Academy elects four newcomers to board

Governors also include seven incumbents, three returning

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected four first-timers to its Board of Governors, with seven incumbents being re-elected and three other motion picture officials returning to the board.

Richard P. Crudo, producer Gale Anne Hurd, composer David Newman and film editor Michael Tronick are the four first-timers. The re-elected individuals are Craig Barron from the visual effects branch; Annette Bening from actors; Don Hall from sound; Jeffrey Kurland from art directors; John Lasseter from short films and feature animation; Robert Rehme from executives; and Phil Robinson from writers.

The three who will return 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. Mazursky was on the board from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2006 to 2009.

Fourteen of the Academy’s 15 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

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