Acad branches name governors

Four new solons join 5 incumbents, 4 returnees

HOLLYWOOD — Four first-timers have been elected and five incumbents reupped to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors. Additionally, four past governors have been tapped to return to the board.

Governors, selected by ballots via mail, will begin their new terms Aug. 1.

Currently, 13 Acad branches have three governors apiece, all with three-year terms. However, they are elected for staggered terms, so that each branch elects or re-elects one governor each year.

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The Acad’s 14th branch, devoted to documentaries, was launched in January 2001 and has been repped by a single governor, Freida Lee Mock. However, the board voted in June to add two docu governors. Those two will be elected in August; one will serve a one-year term, the other the full three years; Mock will remain onboard for two more.

Frosh members are J. Paul Huntsman, sound branch; Jeffrey Kurland, art directors; Bill Mechanic, executives; and Owen Roizman, cinematographers.

Incumbents are Tom Hanks, actors; Charles Bernstein, music; June Foray, short films and feature animation; Bill Taylor, visual effects; and Fay Kanin, writers.

Familiar faces

Returning to the board are Gil Cates, directors branch, after a nine-year absence; Kathleen Kennedy, producers, after a six-year absence; Donn Cambern, film editors, away from the board for two years; and Sid Ganis, public relations branch, who had been off the board one year.

Governors not up for re-election and who continue on the board are: actors branch, Kathy Bates and Ed Begley Jr.; art directors, Marvin March and Jeannine Oppewall; cinematographers, Conrad L. Hall and John Toll; directors, Curtis Hanson and Michael Mann; docu, Mock; executives, Roger L. Mayer and Robert Rehme; film editors, Dede Allen and Tom Rolf; music, Alan Bergman and Arthur Hamilton; producers, Mark Johnson and Saul Zaentz; public relations, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Richard Kahn; short films and feature animation, Carl A. Bell and Jon Bloom; sound, Douglas Greenfield and Donald C. Rogers; writers, Hal Kanter and Frank Pierson; and visual effects, Richard Edlund and Jonathan Erland.

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