Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and Fox Searchlight co-president Nancy Utley are among 10 first-time members voted to the board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.
This year’s election increases the Academy’s governing body from 43 to 48.
The other inductees are: Judianna Makovsky and Deborah Nadoolman representing the costume designers branch; Rick Carter and Jan Pascale of the designers branch; Alex Gibney for documentary; Lynzee Klingman for film editors; and Kathryn Blondell and Bill Corso from the makeup artists and hairstylists branch.
The re-elected governors are: Ed Begley, Jr, actors branch; John Bailey, cinematographers; Kathryn Bigelow, directors; Charles Fox, music; Jon Bloom, short films and feature animation; Curt Behlmer, sound; Richard Edlund, Visual Effects; and Robin Swicord, writers.
Mark Johnson, representing the producers branch, returns to the board after a break.
The Academy’s 16 branches, including the recently created costume designers branch, are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. As previously reported, for the first time three governors represent the makeup artists and hairstylists branch.
Governors who were not up for re-election and who continue on the board are: Annette Bening and Tom Hanks, actors branch; Jim Bissell, designers; Richard P Crudo and Dante Spinotti, cinematographers; Jeffrey Kurland, costume designers; Lisa Cholodenko and Michael Mann, directors; Michael Apted and Rob Epstein, documentary; Dick Cook and Robert Rehme, executives; Mark L Goldblatt and Michael Tronick, film editors; Leonard Engelman, makeup artists and hairstylists; Arthur Hamilton and David L Newman, Music; Gale Anne Hurd and Kathleen Kennedy, producers; Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Rob Friedman, public relations; Bill Kroyer and John Lasseter, short films and feature animation; Don Hall and Scott Millan, sound; Craig Barron and John Knoll, visual effects; and Bill Condon and Phil Robinson, writers.