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Academy's Board of Governors adds new faces

June 24, 2011 | 11:26 am

Four new faces join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors, the academy announced Friday.  The first-time representatives — cinematographer Richard P. Crudo, producer Gale Anne Hurd, composer David Newman and film editor Michael Tronick — join seven reelected incumbents and three other members who have previously served as governors.

The reelected incumbents are Craig Barron, visual effects branch; Annette Bening, actors; Don Hall, sound; Jeffrey Kurland, art directors; John Lasseter, short films and feature animation; Robert Rehme, executives; and Phil Robinson, writers. Previous governors returning to the board are Michael Apted, documentary; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations; and Paul Mazursky, directors.  Apted previously served from 2002 to 2009, Isaacs served from 1988 to 1997 and again from 2000 to 2009, and Mazursky was on the board from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2006 to 2009.

Governors who were not up for reelection are Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Hanks, actors branch; Jim Bissell and Rosemary Brandenburg, art directors; John Bailey and Caleb Deschanel, cinematographers; Kathryn Bigelow and Edward Zwick, directors; Rob Epstein and Michael Moore, documentary; Jim Gianopulos and Tom Sherak, executives; Anne V. Coates and Mark Goldblatt, film editors; Leonard Engelman, makeup artists and hairstylists; Bruce Broughton and Charles Fox, music; Mark Johnson and Hawk Koch, producers; Rob Friedman and Marvin Levy, public relations; Jon Bloom and Bill Kroyer, short films and feature animation; Curt Behlmer and Kevin O’Connell, sound; Richard Edlund and Bill Taylor, visual effects; and James L. Brooks and Frank Pierson, writers.

According to the academy, governors may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.  Terms are staggered so that each branch elects or reelects one governor each year. 

— Elena Howe

Photo: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences