Former Walt Disney Studios Chairman D*** Cook, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” director Bill Condon and “The Kids Are All Right” director Lisa Cholodenko are among the newcomers elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the academy announced Tuesday.
Cook will represent the executive branch, Condon the writers and Cholodenko directors. Also added were Dante Spinotti, representing the cinematographers branch; John Knoll, for visual effects; and Scott Millan for sound.
In coming weeks, the academy will be electing a new president from its board of governors to replace its outgoing president, Tom Sherak.
The academy’s 43 governors can serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
Seven incumbents were re-elected--Tom Hanks, actors; Jim Bissell, designers; Rob Epstein, documentary; Mark Goldblatt, film editors; Leonard Engelman, makeup and hairstylists; Rob Friedman, public relations; and Bill Kroyer; short films & feature animation. And three others will return to the board after a hiatus-- Michael Mann, directors; Arthur Hamilton, music; and Kathleen Kennedy, producers.
The governors who were not up for re-election and who continue on the board are Ed Begley Jr.and Annette Bening, actors branch; John Bailey and Richard Crudo, cinematographers; Rosemary Brandenburg and Jeffrey Kurland, designers; Kathryn Bigelow, directors; Michael Apted and Michael Moore, documentary; Jim Gianopulos and Robert Rehme, executives; Anne V. Coates and Michael Tronick, film editors; Charles Fox and David L. Newman, music; Gale Anne Hurd and Hawk Koch, producers; Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Marvin Levy, public relations; Jon Bloom and John Lasseter, short films and feature animation; Curt Behlmer and Don Hall, sound; Craig Barron and Richard Edlund, visual effects; and Frank Pierson and Phil Robinson, writers.
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