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Academy Foundation taps chiefs

Ganis re-elected along with VPs, treasurer

HOLLYWOOD — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ educational and cultural arm, The Academy Foundation, has re-upped PR branch governor Sid Ganis as prexy and has tapped producers branch governors Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and Richard D. Zanuck as new trustees.

Established in 1942 in efforts to oversee the educational, preservation and cultural activities of the Academy, the foundation holds a governing body of 16 trustees drawn from the Academy’s 39-member board of governors. Trustees and officers of the Foundation serve one-year terms.

Ganis — who served four terms as secretary of the Academy Foundation, and one term as veepee before being elected to his first prexy term last year — was also re-elected last week as an Academy VP (Daily Variety, Aug. 17).

In other foundation news, PR branch governor Marvin Levy and writers branch governor Fay Kanin were re-elected vice presidents; music branch governor Arthur Hamilton was re-elected treasurer; and sound branch governor Don Hall was renamed secretary.

Trustees of the Foundation re-elected by the Academy’s governors are: Ganis, Hall, Kanin, Levy and Hamilton; Alan Bergman, music; John Frankenheimer and Robert Wise, directors; Conrad Hall, cinematographers; Roger L. Mayer, Robert Rehme and Lew R. Wasserman, executives; Frank R. Pierson, writers and Donald C. Rogers, sound.

Academy executive director Bruce Davis remains executive secretary of the Foundation.

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