Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors 2012–2013

by dan_dassow | created - 03 Aug 2013 | updated - 04 Aug 2013 | Public

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.

Source: [link]http://www.oscars.org/academy/history-organization/governors.html[/link]

Also see: New Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Members 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Board of Governors 2012–2013 2013–2014

1. Hawk Koch

Producer | Hostage

Hawk Koch was born on December 14, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Howard Winchel Koch Jr. He is a producer and assistant director, known for Hostage (2005), Source Code (2011) and Virtuosity (1995).

President – Hawk Koch, Producers Branch

Mr. Koch's producer credits include "Losing Isaiah" and "Gorky Park." He recently served as executive producer on "Source Code." He is chair of the General Membership Committee.

2. Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Self | Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was born in 1949 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary (2018), Entertainment Tonight (1981) and The Mike Douglas Show (1961). She is married to Stanley Isaacs. They have one child.

First Vice 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.

3. Kathleen Kennedy

Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Kathleen Kennedy worked in San Diego local television before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired by Steven Spielberg as a secretary on the production of 1941 (1979). Both later reported that she was lacking as a typist but had good production ideas. She was an associate to Mr. Spielberg on ...

Vice President – 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."

4. Phil Alden Robinson

Writer | Field of Dreams

Phil Alden Robinson was born on March 1, 1950 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Field of Dreams (1989), Sneakers (1992) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). He has been married to Paulette Bartlett since September 26, 2009.

Vice President – Phil Robinson, Writers Branch

Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of "Field of Dreams," which he also directed. He is producing the 2011 Governors Awards for the Academy. He is chair of the Awards Rules Committee and the International Outreach Committee.

Treasurer – Rob Friedman , Public Relations Branch

Mr. Friedman is co-chairman and CEO of Summit Entertainment. Previously he held top-level positions at Warner Bros. and Paramount.

6. Robert Rehme

Producer | Beverly Hills Cop III

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...

Secretary – 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." He is currently serving as the chair of the Executives Branch Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and Centers Oversight Committee.

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 ...

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.

8. Michael Apted

Director | Enigma

Michael Apted was born on February 10, 1941 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Michael David Apted. He is a director and producer, known for Enigma (2001), Rome (2005) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).

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."

9. John Bailey

Cinematographer | In the Line of Fire

John Bailey was born on August 10, 1942 in Moberly, Missouri, USA as John Ira Bailey. He is known for his work on In the Line of Fire (1993), The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991) and Antitrust (2001). He has been married to Carol Littleton since March 11, 1972.

John Bailey – Cinematographers Branch

Mr. Bailey's recent cinematography credits include "Country Strong" and "He's Just Not That into You."

10. Craig Barron

Visual_effects | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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 ...

Craig Barron – Visual Effects Branch

Mr. Barron has contributed visual effects to more than 50 motion pictures and received an Oscar for his work on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

11. Ed Begley Jr.

Actor | Whatever Works

Ed Begley Jr. was born on September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward James Begley Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Whatever Works (2009), Pineapple Express (2008) and A Mighty Wind (2003). He has been married to Rachelle Carson since August 23, 2000. They have one child....

Ed Begley Jr. – Actors Branch

Mr. Begley's recent film acting credits include "For Your Consideration" and "Pineapple Express." He appears as the title character in the upcoming "Wish Wizard."

12. Curt Behlmer

Sound_department | Trinity

Curt Behlmer is known for his work on Trinity (1998) and Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006).

Curt Behlmer – Sound Branch

Mr. Behlmer, executive vice president of theatrical services and COO of Technicolor Digital Cinema, was awarded the Academy's John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for his outstanding service to the organization.

13. Annette Bening

Actress | American Beauty

Annette Carol 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 is of German and British Isles ancestry. Her family moved to California when she was young, and 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 All Right." She is currently serving as the chair of the Actors Branch Executive Committee.

14. 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 ...

Kathryn Bigelow – Directors Branch

Ms. Bigelow won Oscars for directing and producing "The Hurt Locker." Her other directing credits include "K-19: The Widowmaker" and "Point Break." She is currently working on an untitled drama about Navy Seal Team 6 and serves as the chair of the Directors Branch Executive Committee.

15. James D. Bissell

Production_designer | 300

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 ...

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 "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." He recently completed work on "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," along with fellow governor Rosemary Brandenburg.

16. Jon Bloom

How Do You Know

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 ...

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. He has produced numerous film packages for Academy Awards telecasts and the Governors Awards. He is currently serving as the chair of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Executive Committee.

17. Rosemary Brandenburg

Set_decorator | The Island

Rosemary Brandenburg is known for her work on The Island (2005), Public Enemies (2009) and Amistad (1997).

