Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors 2013–2014

The Board of Governors consists of representatives from each of the 15 Academy branches. All branches are represented on the Board by three governors except the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch, created in 2006, which has one representative.

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1.
“ President – Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Public Relations Branch

Ms. Isaacs is a public relations executive and the former head of publicity at Paramount Pictures. She also served as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema. ” - dan_dassow
 
2.
“ First Vice President – John Lasseter, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Mr. Lasseter, a two-time Student Academy Award winner, is the recipient of both a competitive Oscar (“Tin Toy”) and a Special Achievement Award for “Toy Story.” He has also earned nominations for “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars” and “Toy Story 3.” He is chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ” - dan_dassow
 
3.
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer, Inception
“ Vice President – Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch

Mr. Kurland is a costume designer, whose most recent project was “Inception.” He earned an Oscar nomination for “Bullets over Broadway.” ” - dan_dassow
 
4.
Leonard Engelman
Makeup Department, Heat
“ Vice President – Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Mr. Engelman’s credits include “Burlesque,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Moonstruck.” ” - dan_dassow
 
5.
Dick Cook
Producer, 42
“ Treasurer – Dick Cook, Executives Branch

Mr. Cook is the former chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. During his tenure, the studio launched the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure” franchises, as well as numerous Pixar animated feature films. ” - dan_dassow
 
6.
“ Secretary – Phil Robinson, Writers Branch

Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “Field of Dreams,” which he also directed. ” - dan_dassow
 
7.
Dawn Hudson
Actress, High Crimes
Dawn Hudson has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2011. Dawn Hudson was the Executive Director of Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) since 1991. Under her leadership, Film Independent has grown seven-fold, from a 900-member organization to its current membership of 5,000...
“ CEO – Dawn Hudson

Prior to becoming the Academy's CEO in 2011, Ms. Hudson spent 20 years at the helm of Film Independent, which grew from a small non-profit into a nationally recognized arts institution under her leadership. ” - dan_dassow
 
8.
“ COO – Ric Robertson

Robertson came to the Academy in 1981 from the Los Angeles International Film Exposition (FILMEX), and became the organization’s second-in-command in 1989, when he was appointed Executive Administrator. In 2011 he was appointed to COO and oversees Membership and Awards; Preservation, Education and Programming; Science and Technology Council; Administration and Legal; and Information Technology. ” - dan_dassow
 
9.
“ Michael Apted – Documentary Branch

Mr. Apted directs both fiction and non-fiction films. His documentary work includes the ongoing “7 Up” series. He recently directed “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” ” - dan_dassow
 
10.
John Bailey
Cinematographer, Groundhog Day
“ John Bailey – Cinematographers Branch

Mr. Bailey’s recent cinematography credits include “The Way, Way Back,” “Country Strong” and “He’s Just Not That into You.” ” - dan_dassow
 
11.
Craig Barron
Visual Effects, Titanic
Craig Barron is an Academy-Award winning visual effects supervisor, entrepreneur, lecturer and film historian. For more than two decades, Barron has been innovating techniques to create cinematic illusions, contributing to the visual effects on more than one hundred films. Barron has served nine years as a member of the Academy Board of Governors...
“ Craig Barron – Visual Effects Branch

Mr. Barron has contributed visual effects to more than fifty motion pictures and received an Oscar for his work in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” ” - dan_dassow
 
12.
“ Ed Begley Jr. – Actors Branch

Mr. Begley’s film acting credits include “A Mighty Wind” and “Pineapple Express.” ” - dan_dassow
 
13.
Curt Behlmer
Sound Department, Trinity
“ Curt Behlmer – Sound Branch

Mr. Behlmer, executive vice president of theatrical services and COO of digital cinema at Technicolor, was awarded the Academy’s John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for his outstanding service to the organization. ” - dan_dassow
 
14.
Annette Bening
Annette Bening was born on May 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kansas, the youngest of four children of Shirley (Ashley), a soloist and church singer, and Arnett Grant Bening, an insurance salesman. She has German and English ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and she grew up there. She...
“ Annette Bening – Actors Branch

Ms. Bening earned an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in “The Grifters” and additional nominations for her lead performances in “American Beauty,” “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are Alright.” ” - dan_dassow
 
15.
Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ Kathryn Bigelow – Directors Branch

