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Science & Film Filmmakers Inducted into the Academy

Five filmmakers who have been featured by Sloan Science & Film have been invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for demonstrating “exceptional achievement in the field of theatrical motion pictures.” They are:

The actress Diane Kruger (IN THE FADE), who voiced Hedy Lamarr in the recent Sloan-supported documentary BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY. Kruger is in development with a miniseries about Lamarr, in which she will star. The series has received support from the Sloan Foundation and from Google.

Documentarian Laura Nix (THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING), who spoke with Sloan Science & Film at CPH:DOX in 2018 about her documentary INVENTING TOMORROW.

Filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION), whose film TEKNOLUST won the Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2002, and who participated in a Science on Screen discussion at the Museum of the Moving Image following a screening of TEKNOLUST in 2017.

Writer and director Robin Campillo (EASTERN BOYS), who spoke about his film BPM at the 2017 New York Film Festival, covered by Sloan Science & Film.

The documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman (OKLAHOMA CITY), a Sloan-supported filmmaker who directed the PBS special CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES.

Cover image: Diane Kruger, Robin Campillo, Lynn Hershman Leeson