Eight newcomers and five returning branch reps will join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 1997-98 board of governors, the org announced Friday.

The three-year terms begin Aug. 1. Twenty-six members’ terms were not up for renewal.

Newly elected governors are Alan Bergman, music branch; Donn Cambern, film editors; Douglas Greenfield, sound; Paul Mazursky, directors; Frank R. Pierson, writers; Charles Rosen, art directors; Buffy Shutt, public relations; and Saul Zaentz, producers.

Greenfield, Mazursky, Rosen and Shutt have not previously held positions on the board.

Re-elected governors are Carl Bell, short films and feature animation; Richard Edlund, visual effects; Karl Malden, actors; Roger L. Mayer, executives; and Haskell Wexler, cinematographers.

Three governors represent each of the Academy’s 13 branches and are elected for staggered terms, so that each branch elects or re-elects one governor each year.

Governors whose positions were not up for re-election and who remain on the board are: Roddy McDowall and Gregory Peck, actors branch; Marvin March and Albert Wolsky, art directors; John Bailey and Allen Daviau, cinematographers; John Frankenheimer and Arthur Hiller, directors; Robert Rehme and Lew Wasserman, executives; Dede Allen and Carol Littleton, film editors; Charles Bernstein and Bruce Broughton, music; Howard Koch and Richard Zanuck, producers; Sid Ganis and Marvin Levy, public relations; June Foray and William Littlejohn, short films and feature animation; Curt Behlmer and Don Hall, sound; Fay Kanin and Daniel Petrie Jr., writers; Linwood G. Dunn, Bill Taylor, visual effects.

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