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Producer Albert Berger, an Oscar nominee for Nebraska, Warner Bros. distribution executive Daniel Fellman and documentary filmmaker Kate Amend, who served as film editor on the Oscar-winning Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, are joining the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Also joining the board as first-time governors are Bob Rogers, a two-time Academy Award nominee for best live action short film, who will represent the short films and feature animation branch, and Mark Mangini, a three-time nominee for sound editing, who will rep the sound branch.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who currently serves as Academy president, was re-elected to another three-year term on the board as a representative of the publicists branch. That makes her eligible to run for another one-year term as Academy president when elections for new officers are held next month. Jeffrey Kurland, who serves as vp, was re-elected for another term representing the costume designers branch, and Phil Robinson, who holds the office of Academy secretary, was re-elected as a governor of the writers branch.
Also re-elected are Annette Bening, actors; Lora Kennedy, casting directors; Rick Carter, designers; Michael Tronick, film editors; and Kathryn Blondell, makeup artists and hairstylists.
Returning to the board after a hiatus are governors Caleb Deschanel, cinematographers; Edward Zwick, directors; Charles Bernstein, music; and Bill Taylor, visual effects.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
The current governors who were not up for re-election and continue on the board are Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Hanks, actors; David Rubin and Bernard Telsey, casting directors; John Bailey and Dante Spinotti, cinematographers; Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Judianna Makovsky, costume designers; Jim Bissell and Jan Pascale, designers; Kathryn Bigelow and Michael Mann, directors; Rob Epstein and Alex Gibney, documentary; Dick Cook and Amy Pascal, executives; Mark Goldblatt and Lynzee Klingman, film editors; Bill Corso and Leonard Engelman, makeup artists and hairstylists; Charles Fox and Arthur Hamilton, music; Mark Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy, producers; Rob Friedman and Nancy Utley, public relations; Jon Bloom and Bill Kroyer, short films and feature animation; Curt Behlmer and Scott Millan, sound; Richard Edlund and John Knoll, visual effects; and Bill Condon and Robin Swicord, writers.
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