David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night by the organization’s Board of Governors.
Also elected to officer positions by the Board:
* Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
* Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
* Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)
* Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)
* Mark Johnson, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)
* Bonnie Arnold, Secretary (chair, Membership and Governance Committee)
Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch. Burwell, Ganis, Karaszewski and Utley were re-elected to their posts. This will be the first officer stint for Arnold and Johnson.
Rubin is the first casting director to hold the position of Academy President. With more than 100 film and television credits, he has cast such features as “The English Patient,” “Men in Black,” “Hairspray,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Get Shorty,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” and “Fried Green Tomatoes.”
Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office.
For a full listing of the Academy’s 2019-20 Board of Governors, click here.
About the Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
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