assistance (Assistance Mortelle)," "Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète"

99. Kevin Rafferty

Producer | The Atomic Cafe

Kevin Rafferty was born in 1948 in New York, USA. He is a producer and cinematographer, known for The Atomic Cafe (1982), Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) and Blood in the Face (1991).

Documentary: Kevin Rafferty – "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29," "The Atomic Cafe"

100. J. Ralph

Soundtrack | Man on Wire

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 ...

Documentary: J. Ralph* – "Chasing Ice," "Man on Wire"

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