- LOS ANGELES
David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/6) by the organization’s Board of Governors.
Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch. He succeeds cinematographer John Bailey, ASC as Academy president.
Rubin becomes the first casting director to serve as president of the Academy. With more than 100 film and television credits, he has cast such features as The English Patient, Men in Black, Hairspray, Lars and the Real Girl, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Get Shorty, My Best Friend’s Wedding, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Fried Green Tomatoes.
Also elected to Academy officer positions by the Board:
- Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
- Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
- Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)
- Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)
- Mark Johnson, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)
- Bonnie Arnold, Secretary (chair, Membership and Governance Committee)
Burwell, Ganis, Karaszewski and Utley were re-elected to their posts. This will be the first officer stint for Arnold and Johnson.
Academy board members may 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.