Motion Picture Academy chooses Board of Governors 2021-2022 – Deadline


The Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences announced its new 2021-2022 Board of Governors on Monday. Among the newbies is Rita Wilson for the acting branch, while Oscar and Emmy award-winning director Susanne Bier returns for a new term in the directorial branch, as does two-time Oscar producer Jennifer Todd for the branch of producers. Seven of the twelve governors elected for the first time are women, as are three of the four returning governors.

As a result of the election, the number of female academy governors increases from 26 to 31 and the number of governors from under-represented racial / ethnic communities increases from 12 to 15.

Oscar statuette


The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who can serve up to two three-year terms (consecutive or non-consecutive), followed by a two-year hiatus, after which eligibility is renewed for a maximum of two additional three-year terms. , for a maximum lifespan of 12 years. The Board of Governors defines the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the financial health of the organization and ensures the accomplishment of its mission.

First elected to council:

Rita wilson, Direction of actors
Kim taylor coleman, Direction of casting directors
Paul cameron, Director of filmmakers
Edouard Castro, Direction of costumers
Jean Tsien, Documentary Branch
Pam abdy, Directorate-General for Executives
Terilyn A. Shropshire, Direction of film editors
Laura C. Kim, Marketing and Public Relations Department
lesley barber, Music director
Gary C. Bourgeois, Sound branch
Brooke Breton, Visual effects direction
Howard A. Rodman, Writers’ branch

Outgoing governors re-elected to the board of directors:

Susanne Bier, Directorate of Directors
Jennifer todd, Producers Department
Tom duffield, Production design department
Bonnie arnold, Direction of short films and animated feature films

Return to the table after an interruption:

Bill Corso, Make-up artists and hairdressers branch

Those above will join returning Governors Kate Amend, Craig Barron, Howard Berger, Charles Bernstein, Jon Bloom, Rob Bredow, Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Collier, Laura Dern, Teri E. Dorman, Dody J. Dorn, Ava DuVernay, Linda Flowers, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García, Donna Gigliotti, Whoopi Goldberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Mark Johnson, Larry Karaszewski, Laura Karpman, Christina Kounelias, Ellen Kuras, David Linde, Isis Mussenden, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Jan Pascale, Stephen Rivkin, Eric Roth, David Rubin, Steven Spielberg, Wynn P. Thomas, Nancy Utley, Mandy Walker, Roger Ross Williams, Janet Yang and Debra Zane.

With Kim’s election to the marketing and public relations arm, Participant film company now has three impressive board members, including returnees Kounelias and Linde.

Executive Branch Governor and Paramount President Jim Gianopulos (who is also Treasurer), actor Alfred Molina, writer Billy Ray and Marketing and Public Relations Governor and former AMPAS President Sid Ganis are among the current governors who will not return in this cycle.

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