Tom Sherak Re-elected as Academy President
Tom Sherak has been re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization's board of governors.
At a meeting Tuesday night, the board approved a third consecutive one-year term for Sherak, a governor from its executives branch.
In addition, Hawk Koch, from the producers branch, who had been serving as treasurer, was elected first vice president. He takes over from producer Sid Ganis, who held the past for the past term.
Robert Rehme, of the executives branch, was elected to one vice president post and Phil Robinson, from the writers branch, was re-elected to the other vp post. John Lasseter, from the short films and feature animation branch, was elected treasurer. And actor branch governor Annette Bening was re-elected secretary.
During his first two terms, Sherak was instrumental in recruiting Dawn Hudson as the Academy's new CEO, and he has also supported moves to keep the annual Oscar show in the spotlight, including this year's shift to a new voting procedure that could result in five to ten best picture nominees.
Currently a consultant for Skydance Prods. and Relativity Media, Sherak has spent more than four decades in the film industry as a marketing, distribution and production executive. He began his career at Paramount in 1970 before moving to Fox, where he held a number of positions, ultimately rising to chairman of the 20th Century Fox Domestic Film Group. After his tenure at Fox, he became a partner at Revolution Studios.
Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.