academyThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures to join the organization. Among the invited artists this year a number of film composers, including Fernando Velazquez (Crimson PeakThe ImpossibleThe Orphanage), Marcelo Zarvos (The Good ShepherdEnough SaidThe Door in the Floor), Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying DaggersThe Grandmasters2046), Antonio Pinto (City of GodLord of WarAmy), Joseph Trapanese (OblivionStraight Outta ComptonInsurgent), Deborah Lurie (Dear John9An Unfinished Life), Marcus Miller (About Last Night, BoomerangI Think I Love My Wife), Raphael Saadiq (Black Nativity), Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea). Heather McIntosh (Z for ZachariahCompliance), Kathryn Bostick (Dear White People), Carl Davis (The Understudy),  Kathryn Bostick (Dear White People), Carl Davis (The Understudy), Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA) (The Man with the Iron Fists), Germaine Franco (Dope), Wendy Blackstone (Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger) and Peter Golub (Frozen RiverThe Great Debaters). Also invited were songwriters Sia Furler (Fifty Shades of GreyZootopia), (The Great GatsbyRio), Mary J. Blige (The HelpPrecious) and Taura Stinson (Rio 2Black Nativity). Among the music editors to join the organization are Del Spiva (PrometheusFury), Joseph S. DeBeasi (The Revenant, Sicario), Tanya Noel Hill (Ant-ManChef), Jim Schultz (Inglorious BasterdsBlack Mass), Joanie Diener (Merchants of Doubt, American Beauty) and Amanda Goodpaster (X-Men 2Pitch Perfect 2).