Rosemary Brandenburg – Designers Branch

Ms. Brandenburg is a set decorator whose recent credits include "Unstoppable" and "Public Enemies." She recently completed work osion: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" and is serving as the chair of the Designers Branch Executive Committee.

18. Lisa Cholodenko

Director | The Kids Are All Right

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...

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."

19. Anne V. Coates

Editor | Lawrence of Arabia

After harrowing experiences as a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering plastic surgery hospital in East Grinstead, Anne Coates started to fulfil her long-held ambition to be a film director with a company called Religious Films. The work consisted of patching up prints of devotional shorts ...

Anne V. Coates – Film Editors Branch

Ms. Coates is a five-time Academy Award nominee. She won the Film Editing Oscar for "Lawrence of Arabia." She most recently served as editor on "Extraordinary Measures" and "The Golden Compass."

20. Bill Condon

Director | Dreamgirls

Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as William Patrick Condon. He is a director and writer, known for Dreamgirls (2006), Kinsey (2004) and Gods and Monsters (1998).

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."

21. Dick Cook

Producer | 42

Dick Cook was born on August 20, 1950 in Kern County, California, USA as Richard Webster Cook. He is a producer, known for 42 (2013), Who Is God? and Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic (2007). He has been married to Bonnie S. Drury since July 6, 1974. They have two children.

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.

22. Richard Crudo

Camera_department | Donnie Darko

Richard Crudo was born in 1957 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Donnie Darko (2001), Presumed Innocent (1990) and Movie 43 (2013).

Richard P. Crudo – Cinematographers Branch

Mr. Crudo's cinematography credits include "Down to Earth," "Outside Providence" and "American Pie."

23. Richard Edlund

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Richard Edlund was born on December 6, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

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." He is currently serving as the chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee.

24. Leonard Engelman

Make_up_department | The Princess Diaries

Leonard Engelman is known for his work on The Princess Diaries (2001), Heat (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997).

Leonard Engelman – Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Mr. Engelman's credits include "Burlesque," "The Accidental Tourist" and "Moonstruck" and is serving as the chair of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Executive Committee.

25. Rob Epstein

Producer | The Celluloid Closet

Rob Epstein was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Robert P. Epstein. He is a producer and director, known for The Celluloid Closet (1995), Paragraph 175 (2000) and The Times of Harvey Milk (1984).

Rob has produced films that have screened worldwide, in cinemas, on television, home video and ...

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." He is currently serving as chair of the Documentary Branch Executive Committee.

26. Charles Fox

Soundtrack | National Lampoon's European Vacation

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 ...

Charles Fox – Music Branch

Mr. Fox has received Oscar nominations for composing 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."

Rob Friedman – Public Relations Branch

Mr. Friedman is co-chairman and CEO of Summit Entertainment. Previously he held top-level positions at Warner Bros. and Paramount.

28. James Gianopulos

Self | Olympia Dukakis: Undefined

Co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment with Tom Rothman [2003].

Jim Gianopulos – Executives Branch

Mr. Gianopulos is the co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. He is currently serving as the chair of the Investment Committee.

29. Mark Goldblatt

Editor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Mark Goldblatt is known for his work on Terminator 2 (1991), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and True Lies (1994).

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." He is currently serving as the chair of the Film Editors Branch Executive Committee.

30. Don Hall

Sound_department | Firestarter

Don Hall is known for his work on Firestarter (1984), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and The Towering Inferno (1974).

Don Hall – Sound Branch

Mr. Hall's 40 years worth of sound editing credits include "A Walk in the Clouds," "Divine Madness" and "The Towering Inferno."

31. 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 ...

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."

32. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

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." He was most recently seen in "Larry Crowne" and stars in the upcoming "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."

33. 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 ...

Gale Anne Hurd – Producers Branch

Ms. Hurd's producing credits include "The Incredible Hulk," "The Abyss" and the first three "Terminator" movies. With fellow governor Hawk Koch, she is producing the upcoming "Very Good Girls." She is currently serving as the chair of the Nicholl Fellowships Committee.

34. Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Self | Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was born in 1949 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. She is known for her work on Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary (2018), Entertainment Tonight (1981) and The Mike Douglas Show (1961). She is married to Stanley Isaacs. They have one child.

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.

35. Kathleen Kennedy

Producer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Kathleen Kennedy worked in San Diego local television before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired by Steven Spielberg as a secretary on the production of 1941 (1979). Both later reported that she was lacking as a typist but had good production ideas. She was an associate to Mr. Spielberg on ...

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."

