Movie Academy seeks to promote diversity with expanded roster of new members

June 29, 2016 9:02 PM

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Movie Academy seeks to promote diversity with expanded roster of new members

A breakdown provided by the academy noted that 46% of those being offered membership are women and 41% are people of color, which will raise the percentages within the organization to 27% and 11%, respectively.

Within the actors branch -- which includes some of the most recognizable members to the public -- the list includes John Boyega (of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"), Idris Elba, Anthony Anderson, Regina King, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Dae Kim, Freida Pinto and America Ferrera.

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