On June 11, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its newly elected 2019-20 Board of Governors, who will assume their posts July 1.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health and assures the fulfillment of its mission.
Newly elected to the board were Ellen Kuras, cinematographers branch; Ruth Elaine Carter, costume designers branch; Donna Gigliotti, executives branch; Howard Berger, makeup artists and hairstylists branch; Jennifer Yuh Nelson, short films and feature animation branch; and Eric Roth, writers branch.
Reelected to the board were Laura Dern, actors branch; David Rubin, casting directors branch; Steven Spielberg, directors branch; Roger Ross Williams, documentary branch; Nancy Utley, marketing and public relations branch; Laura Karpman, music branch; Mark Johnson, producers branch; Jan Pascale, production design branch; Kevin Collier, sound branch; and Craig Barron, visual effects branch.
Balloting in the Academy’s film editors branch produced a tie between candidates Dody Dorn and Mark Goldblatt, necessitating a runoff election on June 17-18.
As a result of this election, the number of female Academy governors increases from 22 to 24, and people of color increases from 10 to 11, including the three new governors-at-large, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo Garcia and Janet Yang.
For information, visit oscars.org/about/board-of-governors.
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