Familiar faces for AMPAS Foundation

Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a governor of the public relations branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been re-elected president of the Academy Foundation.

Isaacs, who will be serving her second term as president of AMPAS' educational and cultural arm, got the vote of confidence at a board of governors meeting Tuesday.

Also reprising their roles with new terms are executives branch governor Robert Rehme and film editors branch governor Donn Cambern, who were re-elected as vp.

Sid Ganis, who is beginning his fourth term as Academy president, was elected treasurer, and executives branch governor Tom Sherak was named secretary.

Academy executive director Bruce Davis remains executive secretary.

The Foundation's trustees are elected annually by the board of governors. Foundation trustees for 2008-09 are Cambern, Ganis, Isaacs, Rehme, Sherak, Annette Bening (actors branch), Jon Bloom (short films and feature animation), James L. Brooks (writers), Caleb Deschanel (cinematographers), Jim Gianopulos (executives), Mark Goldblatt (film editors), Arthur Hamilton (music), Kevin O'Connell (sound), Frank Pierson (writers), Bill Taylor (visual) and Henry Winkler (actors).

Established in 1942, the Foundation supports the Academy's public screening series such as the "Gold Standard," "Great to Be Nominated," "Oscar's Docs" and "Contemporary Documentaries" as well as Academy Tech Council programming, tributes and exhibitions. It also is responsible for conducting the annual Student Academy Awards and Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competitions. Also, the Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive operate under its banner.
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