Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs tweeted a statement on diversity today, which included promises for new recruitment for membership. We here at The Academy Members Project are thrilled at the possibilities this opens up!
Fun Fact: I've actually researched the recruiting of younger members in the 60's & 70's that she refers to here. Some of the new recruits that they were touting at the time included Dustin Hoffman and Jeff Bridges. (Of course, that was Hoffman back when he was The Graduate, not Grandpa Focker, and Bridges from The Last Picture Show, not True Grit)!
Here’s the full statement: