The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced the addition of seven new trustees: Laura Dern, David Dolby, Sidonie Seydoux Dumas, Mark Johnson, Miky Lee, Katherine Oliver and David Rubin.
“It is an honor to welcome this remarkable group of leaders, who contribute so much to their own industries, to the board of trustees,” said Ron Meyer, chair of the museum’s board of trustees and vice chairman of NBCUniversal. “Their expertise and commitment will help our board effectively steer the museum toward its 2020 opening.”
Dern has earned two Oscar nominations; four Golden Globe Award wins, with seven nominations in total; and a Primetime Emmy Award win with another seven nominations. In 2019, Dern was seen in the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” as well as Justin Kelly’s “JT Leroy” and Ed Zwick’s “Trial by Fire.” Dern can be seen in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” for Netflix in November 2019, as well as Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,” out in December 2019. In addition to her extensive film and television credits, Dern established Jaywalker Pictures, a Los Angeles-based production company. She also serves on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ board of governors.
Dolby operates Dolby Family Ventures, a San Francisco family office focused on investments in technology, neuroscience, media and real estate. He advises a number of companies and organizations on product development and strategy, and serves on the board of directors of Dolby Laboratories, Cogstate Limited, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Tipping Point Community. Dolby and his wife Natasha have invested in over 40 films focused on social change and documentary storytelling.
Sidonie Seydoux Dumas is vice chairwoman and CEO of Gaumont. Succeeding her father at the helm of the world’s oldest film studio, Dumas has expanded its footprint in the U.S. with the launch of a Los Angeles-based TV outfit. The U.S. TV banner has produced dramas like “Narcos” and “Hannibal.” In France, Gaumont has delivered several box office hits, particularly “The Intouchables,” which grossed more than $426 million worldwide and was nominated for a Golden Globe. The company is now developing English-language projects, including the U.S. remake of zombie thriller “Train to Busan.”
Johnson is an American film and television producer. He has produced “Donnie Brasco,” “The Notebook,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Logan Lucky” and “Downsizing.” In 1992, he was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar for “Bugsy,” and in 1988, received a Best Picture Oscar for “Rain Man.”
Johnson was also an executive producer on AMC’s Emmy Award-winning series “Breaking Bad.” He currently serves as the treasurer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Lee is the vice chairwoman of CJ Group. She is mainly responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of CJ Group’s entertainment and media division. Alongside her brother, she founded the entertainment and media division of CJ in 1994 after leading CJ to become one of the founding investors in DreamWorks SKG. Since then, CJ has built many companies in Korea’s entertainment and media industry — CJ CGV, CJ Media and Mnet Media.
Oliver is a principal at international philanthropic consultancy firm Bloomberg Associates. In her position overseeing the media and digital strategies, Oliver advises cities on how to attract and promote businesses to support economic growth in media and technology. She also oversees Bloomberg Philanthropies’ film, TV and digital projects and served as an executive producer on “From the Ashes” and “Paris to Pittsburgh,” two documentary films released in partnership with National Geographic.
Rubin is a casting director, elected in August 2019 as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With more than 100 film and television credits, he has cast such features as “The English Patient,” “Men in Black,” “Hairspray” and more. He received the honorary Career Achievement Award from the Casting Society of America in 2002 and won Emmys for HBO’s “Game Change” in 2012 and “Big Little Lies” in 2017.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is located at 6067 Wilshire Blvd.
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