36. John Knoll

Visual_effects | Rogue One

John Knoll was born on October 6, 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Rogue One (2016), Pacific Rim (2013) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). He is married to Jennifer Knoll. They have four children.

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."

37. Hawk Koch

Producer | Hostage

Hawk Koch was born on December 14, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Howard Winchel Koch Jr. He is a producer and assistant director, known for Hostage (2005), Source Code (2011) and Virtuosity (1995).

Hawk Koch – Producers Branch

Mr. Koch's producer credits include "Losing Isaiah" and "Gorky Park." He recently served as executive producer on "Source Code." He is chair of the General Membership Committee.

38. Bill Kroyer

Art_department | TRON

Bill Kroyer was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Technological Threat, the first film to combine 2D and CG animated characters. He directed Ferngully, The Last Rainforest, as well as dozens of commercials and animated feature film credit sequences. As Señior Animation Director at ...

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 as the chair of the Cinema 2.0 Committee and as co-chair of the Science and Technology Council.

39. Jeffrey Kurland

Costume_designer | Inception

Jeffrey Kurland is known for his work on Inception (2010), Dunkirk (2017) and Radio Days (1987).

Jeffrey Kurland – Designers Branch

Mr. Kurland is a costume designer whose most recent project was "Inception." He earned an Oscar nomination for "Bullets over Broadway." He is currently serving as the chair of the Costume Design Committee and co-chair of the Governors Ball Committee.

40. John Lasseter

Writer | Toy Story 2

Although born in Hollywood John and his twin sister, Johanna were raised in Wittier near Los Angeles. His parents were Jewell Mae (Risley), an art teacher, and Paul Eual Lasseter, a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. His mother's profession contributed to his interest in animation and ...

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 (for the animated short film "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 Studios Animation and is currently serving as the chair of the Finance Committee.

41. Marvin Levy

Le sang des autres

Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Public Relations Branch) [1991-2002 & 2004-]

Marvin Levy – Public Relations Branch

Mr. Levy is a marketing executive at DreamWorks SKG. He is currently serving as the chair of the Public Relations Branch Executive Committee.

42. Michael Mann

Producer | The Insider

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 (1975). He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile (1979), in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release,...

Michael Mann – Directors Branch

Mr. Mann is a director, screenwriter and producer, who earned three Oscar nominations for "The Insider" and a Best picture nomination for "The Aviator." Other credits include "Ali," "Heat" and "The Last of the Mohicans."

43. Scott Millan

Sound_department | Skyfall

Scott has been fortunate enough to work with many extraordinary directors and producers and to have his talent recognized with 9 Academy Award nominations and 4 wins. Scott is also the 2012 recipient of the Cinema Audio Society's "Career Achievement Award".

Since arriving in the Fall of 2011, Scott ...

Scott Millan – Sound Branch

Mr. Millan is an eight-time Oscar-nominated sound re-recording mixer, who won four Oscars for "Apollo 13," "Gladiator," "Ray" and "The Bourne Ultimatum." Other credits include "Schindler's List," "Braveheart," "Road to Perdition" and "Salt."

44. Michael Moore

Director | Bowling for Columbine

Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry.

Moore studied ...

Michael Moore – Documentary Branch

Mr. Moore won the Academy Award for his documentary feature "Bowling for Columbine" and was nominated for "Sicko." His other credits include "Capitalism: A Love Story" and "Fahrenheit 9/11."

45. David Newman

Composer | The Nutty Professor

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...

David Newman – Music Branch

Mr. Newman is a composer who received an Oscar nomination for the score for the animated feature "Anastasia." He recently served as composer on "The Spy Next Door."

46. Robert Rehme

Producer | Beverly Hills Cop III

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...

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." He is currently serving as the chair of the Executives Branch Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and Centers Oversight Committee.

47. Phil Alden Robinson

Writer | Field of Dreams

Phil Alden Robinson was born on March 1, 1950 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Field of Dreams (1989), Sneakers (1992) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). He has been married to Paulette Bartlett since September 26, 2009.

Phil Robinson – Writers Branch

Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of "Field of Dreams," which he also directed. He is producing the 2011 Governors Awards for the Academy. He is chair of the Awards Rules Committee and the International Outreach Committee.

48. 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 ...

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."

49. Michael Tronick

Editor | Scent of a Woman

Elected to a 3rd term on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences representing the Film Editors Branch. Elected a Vice President of the Board of Governors in 2017. Member of the Academy's Science and Technology Council. Co-chairman of the Sci-Tech's Public Programs ...

Michael Tronick – Film Editors Branch

Mr. Tronick's recent editing credits include "The Green Hornet," "Bedtime Stories" and "Hairspray."