YIM Soon-rye and HONG Kyeong-pyo Join Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences
Jul 12, 2019
Writerby Pierce Conran
AMPAS Welcomes 9 New Korean Members
The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has swelled its ranks by adding 842 new members this year. Among the new roster of film industry professionals, who are now eligible to vote in the Academy Awards, are nine people from the Korean film industry, including YIM Soon-rye, who becomes the first female Korean director invited to join the group, and celebrated BURNING (2018) cinematographer HONG Kyeong-pyo (aka Alex HONG).