He replaces Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Cinematographer John Bailey
has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Bailey was chosen by the Academy’s board of governors on Tuesday night (8 August) and succeeds outgoing president Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Bailey’s cinematography credits include Ordinary People
, American Gigolo
and Groundhog Day
. In 2014 he received the American Society of Cinematographers lifetime achievement award.
He is currently an Academy board member representing the cinematographers’ branch, where he is serving his fourteenth year on the board. As president he will work alongside Academy CEO Dawn Hudson
The board also elected new officers, they are: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