Org vet takes on greater role in programming, preservation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Randy Haberkamp to managing director of programming, education and preservation.
In the newly created position, Haberkamp will oversee the org’s film archive and Margaret Herrick Library, which boast 146,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays and 10 million photographs — including the collections Cecil B. DeMille, Alfred Hitchcock, Edith Head, Saul Bass, Katharine Hepburn, Jim Henson and Sydney Pollack.
“The great thing about the Academy is it does have amazing resources,” Haberkamp told Variety. “The library and archives are probably among the most underappreciated treasures of Los Angeles. We can not only draw on the past, but also with our science and technology council do exciting and innovative programming for the future.”
Haberkamp will also take charge of more than 100 annual public programs in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London led by the Academy, while supervising $1 million in institutional and film festival grants and the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program.
“Randy’s track record of creative programming, coupled with his expertise as a film historian, makes him perfectly suited for this position,” said Academy COO Ric Robertson, to whom Haberkamp will report.
Coordinating collaboration between departments, Haberkamp will oversee a staff of more than 100. He will work in tandem with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures development team.
“I have such a deep passion for (film),” Haberkamp said, “and I’m thrilled that so many members and governors and staff members share that. So I don’t feel that this is a job at all as much as a collaboration.”
Formerly a 14-year veteran of CBS, Haberkamp has been the Academy’s director of educational programs and special projects since 2003, boosting the org’s public programs with lectures and screening series. He has also been responsible for Oscar-related endeavors, such as the annual nominees luncheon.