The Academy Elects 2017–18 Board of Governors

New Board Includes Ten Members Elected for the First Time

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) has elected its 2017–18 Board of Governors. The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) has elected its 2017–18 Board of Governors. The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. 

Those elected to the Board for the first time are:

  • Whoopi Goldberg, Actors Branch
  • Mandy Walker, Cinematographers Branch
  • Isis Mussenden, Costume Designers Branch
  • Wynn P. Thomas, Designers Branch
  • Kimberly Peirce, Directors Branch
  • David Linde, Executives Branch
  • Christina Kounelias, Public Relations Branch
  • Thomas R. Sito, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
  • Teri E. Dorman, Sound Branch
  • Larry Karaszewski, Writers Branch

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include:

  • Lora Kennedy, Casting Directors Branch
  • Kate Amend, Documentary Branch
  • Michael Tronick, Film Editors Branch
  • Kathryn L. Blondell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
  • Charles Bernstein, Music Branch
  • Albert Berger, Producers Branch

Returning to the Board is:

  • Richard Edlund, Visual Effects Branch

The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

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