Acad reups Rehme for 4th prexy term

Bergman, Ganis also re-elected as veeps

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Robert Rehme was re-elected for a fourth consecutive term Tuesday.

“This is a very busy period for the Academy, with a lot of new and expanding programs beginning as well as an exciting new theater for the presentation of the Oscars rapidly going up,” said Rehme, whose current run representing the executive branch will end because Academy election rules call for one-year terms with a maximum of four in a row in any one office.

“I am happy the board has selected me once again to guide the Academy’s many projects, and I pledge my full enthusiasm for another year,” he added.

Key decisions

Rehme, who previously held the prexy position for one term in 1992-93, served four terms as VP from 1987-91 and first VP in 1991-92. Since assuming the prexy post in 1997, Rehme has played a pivotal role in the development of the Academy’s new Hollywood theater. He was also behind the decision to shift the Oscar kudocasts to Sundays.

“Robert is a consummate artist and a businessman,” AMPAS’ director of communications John Pavlik told Daily Variety. “He is a hands-on president, but at the same time he is never intrusive.”

In other results of the Acad election, which Pavlik described as “standard and not too surprising,” Alan Bergman, a music branch governor, was re-elected first VP, and PR branch governor Sid Ganis was re-elected as a VP.

Writers branch governor Frank Pierson was also elected as a veep, his first service as an officer of the Academy. Sound branch governor Donald C. Rogers was elected treasurer, and actors’ branch governor Kathy Bates was elected secretary, her second consecutive term as an Acad officer.

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