Ms. Bigelow won Oscars for directing and producing “The Hurt Locker.” Her other directing credits include “Zero Dark Thirty,” “K-19: The Widowmaker” and “Point Break.” ” - dan_dassow
 
16.
James D. Bissell
Production Designer, Jumanji
Jim Bissell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BFA in Theater. After working in New York and L.A. on commercials and low budget features, he won an Emmy Award in 1980 for his work on Palmerstown, U.S.A. followed by a BAFTA nomination for production design on Steven Spielberg's E.T...
“ Jim Bissell – Designers Branch

Mr. Bissell is a production designer who earned an Oscar nomination for his work on “Good Night and Good Luck.” His credits also include “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” ” - dan_dassow
 
17.
Kathryn Blondell
Makeup Department, The Revenant
“ Kathryn Blondell – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Ms. Blondell has served as hairstylist on such films as “Django Unchained,” “J. Edgar,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Blood Diamond,” “Shampoo” and “Harold and Maude.” ” - dan_dassow
 
18.
Jon Bloom
Jon Bloom is an Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker with broad experience as a director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor. With almost four decades in the motion picture industry, Bloom is a renowned specialist in entertainment marketing. A multi award-winning filmmaker, Jon Bloom counts among his kudos six Emmy nominations...
“ Jon Bloom – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Mr. Bloom’s short film “Overnight Sensation” earned an Oscar nomination. His production company, Bloomfilm, was founded in 1987. ” - dan_dassow
 
19.
Rick Carter
Production Designer, Forrest Gump
“ Rick Carter – Designers Branch

Mr. Carter has won Academy Awards for his work as production designer on “Avatar” and “Lincoln.” He has also worked on such films as “War Horse,” “Munich,” “War of the Worlds” and “Jurassic Park.” ” - dan_dassow
 
20.
Lisa Cholodenko
Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art" and Laurel Canyon (2002) premiered at Cannes Director's Fortnight.
“ Lisa Cholodenko – Directors Branch

Ms. Cholodenko is a writer-director who earned an Oscar nomination for the original screenplay for “The Kids Are All Right.” Her other credits include “High Art” and “Laurel Canyon.” ” - dan_dassow
 
21.
“ Bill Condon – Writers Branch

Mr. Condon won an Academy Award in the Adapted Screenplay category for “Gods and Monsters,” and earned a second nomination in that category for “Chicago.” ” - dan_dassow
 
22.
Dick Cook
Producer, 42
“ Dick Cook – Executives Branch

Mr. Cook is the former chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. During his tenure, the studio launched the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure” franchises, as well as numerous Pixar animated feature films. ” - dan_dassow
 
23.
“ Bill Corso - Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Mr. Corso won an Academy Award for “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” and has won three Emmys, most recently for HBO’s “Grey Gardens.” His credits include “Savages,” “Enchanted,” Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Galaxy Quest.” ” - dan_dassow
 
24.
Richard Crudo
Cinematographer, American Pie
“ Richard P. Crudo – Cinematographers Branch

Mr. Crudo’s cinematography credits include “Down to Earth,” “Outside Providence,” and “American Pie.” ” - dan_dassow
 
25.
“ Richard Edlund – Visual Effects Branch

Mr. Edlund has won four Oscars and earned an additional six nominations. He has also received three Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards and was awarded the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation. His credits include “Poltergeist,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Star Wars.” ” - dan_dassow
 
26.
Leonard Engelman
Makeup Department, Heat
“ Leonard Engelman – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Mr. Engelman’s credits include “Burlesque,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Moonstruck.” ” - dan_dassow
 
27.
Rob Epstein
Producer, Howl
“ Rob Epstein – Documentary Branch

Mr. Epstein received Oscars for the Feature Documentaries “The Times of Harvey Milk” and “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.” He co-wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film “Howl." ” - dan_dassow
 
28.
Charles Fox
Music Department, Barbarella
Graduated High School of Music & Art in New York, then studied composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. In addition to extensive film and TV work, composed music for hit songs including "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "I Got A Name" and "Ready To Take A Chance Again". Classical compositions include two full length ballets: "Song For Dead Warriors" (San Franciso Ballet Company...
“ Charles Fox – Music Branch

Mr. Fox has received Oscar nominations for writing the music for the songs “Richard’s Window” from “The Other Side of the Mountain” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” from “Foul Play.” ” - dan_dassow
 
