When The Film Academy Invites New Members, Keep An Eye On That Growing Documentary Branch

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When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals its list of new invitees next month, shrewd observers will have an eye on the documentary branch. Lately, attention has fallen mostly on race and gender, as the Academy scrambles to reach its goal of doubling female and ethnic minority membership by 2020.  But another deeply consequential shift has affected the group in recent years: That is, the relative weight of its 17 branches has been changing. And none has…