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After #OscarsSoWhite, Academy clears the air about new membership rules

After #OscarsSoWhite, Academy clears the air about new membership rules

Facing an angry outcry among some of its members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors circulated a letter to its members on Monday aimed at clarifying new membership rules announced in January. 

Under the new rules, which were enacted in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, academy members could lose their voting rights and be shifted to "emeritus" status if they don't remain active in the film industry, a change that was met with outrage among many older members who felt...

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