Oscars: Hannah Minghella, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dana Stevens among the 11 new governors of the Film Academy

Oscars: Hannah Minghella, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dana Stevens among the 11 new governors of the Film Academy

Following elections held June 5-9 this year, when the 55-person board of directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences meets in July, more than a fifth of its seats will be filled by people who were not part of it in June.

This is not the result of a repudiation of incumbents – in fact, no incumbent who could have sought re-election has opted not to, and no incumbent who has sought re-election has lost – but rather stricter term limits that the board has been enforced in recent years.

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For the 2023-24 term, the board — which is made up of three governors representing each of the Academy’s 18 branches except the new manufacturing/technology branch, which has only one, plus three “governors at large” — will be joined by 11 rookie governors: Wendy Aylsworth (production/technological branch), David I. Dinerstein (marketing/public relations), Richard Gibbs (music), Jinko Goto (animated shorts/features), Kalina Ivanov (production design), Simon Kilmurry (documentary), Hanna Minghella (senior executives), Daniel Orlandi (costume designers), Lou Diamond Phillips (actors), Dana Stevens (writers) e Mark P. Stoeckinger (sound).

Furthermore, Elena Kuras (cinematographers) was returned to the board by its branch after a hiatus.

Meanwhile, six incumbents seeking re-election to the council have won their races: Rob Brew (visual effects), Ava DuVernay (directors), Linda Flowers (make-up artists/hairdressers), Lynette Howell Taylor (producers), Stephen Rivkin (film editors) e Debra Zane (casting directors).

They will reunite with the 37 governors who were not running for office this cycle: PamAbdy (senior executives), Bonny Arnold (animated shorts/features), Lesley Barber (music), Dion Beebe (directors), Howard Berger (make-up artists/hairdressers), Susanna Beer (directors), Jason Blum (producers), Gary C. Bourgeois (sound), Brook Breton (visual effects), Paul Cameron (directors), Ruth E. Carter (costume designers), Edward Castro (costume designers), Megan Colligan (marketing/public relations), Bill Corso (make-up artists/hairdressers), Paul Debevec (visual effects), Peter Devlin (sound), Tom Duffield (production design), Carlo Volpe (music), Devon Franklin (senior executives), Rodrigo García (governor-at-large), Donna Gigliotti (senior executives), Chris Hegedus (documentary), Richard Hicks (casting directors), Laura C. Kim (marketing/public relations), Marley Mattlin (actors), Miss Parker (production design), Jason Reitmann (directors), Nancy Richardson (film editors), Howard A. Rodman (writers), Eric Rot (writers), Terilyn A. Shropshire (film editors), Kim Taylor Coleman (casting directors), Jennifer Todd (producers), Jean Cien (documentary), Marlon West (animated shorts/features), Rita Wilson (actors) e Janet Yang (governor-general).

The governors will leave the council due to term limits Kate Edit (documentary), Carl Bernstein (music), Jon Bloom (animated shorts/features), Terry Dormann (sound), Whoopi Goldberg (actors), Larry Karaszewski (writers), Cristina Kounelias (marketing/public relations), david linda (senior executives), Isis Mussenden (costume designers), Wynn Thomas (production planning) e Mandy Walker (photographers).

After reaching the maximum length of 12 total years of service on the board, Bernstein and Bloom are permanently fired. The others, after having served two three-year periods (consecutive or non-consecutive), will be able to apply again, after a two-year break, for a maximum of two further three-year periods.

As a result of this election, the board is comprised of 53% women and 25% from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.