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

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 – 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
2.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
3.
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
4.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
5.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
6.
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...
“ 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. ” - 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.
“ 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
 
9.
John Bailey
Cinematographer, Groundhog Day
“ John Bailey – Cinematographers Branch

Mr. Bailey's recent cinematography credits include "Country Strong" and "He's Just Not That into You." ” - dan_dassow
 
10.
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 50 motion pictures and received an Oscar for his work on "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." ” - dan_dassow
 
11.
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
12.
Curt Behlmer
Sound Department, Trinity
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
13.
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 All Right." She is currently serving as the chair of the Actors Branch Executive Committee. ” - dan_dassow
 
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 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 "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. ” - dan_dassow
 
15.
James D. Bissell
Production Designer, Good Night, and Good Luck.
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 "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." He recently completed work on "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," along with fellow governor Rosemary Brandenburg. ” - dan_dassow
 
16.
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. 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
17.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
18.
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
 
19.
Anne V. Coates
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 before sending them out to Britain's churches...
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
20.
“ 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
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
24.
Leonard Engelman
Makeup Department, Heat
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
25.
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." He is currently serving as chair of the Documentary Branch Executive Committee. ” - dan_dassow
 
26.
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 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
27.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
28.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
29.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
30.
Don Hall
Sound Department, Young Frankenstein
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
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 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
 
32.
Tom Hanks
Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992). Hanks has stated that his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he subsequently improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his "modern era of movie making ...
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
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 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. 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
34.
“ 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
 
35.
“ 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
 
36.
“ 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
 
37.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
38.
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 as the chair of the Cinema 2.0 Committee and as co-chair of the Science and Technology Council. ” - dan_dassow
 
39.
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer, Inception
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
40.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
41.
Marvin Levy
Miscellaneous Crew, The Blood of Others
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
42.
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 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
43.
Scott Millan
Sound Department, Gladiator
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
44.
Michael Moore
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 journalism at the University of Michigan-Flint...
“ 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." ” - dan_dassow
 
45.
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 the animated feature "Anastasia." He recently served as composer on "The Spy Next Door." ” - dan_dassow
 
46.
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." He is currently serving as the chair of the Executives Branch Executive Committee, the Audit Committee and Centers Oversight Committee. ” - dan_dassow
 
47.
“ 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. ” - dan_dassow
 
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 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
 
49.
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