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AMPAS re-elects Tom Sherak as prexy

Election marks his second consecutive stint in the post

Tom Sherak has been re-elected prexy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, his second consecutive stint in the one-year post.

At Tuesday night’s board meeting, others elected were Sid Ganis, first vice prexy; James L. Brooks and Phil Robinson, veepees; Hawk Koch, re-elected as treasurer; and Annette Bening, secretary.

Ganis is a governor in the public relations branch and past Academy prez; Brooks and Robinson (who was re-elected) are in the writers branch; Koch is producers branch and Bening, actors branch.

These will be the first officer stints for Brooks and Bening.

Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.

The AMPAS prez heads up board meetings, is a member of all Academy committees, and sits in on as many meetings as time allows, as the panels deal with various Acad functions (the library, scholarships, film preservation, et al.).

The prexy also has a hand in Oscar-related activities, including securing the Oscarcast producer. However, on June 22, Sherak and AMPAS announced Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer would produce the 83rd annual ceremony, an unusually early unveiling of those roles. The Oscarcast will take place at the Kodak Theater on Feb. 27 and air live on ABC.

In the past, AMPAS announced the president on the morning following the board meet. However, in the age of Twitter, execs last year began sending out the release same night.

Sherak is beginning his eighth year as a governor, repping the executives branch; before his first prexy stint, he had served as treasurer.

He is a consultant for Marvel Studios and Relativity Media. Previously, he was a partner at Revolution Studios where he oversaw the release of more than 30 films including “Black Hawk Down,” and “Anger Management.” Before joining Revolution, Sherak was chairman of Twentieth Century Domestic Film Group and served as senior exec VP of Fox Filmed Entertainment.

He had previously held various positions at Fox, including exec veep of Twentieth Century Fox and president of domestic distribution and marketing. He began his career in the biz at Par in 1970.

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