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Acad adds new governors

AMPAS also re-elected nine incumbents

Alexander Payne, John Lasseter and Craig Barron are three of five governors newly elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ board of governors.

Payne, who won an adapted screenplay Oscar earlier this year for “Sideways,” was elected to the directors branch. Lasseter will represent the short films and feature animation branch; Barron will rep visual effects.

Two other inductees are Albert Wolsky, art directors; and past Academy prexy Robert Rehme, executives. Both had previously served on the board for the maximum of three consecutive three-year terms.

Acad also re-elected nine incumbent governors: Tom Hanks, actors; Owen Roizman, cinematographers; Michael Apted, docus; Donn Cambern, film editors; Charles Bernstein, music; Kathleen Kennedy, producers; Sid Ganis, public relations; J. Paul Huntsman, sound; and Fay Kanin, writers.

Each branch of the Acad is represented on the board by three governors elected in staggered terms, so that each branch either elects or re-elects a governor each year.

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