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John Bailey elected Academy president

John Bailey has been elected the 36th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bailey (pictured) will begin his first term as president and his fourteenth year as ...
August 9, 2017

John Bailey has been elected the 36th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bailey (pictured) will begin his first term as president and his fourteenth year as a governor representing the Cinematographers Branch, effective immediately.

His film credits include Ordinary People, American Gigolo, The Big Chill, Groundhog Day, As Good as It GetsThe Anniversary Party, The Way Way Back and A Walk in the Woods.

In 2014, Bailey received the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bailey will succeed Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who served four years in the role.

Others elected to officer positions by the board on Tuesday night (Aug. 8) include:

  • Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
  • Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
  • Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)
  • Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)
  • Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)
  • David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration Committee)

Gianopulos, Kennedy, Rubin, Utley were re-elected to their posts, while Burwell and Tronick were elected as officers for the first time.

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

For a full listing of the Academy’s 2016-17 Board of Governors, click here.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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