The Academy has elected its new board of governors. Below is the press release. Since current president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs is term-limited, we’ll find out who the new president is next month.
THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2017–18 BOARD OF GOVERNORS
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2017–18 Board of Governors.
Those elected to the Board for the first time are:
Whoopi Goldberg, Actors Branch
Mandy Walker, Cinematographers Branch
Isis Mussenden, Costume Designers Branch
Wynn P. Thomas, Designers Branch
Kimberly Peirce, Directors Branch
David Linde, Executives Branch
Christina Kounelias, Public Relations Branch
Thomas R. Sito, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
Teri E. Dorman, Sound Branch
Larry Karaszewski, Writers Branch
Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include:
Lora Kennedy, Casting Directors Branch
Kate Amend, Documentary Branch
Michael Tronick, Film Editors Branch
Kathryn L. Blondell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Charles Bernstein, Music Branch
Albert Berger, Producers Branch
Returning to the Board after a hiatus is:
Richard Edlund, Visual Effects Branch
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.