Casting Directors Branch Membership Requirements
From Academy Bylaws:
Article III, Section 1. Membership shall be by invitation of the Board of Governors. Invitations to active membership shall be limited to those persons employed by motion picture producing companies, or credited with screen achievements, or who have otherwise achieved distinction in their respective fields of endeavor within the industry and who, in the opinion of the Board, are qualified for membership.
To be considered for invitation to Academy membership in the Casting Directors Branch of the Academy, an individual:
(a) must have a minimum of eight years experience in casting theatrical feature films,
(b) be primarily responsible for and have screen credit on at least ten theatrical feature films of a caliber which, in the opinion of the Review Committee, reflect the high standards of the Academy,
(c) have, in the judgment of the Review Committee, otherwise achieved unique distinction, earned special merit or made an outstanding contribution as a Casting Director.
Letters of recommendation are neither required, nor will they be accepted.
- Casting Directors
- Costume Designers
- Film Editors
- Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
- Public Relations
- Short Films and Feature Animation
- Visual Effects