Motion Picture Academy Promotes Randy Haberkamp to Oversee Its Public Programs, Library and Archive

The exec will take the title of managing director, programming, education and preservation, and was touted by Academy COO Ric Robertson as an expert film historian.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Randy Haberkamp to the newly created position of managing director, programming, education and preservation. He will report to Academy COO Ric Robertson, who announced the promotion Wednesday.

Haberkamp has held the position of director of educational programs and special projects since 2003. In that capacity, he contributed to the Academy’s public programs by overseeing lectures on animation, documentaries and screenwriting; the Visiting Artists Program; and such screening series as "Facets of the Diamond: 75 Years of Best Picture Winners," "Great to Be Nominated" and "Oscar Noir" as well as tributes to Oscar-winning makeup artist Dick Smith and Oscar-winning animation director Hayao Miyazaki. He also was responsible for the Academy’s annual Nominees Luncheon as well as its Meet the Oscars and Oscar Night America events.

In his new position, Haberkamp will oversee the Academy Film Archive and the Margaret Herrick Library. He also will assume responsibility for more than 100 annual public programs in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London, and oversee $1 million in institutional and film festival grants, as well as the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program.

Haberkamp will supervise a combined staff of nearly 120 as he coordinates the collaboration between departments and works in tandem with the development team working on the new Academy museum.

"Randy’s track record of creative programming, coupled with his expertise as a film historian, makes him perfectly suited for this position," Robertson said. "His leadership will be invaluable as we continue to develop compelling programs, initiatives and events that celebrate the movies."

Prior to joining the Academy staff, Haberkamp spent 14 years at the CBS Television Network, where he last held the post of director of specials and feature films.