Four years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set specific inclusion goals as part of its A2020 initiative to double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic and racial communities by 2020. The Academy has surpassed both of these goals, and announced 819 new member invitees, including influential casting directors worldwide. Take a look at the list of casting director invitees below:

Orit Azoulay – “The Kindergarten Teacher,” “The Band’s Visit”

Libia Batista – “¿Eres Tú Papá?,” “Viva”

Javier Braier – “The Two Popes,” “Wild Tales”

Anja Dihrberg – “A Hidden Life,” “Clouds of Sils Maria”

Leïla Fournier – “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Eastern Boys”

Timka Grin – “With Mom,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Des Hamilton – “Jojo Rabbit,” “Melancholia”

Carla Hool – “A Better Life,” “Sin Nombre”

Camilla-Valentine Isola – “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” “Goya’s Ghosts”

Tess Joseph – “Aladdin,” “Lion”

Julia Kim – “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Starlet”

Eva Leira – “Pain and Glory,” “Biutiful”

Kirsty McGregor – “Lion,” “Animal Kingdom”

Yesi Ramirez – “The Hate U Give,” “Moonlight”

Yolanda Serrano – “Pain and Glory,” “Biutiful”

Nandini Shrikent – “Gully Boy,” “Life of Pi”

Magdalena Szwarcbart – “Cold War,” “Schindler’s List”

Toshie Tabata – “Shoplifters,” “Tokyo Tribe”

Sarah Teper – “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” “Eastern Boys”

Hila Yuval – “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” “Beaufort”

Last month, the Academy announced Academy Aperture 2025, the launch of the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative. Academy Aperture 2025 will “further the Academy’s ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase representation within its membership and the greater film community.”

Congratulations to all of the Academy invitees, and we look forward to seeing other organizations follow the Academy’s lead and take actionable steps that enable greater diversity through inclusion.