Comcast CEO Brian Roberts invited to join Motion Picture Academy

Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts may not have to worry about scoring tickets to the Oscars anymore.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited Roberts to join the Hollywood power players who vote for the Oscars and get to attend lots of cool parties.

Comcast is the parent of Universal Studios, so the addition of Roberts is not completely out of left field. Universal is already well represented in the Academy: Top executives Ron Meyer, Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley are members.


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Roberts isn’t the only high-profile executive the academy has invited to become a member. New Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has received an invite as well.


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