Motion Picture Academy CEO Hudson to step down in 2023

Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, speaks during a media preview before the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California, United States, September 21, 2021 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Oct 18 (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, said on Monday that chief executive Dawn Hudson will enter 2023 after more than a decade at the helm.

Hudson joined the Academy as CEO in 2011 and was responsible for overseeing its staff of 450 in Los Angeles, New York and London and managing awards, membership and marketing.

Hudson was also in charge of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opened in Los Angeles last month and features movie memorabilia, including a pair of red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”, the Rosebud sleigh from ” Citizen Kane” and an R2-D2 model from “Star Wars”.

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Under Hudson, the Academy, which has come under fire for honoring a few color films and creators, last year issued detailed inclusion and diversity guidelines that filmmakers will need to meet to have their work eligible for the award. ‘Oscar for Best Picture, from 2024. .

The move came after criticism of the film academy intensified in 2016 with the social media hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a backlash against two straight years of an all-white field of comedy contenders.

Hudson also led the Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 93rd annual awards took place in April and marked a dramatic departure from the television presentations of the Oscars of the past, with no opening monologue, live orchestra or any of the glitzy song-and-dance numbers that typically fill the spectacle. Read more

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Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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