29.
“ Rob Friedman – Public Relations Branch

Mr. Friedman is now the co-chairman Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. Previously he held top-level positions at Summit Entertainment, Warner Bros. and Paramount. ” - dan_dassow
 
30.
“ Alex Gibney – Documentary Branch

Mr. Gibney is the writer, director and producer of the 2007 Academy Award-winning documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side,” as well as “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” He is the recipient of many awards including the Emmy and Grammy. ” - dan_dassow
 
31.
“ Mark Goldblatt – Film Editors Branch

Mr. Goldblatt was nominated in the Film Editing category for “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” He served as editor on “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” ” - dan_dassow
 
32.
Don Hall
Sound Department, Young Frankenstein
“ Don Hall – Sound Branch

Mr. Hall’s fifty years of credits include “A Walk in the Clouds,” “Divine Madness” and “ The Towering Inferno.” ” - dan_dassow
 
33.
Arthur Hamilton
Soundtrack, V for Vendetta
Songwriter ("Cry Me a River"), composer, author and publisher, the son of Jack Stern. His songs were recorded by such popular singers as Peggy King and Julie London. Besides his film and television work, he wrote the stage score for "What a Day", and what today is considered to be the first live television musical...
“ Arthur Hamilton – Music Branch

Mr. Hamilton is a songwriter whose credits include the ballad “Cry Me a River” and the Oscar-nominated original song “Till Love Touches Your Life” from “Madron.” ” - dan_dassow
 
34.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ Tom Hanks – Actors Branch

Mr. Hanks is a five-time Academy Award nominee who won back-to-back Oscars for his lead performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.” His other credits include “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Larry Crowne.” ” - dan_dassow
 
35.
Gale Anne Hurd
Producer, The Terminator
Gale Anne Hurd was born on October 25, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Stanford University, she joined New World Pictures as executive assistant to Roger Corman, the company president. She worked her way up through various administrative positions and eventually became involved in production...
“ Gale Anne Hurd – Producers Branch

Ms. Hurd’s producing credits include “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Abyss” and the first three “Terminator” movies. She is currently serving as the chair of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee. ” - dan_dassow
 
36.
“ Cheryl Boone Isaacs – Public Relations Branch

Ms. Isaacs is a public relations executive and the former head of publicity at Paramount Pictures. She also served as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema. ” - dan_dassow
 
37.
“ Mark Johnson - Producers Branch

Mr. Johnson, recipient of two Best Picture Oscar nominations and a statuette for “Rain Man,” has also produced “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “My Sister’s Keeper.” ” - dan_dassow
 
38.
“ Kathleen Kennedy – Producers Branch

Ms. Kennedy is the seven-time Oscar-nominated producer of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Seabiscuit,” “Munich,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “War Horse.” ” - dan_dassow
 
39.
“ Lynzee Klingman - Film Editors Branch

Ms. Klingman was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Her other credits include “The Beaver,” “Ali,” “Man on the Moon” and “A River Runs through It.” ” - dan_dassow
 
40.
“ John Knoll – Visual Effects Branch

Mr. Knoll has earned five Visual Effects Oscar nominations, for “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and three films in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. He won an Oscar for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.” ” - dan_dassow
 
41.
Bill Kroyer
Visual Effects, The Green Mile
“ Bill Kroyer – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Mr. Kroyer directed and produced the Oscar nominated animated short film “Technological Threat.” He also directed the animated feature “FernGully: The Last Rainforest.” He is currently serving co-chair of the Science and Technology Council. ” - dan_dassow
 
42.
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer, Inception
“ Jeffrey Kurland – Costume Designers Branch

Mr. Kurland is a costume designer, whose most recent project was “Inception.” He earned an Oscar nomination for “Bullets over Broadway.” ” - dan_dassow
 
43.
Deborah Nadoolman
Costume Designer, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Deborah Nadoolman grew up in New York city standing in the back of the house at Broadway shows after her high school day was finished. She was awarded the first grant for Costume Design from the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States. After graduating from UCLA with an M.A. in Costume Design in 1975...
“ Deborah Nadoolman Landis – Costume Designers Branch

Ms. Nadoolman Landis’ credits include “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Three Amigos” and “Coming to America,” for which she received an Academy Award nomination. ” - dan_dassow
 
