LONDON - One of Us’ head of animation Catherine Mullan has officially become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, joining 396 other artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
“The invitation to join the Academy is such an honour and privilege, and I am incredibly excited to make the most of the opportunity,” says Mullan. “I feel extremely lucky to work in VFX and film, and am constantly humbled by the talented and passionate individuals I'm surrounded by.”
The Academy statement for the class of 2022 says that “membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority.”
The Academy 2022 class includes 44 percent women, 37 percent belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50 percent from 53 countries and territories outside the United States. There are 71 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners, among the invitees.
Mullan joined London’s One of Us (www.weacceptyou.com) in 2020, after 12 years at MPC, supervising Dumbo and Maleficent, among many other shows. Her experience and expertise has been invaluable to the company, especially during the difficult times of the pandemic. She has played a key role in making hybrid working a positive experience, providing the leadership and experience to shape the workflow and elevate the work internally, while building the company's reputation for animation externally.