Motion Picture Academy Promotes Scott Miller and Kimberly Roush to Senior Management Posts

From left: Kimberly Roush and Scott Miller
From left: Kimberly Roush and Scott Miller
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Scott Miller and Kimberly Roush have been promoted to senior management positions at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They both will report to Academy COO Ric Robertson, who announced their new roles on Wednesday.

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Miller, who has held the position of assistant general counsel since 2002, will continue in that role while also taking on the post of managing director of administration. He currently oversees all contract negotiations, directs global trademark enforcement and provides key legal support in the production of the annual Academy Awards show. In his new position, he will add senior administrative responsibilities such as campaign regulations and compliance, building and theater operations, and the Oscar statuette's manufacture and distribution.

"Scott has played a crucial and effective role in protecting our work and our brand. This expanded position will allow him to apply his energies and intelligence to an even wider array of Academy operations," Robertson said.

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Roush, who has served as director of membership since joining the Academy staff in 2008, has been promoted to managing director of membership and awards. Both will report directly to Robertson.

Roush has been managing all activities related to the 6,000 members of the organization, including new member selection, branch committees and member communications and events, and balloting. She also supervises the coordination of the Governors Ball as well as the Governors Awards. In her new role, she adds oversight of the seven-person awards department and its work, which includes the Academy Awards rules and categories, the Scientific and Technical Awards and the Student Academy Awards. Prior to joining the Academy, she spent 12 years at the Telluride Film Festival, where she was the director of development, then vp and director of development and communications.

"Kimberly’s remarkable leadership has been vital in improving the ways we serve our members. Her skilled management of the interwoven activities of the membership and awards departments will enable them to function even more effectively and seamlessly," Robertson said.

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