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John Bailey re-elected as Academy president

Cinematographer John Bailey (pictured) has been re-elected for a second term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will mark ...
August 8, 2018

Cinematographer John Bailey (pictured) has been re-elected for a second term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors.

This will mark Bailey’s 15th year as a governor representing the cinematographers’ branch. He is the first cinematographer to hold the position of Academy president. Bailey’s credits include American GigoloThe Big Chill, Groundhog Day and As Good as It Gets.

Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Lois Burwell, first VP (chair, awards and events committee); Sid Ganis, VP (chair, museum committee); Larry Karaszewski, VP (chair, preservation and history committee); Nancy Utley, VP (chair, education and outreach committee); Jim Gianopulos, treasurer (chair, finance committee), and David Rubin, secretary (chair, membership and administration committee)

Burwell, Gianopulos, Rubin and Utley were re-elected to their positions. Meanwhile, this will be the first officer post for Karaszewski. Additionally, former Academy president (2005-2009), Ganis returned to the board this year.

CEO Dawn Hudson manages a staff of more than 300 who conduct the Academy’s daily business.

Academy board members can 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.

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