By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects 2018–19 Board of Governors

THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2018–19 BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Runoff election required for Producers Branch

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2018–19 Board of Governors, who assume their posts as of July 1.

Those elected to the Board for the first time are:

Alfred Molina, Actors Branch
Tom Duffield, Designers Branch
Susanne Bier, Directors Branch
Bonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include:

Bernard Telsey, Casting Directors Branch
Daryn Okada, Cinematographers Branch
Rory Kennedy, Documentary Branch
Jim Gianopulos, Executives Branch
Carol Littleton, Film Editors Branch
Lois Burwell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Michael Giacchino, Music Branch
Scott Millan, Sound Branch
John Knoll, Visual Effects Branch
Billy Ray, Writers Branch

Returning to the Board after a hiatus are:

Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch
Sid Ganis, Public Relations Branch

The balloting in the Academy’s Producers Branch produced a tie between candidates Jason Blum and Jennifer Todd, necessitating a runoff election.  Voting will begin Monday, June 18, and end Tuesday, June 19.  The Academy last held a runoff election in 2016 for the Film Editors Branch.

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.

For a full list of the 2017-2018 Academy governors, click here.
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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 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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