Film Acad reappoints Rehme to prexy slot

Producer Robert Rehme was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at its board of governors meeting Tuesday evening.

Rehme formerly held the position for a single term in 1992-93. In its announcement Wednesday, the Academy noted that this is the first time the org has re-elected a prez to a non-consecutive term since 1941.

Arthur Hiller — who followed Rehme’s tenure — served four consecutive terms as president, the maximum allowed in the organization’s bylaws. He continues on the board as past president.

Other officers elected to the 1997-98 slate were Alan Bergman and Donn Cambern as vice presidents and Fay Kanin as treasurer. Sid Ganis and Roddy McDowall were respectively re-elected first vice president and secretary.

Acad officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.

“I’m overwhelmed to have been elected again and look forward to serving the Academy in a very exciting period,” Rehme said. “Arthur Hiller was an excellent leader and has left the Academy in extremely good shape.”

Rehme has also served as AMPAS vice president, treasurer, president of the Academy Foundation and chairman of both the Academy Awards rules committee and its endowment committee.

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