Leanne Pooley invited to join the Academy

Posted Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

Huge congratulations to Leanne Pooley - she and Christine Jeffs have been invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Known to many in New Zealand for her track record in making excellent documentaries, Leanne was invitied for her work on Beyond the Edge and The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls.

As the article on Deadline says, "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled 774 new members invited to join the Oscars organization, bringing the total membership closer to 8,500-ish. This is a record number, up from last year's  683.

"The invitees come from 57 countries, the organization says in unveiling its list, with the list comprising 39% female and 30% people of color."

Read more and see the full list at: http://deadline.com/2017/06/oscar-academy-new-members-2017-full-list-1202121509/