Newswire: Film Academy invites 774 new members, some of whom should’ve been in already

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is the organization behind the Academy Awards, and it consists of thousands of people who work in the movie industry—from actors and directors to hairstylists and PR people. That means The Academy is basically the not-so-shadowy cabal that runs Hollywood, breaking hearts and making dreams come true with a little bit of Oscar glory, and it’s also the group that takes the blame for things like the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. As a matter of fact, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced after that whole mess that her organization would be making some changes in order to reflect the growing diversity of the filmmaking community, and now it looks like some of those changes are taking effect.

As reported by Deadline, The Academy has invited 774 new members to join, bringing the full roster to around 8,000 and increasing the numbers …

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