Four rookies to AMPAS board

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Henry Winkler, Vilmos Zsigmond, Richard Pearce and Charles Fox have been elected to the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is their first term as Academy governors, and they will be representing the actors, cinematographers, documentary and music branches, respectively.

The Academy also has elected four governors who previously served in that capacity. Returning to the board after a hiatus are Dede Allen, film editors; Curt Behlmer, sound; Richard Edlund, visual effects; and Frank Pierson, writers. Pierson previously served four consecutive one-year terms as Academy president from 2001-05.

Incumbent governors who were re-elected to another term are Rosemary Brandenburg, art directors branch; Curtis Hanson, directors; Jim Gianopulos, executives; Hawk Koch, producers; Marvin Levy, public relations; and Carl Bell, short films and feature animation.

Fourteen of the Academy's 15 branches are each represented by three governors who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Terms are staggered so that each branch elects or re-elects one governor each year. The recently created makeup branch is represented by a single governor, Leonard Engelman, whose seat was not part of this election cycle.

Governors who were not up for re-election and who continue on the board are Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Hanks, actors; Jeannine Oppewall and Albert Wolsky, art directors; Caleb Deschanel and Owen Roizman, cinematographers; Paul Mazursky and Alexander Payne, directors; Michael Apted and Rob Epstein, documentary; Robert Rehme and Tom Sherak, executives; Donn Cambern and Mark Goldblatt, film editors; Charles Bernstein and Bruce Broughton, music; Mark Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy, producers; Sid Ganis and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations; Jon Bloom and John Lasseter, short films and feature animation; J. Paul Huntsman and Kevin O'Connell, sound; Craig Barron and Bill Taylor, visual effects; and James L. Brooks and Fay Kanin, writers.
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