Saturday, May 4, 2013

All you need to know: AMPAS’ May 4 membership meeting

May 4th is typically a day reserved for celebrating Star Wars — “May the Fourth Be With You!”

But for the Academy this year, it’s a day reserved for an unprecedented general membership meeting to discuss “the future of our Academy.”

Announced to surprise, intrigue and some mystery at the end of March, the nonprofit organization has since revealed more details. Here’s all you need to know.

The initial email
Here is what the Academy sent out on March 28, courtesy of

The official invite
A followup invite revealed more details, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The invitation (see below) gives the Who, What, When, Where and How. “No guests, please.”

The goals of the meeting: “To present the Academy’s plans and priorities for the future and update you on key initiatives. … To have you meet and connect … To increase communication with our membership. To hear what’s important to you.”

The official 90-minute presentation and conversation begins at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, after an hour-long luncheon.

Read about the results of the meeting here.
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