Elizabeth Banks and 'Catching Fire' crew member invited to join The Academy


The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks is among the 322 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science on Friday, June 26.

Boone Isaacs of the Academy said, “Our goal is to recognize filmmaking and talent no matter where you live.”

Along with Elizabeth, Catching Fire‘s visual effects supervisor Daniel Barrett has also been proffered the invite.

The invitation is extended to those “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.” Those who accept this invitation will be the only ones to take up membership in the year 2015.

Among other invitees are Daniel RadcliffeBenedict CumberbatchDavid Oyelowo, South Korean actor Bong Joon-ho and this year’s Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne

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