Charles Fox returns to the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy – Billboard

Charles Fox, one of the top composers for film and television for more than half a century, will return to the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after a hiatus.

Fox and frequent collaborator Norman Gimbel (who died in 2018) shared Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song for co-writing “Richard’s Window” by The other side of the mountain (1975) and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” from Cheating (1978). But their most famous composition is a non-film song – “Killing Me Softly with His Song”, for which they won the 1973 Grammy for Song of the Year.

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Fox, 81, received the BMI Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

The Academy announced its 2022-2023 Board of Governors on Wednesday, June 22. The governors will take office at the first meeting of the board scheduled for the new term. The new council is made up of 54% women, with 28% from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, according to the Academy.

The 17 branches of the Academy are each represented by three governors, who can serve up to two three-year terms, followed by an enforced two-year hiatus, after which they can run for up to two additional three-year terms. years, for a lifetime maximum. 12 years old.

The other two Academy governors representing the music branch, both of whom are midterms, are Lesley Barber, who is perhaps best known for her score for Kenny Lonergan. Manchester by the seaand Charles Bernstein, best known for scoring classics of the genre freddie (the original) and Stephen King Cujo.

Composer Laura Karpman, who was the third governor representing the music branch, has completed her term. Karpman is a four-time Emmy winner for her scores.

The Board of Trustees “sets the Academy’s strategic vision, safeguards the financial health of the organization, and ensures the fulfillment of its mission,” according to the Academy.

Here is a list of everyone who was elected to the board for the first time:

  • Marlee Matlin, acting branch
  • Richard Hicks, casting director branch
  • Dion Beebe, director of photography
  • Jason Reitman, Admin Branch
  • Chris Hegedus, documentary branch
  • Nancy Richardson, Film Editor Branch
  • Megan Colligan, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
  • Jason Blum, producer branch
  • Missy Parker, Production Design Director
  • Marlon West, short films and animated feature films branch
  • Peter Devlin, connect his
  • Paul Debevec, visual effects branch

Here are the outgoing governors who were re-elected to the board:

  • Ruth E. Carter, Costume Designer Branch
  • Donna Gigliotti, executive branch
  • Howard Berger, make-up artists and hairstylists branch
  • Eric Roth, writers section

Back to the forum after a break:

  • Charles Fox, music branch

They will join returning governors Pam Abdy, Kate Amend, Bonnie Arnold, Lesley Barber, Charles Bernstein, Susanne Bier, Jon Bloom, Gary C. Bourgeois, Rob Bredow, Brooke Breton, Paul Cameron, Eduardo Castro, Bill Corso, Teri E. Dorman, Tom Duffield, Ava DuVernay, Linda Flowers, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García, Whoopi Goldberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Larry Karaszewski, Laura C. Kim, Christina Kounelias, David Linde, Isis Mussenden, Stephen Rivkin, Howard A. Rodman, Terilyn A .Shropshire, Kim Taylor-Coleman, Wynn P. Thomas, Jennifer Todd, Jean Tsien, Mandy Walker, Rita Wilson, Janet Yang and Debra Zane.

For a complete list of current Academy Governors 2021-2022, visit Oscars.org.

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