44.
“ John Lasseter – Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Mr. Lasseter, a two-time Student Academy Award winner, is the recipient of both a competitive Oscar (“Tin Toy”) and a Special Achievement Award for “Toy Story.” He has also earned nominations for “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars” and “Toy Story 3.” He is chief creative officer at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios. ” - dan_dassow
 
45.
Judianna Makovsky
Judianna was born on August 24, 1967. As a child she joined the Metropolitan Opera ballet and children's chorus but was always more interested in what went on backstage to produce a show. After graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale Drama School she worked as an assistant to Jane Greenwood...
“ Judianna Makovsky – Costume Designers Branch

Ms. Makovsky has created costumes for an array of periods and genres of feature films. Her designs for “Seabiscuit,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Pleasantville” received Academy Award nominations. ” - dan_dassow
 
46.
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ Michael Mann – Directors Branch

Mr. Mann is a four-time Oscar nominee, with Writing, Directing and Best Picture nominations for “The Insider” and another Best Picture nomination for “The Aviator.” Other credits include “Ali,” “Heat” and “The Last of the Mohicans.” ” - dan_dassow
 
47.
Scott Millan
Sound Department, Gladiator
“ Scott Millan – Sound Branch

Mr. Millan has won four Academy Awards as a re-recording mixer, for “Apollo 13,” “Gladiator,” “Ray” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” He received additional nominations for “Schindler’s List,” “Braveheart,” “Road to Perdition” and “Salt.” ” - dan_dassow
 
48.
David Newman
Composer, Ice Age
In his 25 year career, David Newman has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; top-grossing comedies Norbit...
“ David Newman – Music Branch

Mr. Newman is a composer who received an Oscar nomination for the score for “Anastasia.” He served as composer on “The Spy Next Door” and “Ice Age.” ” - dan_dassow
 
49.
“ Amy Pascal - Executives Branch

Ms. Pascal is co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment where she oversees all lines of business for the studio, including motion picture operations, worldwide television production and distribution, home entertainment, and digital production. ” - dan_dassow
 
50.
Jan Pascale
Set Decorator, Argo
“ Jan Pascale - Designers Branch

Ms. Pascale was nominated for an Academy Award for her work as set decorator on “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Among her other credits are “Argo,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Syriana” and “Training Day.” ” - dan_dassow
 
51.
Robert Rehme
Producer, Patriot Games
Robert Rehme, a film producer and executive in the entertainment industry, has had over 35 years experience in exhibition, distribution and production. Working as a theater usher at the age of 16 in his hometown of Cincinnati and received his Bachelors Degree from University of Ohio, Cincinnati. His first major position in the film industry...
“ Robert Rehme – Executives Branch

A former president of Universal Pictures and CEO of New World, Mr. Rehme has served two separate terms as president of the Academy. His producing credits include “Clear and Present Danger” and “Patriot Games.” ” - dan_dassow
 
52.
“ Phil Robinson – Writers Branch

Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “Field of Dreams,” which he also directed. ” - dan_dassow
 
53.
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer, L.A. Confidential
Dante Spinotti was born in Tolmezzo, Udine, in the northeastern Italian Region of Friuli. He began his career at RAI (Italian TV), before that he spent lot of time in Kenia as cinematographer for his uncle. In 1985, producer Dino De Laurentiis offered him a chance to work in USA for the first time with Michael Mann for the feature Manhunter...
“ Dante Spinotti – Cinematographers

Mr. Spinotti earned Oscar nominations as the director of photography on “L.A. Confidential” and “The Insider.” His other credits include “Heat,” “X-Men The Last Stand” and “Tower Heist.” ” - dan_dassow
 
54.
“ Robin Swicord – Writers Branch

Ms. Swicord earned an Adapted Screenplay nomination for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (shared with Eric Roth). Her credits also include “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Matilda,” “Little Women” and “The Jane Austen Book Club,” which she also directed. ” - dan_dassow
 
55.
Michael Tronick
Music Department, Predator
“ Michael Tronick – Film Editors Branch

Mr. Tronick’s recent editing credits include “The Green Hornet,” “Bedtime Stories” and “Hairspray.” ” - dan_dassow
 
56.
Nancy Utley
Miscellaneous Crew, The Shape of Water
“ Nancy Utley - Public Relations Branch

Ms. Utley is co-president of Fox Searchlight Pictures where she manages all aspects of the company, including production, acquisitions, marketing and distribution. ” - dan_dassow