Grantee Laura Nix invited to join The Academy
We’re proud to announce that Glassbreaker Films grantee, Laura Nix, is now members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!
Nix's latest project, Inventing Tomorrow, premiered at Sundance in 2018 and has been traveling the world since then.
A director, writer and producer working in non-fiction and fiction, Nix previously directed THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING, (Toronto Film Festival 2014, Berlinale 2015), which was released domestically and in multiple international territories. Her film THE LIGHT IN HER EYES premiered at IDFA; was broadcast on the PBS series POV and Al Jazeera Middle East. Other feature directing credits include the comedic melodrama THE POLITICS OF FUR, which played in over 70 festivals internationally and won multiple awards including the Grand Jury Prize at Outfest; and WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, about the phenomenon of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. She is currently a film expert for the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, and her nonfiction work has screened at hundreds of film festivals internationally, on The New York Times Op-Docs, and on television via HBO, Arte, ZDF, VPRO, CBC, NHK, Canal+, and IFC
She joins an Academy that announced a record-setting 928 invited members, 49 percent of which are women and 38 percent people of color. Nine branches, including the Producers, Film Editors, and Documentary branches invited more women than men.
We're thrilled with the increase in diversity of both women and people of color... but the work is far from over and we still have a long way to go.
To learn more about the Academy's newest members, visit their website. Here's a glance at some of their numbers: