Officers 2015 - 2016
President - Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Ms. Boone 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. Ms. Boone Isaacs is a governor of the Public Relations Branch.
First Vice President - Jeffrey Kurland
Mr. Kurland’s recent feature film credits include “Tomorrowland,” “Beautiful Creatures” and “Inception.” He earned an Oscar nomination for his work on “Bullets over Broadway.” Mr. Kurland is a governor of the Costume Designers Branch.
Vice President - John Bailey
Mr. Bailey’s cinematography credits include “The Way, Way Back,” “Country Strong” and “He’s Just Not That into You.” Mr. Bailey is a governor of the Cinematographers Branch.
Vice President - Kathleen Kennedy
Ms. Kennedy is the eight-time Oscar-nominated producer of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Seabiscuit,” “Munich,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “War Horse” and "Lincoln." Ms. Kennedy is a governor of the Producers Branch.
Vice President - Bill Kroyer
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 a co-chair of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council. Mr. Kroyer is a governor of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch.
Treasurer - Jim Gianopulos
Mr. Gianopulos is the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, overseeing film production, marketing and distribution of content in all media. He also works with emerging technologies and represents the studio in industry matters and key charitable efforts. Mr. Gianopulos is a governor of the Executives Branch.
Secretary - Phil Robinson
Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “Field of Dreams,” which he also directed. Mr. Robinson is a governor of the Writers Branch.
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.
Governors 2015 - 2016
Kate Amend, Documentary Branch
Ms. Amend is the editor of the Oscar-winning documentaries “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” and “The Long Way Home.” Her recent credits include “The Case against 8,” “First Position” and “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.”
John Bailey, Cinematographers Branch
Mr. Bailey’s cinematography credits include “The Way, Way Back,” “Country Strong” and “He’s Just Not That into You.”
Ed Begley Jr., Actors Branch
Mr. Begley’s film acting credits include “A Mighty Wind” and “Pineapple Express.”
Curt R. Behlmer, Sound Branch
Mr. Behlmer, senior vice president of content solutions and industry relations at Dolby Laboratories, is a recipient of the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for his outstanding service to the Academy.
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.”
Albert Berger, Producers Branch
Mr. Berger received an Oscar nomination for “Nebraska.” His other credits include “Little Children” and “Cold Mountain” and “Election.”
Charles Bernstein, Music Branch
Mr. Bernstein’s credits include “Inglourious Basterds,” “Refusenik” and “Monster-in-Law.”
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.”
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,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles” and “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”
Kathryn L. 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.”
Jon Bloom, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
Mr. Bloom’s live action short film “Overnight Sensation” earned an Oscar nomination. He founded the production company Bloomfilm in 1987.
LOIS BURWELL, MAKEUP ARTISTS AND HAIRSTYLISTS BRANCH
Ms. Burwell won an Oscar for her makeup work on “Braveheart” and a second nomination for “Saving Private Ryan.” Her other feature credits include “The Princess Bride,” “War Horse” and “Lincoln.”
Rick Carter, Designers Branch
Mr. Carter has won Academy Awards for his work as production designer on “Lincoln” and “Avatar.” He earned additional nominations for “War Horse” and “Forrest Gump,” and also has worked on such films as “Munich,” “War of the Worlds” and “Jurassic Park.”
Bill Corso, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Mr. Corso won an Academy Award for his makeup work on “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” and has won three Emmys®, most recently for HBO’s “Grey Gardens.” His other feature credits include “Savages,” “Enchanted,” “Planet of the Apes” (2001), “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Galaxy Quest.”
Caleb Deschanel, Cinematographers Branch
Mr. Deschanel is the five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer of “The Right Stuff,” “The Natural,” “Fly Away Home,” “The Patriot” and “The Passion of the Christ.”
Richard Edlund, Visual Effects Branch
Mr. Edlund has won four Oscars, for “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi,” and has earned an additional six nominations. He also is the recipient of three Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards and the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch
Mr. Fellman is the president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. In his career, he has overseen the theatrical releases of eight “Harry Potter” films, the “Dark Knight” trilogy, the “Matrix” trilogy, the “Superman” films, “Happy Feet,” “Gravity,” “The Lego Movie,” and Best Picture winners “Chariots of Fire,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Departed” and “Argo.”
Charles Fox, Music Branch
Mr. Fox has received Oscar nominations for composing the songs “Richard’s Window” from “The Other Side of the Mountain” and “Ready To Take A Chance Again” from “Foul Play.”
MICHAEL GIACCHINO, MUSIC BRANCH
Mr. Giacchino won an Oscar for his original score for “Up.” His other credits include “Inside Out,” “Jurassic World,” “Super 8” and “Ratatouille,” for which he received an Oscar nomination.
JIM GIANOPULOS, EXECUTIVES BRANCH
Mr. Gianopulos is the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, overseeing film production, marketing and distribution of content in all media. He also works with emerging technologies and represents the studio in industry matters and key charitable efforts.
Alex Gibney, Documentary Branch
Mr. Gibney is the writer, director and producer of several documentary features, including the Oscar-nominated “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” the Oscar-winning “Taxi to the Dark Side” and “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.” He also has received two Emmy® Awards and a Grammy® for his work.
Tom Hanks, Actors Branch
Mr. Hanks, a five-time Academy Award nominee, won back-to-back Oscars for his lead performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.” His other credits include ”Captain Phillips,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and the three “Toy Story” films.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Public Relations Branch
Ms. Boone 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.
Mark Johnson, Producers Branch
Mr. Johnson, recipient of a Best Picture Oscar nomination for “Bugsy” and a statuette for “Rain Man,” also has produced such films as “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “My Sister’s Keeper.”
RORY KENNEDY, DOCUMENTARY BRANCH
Ms. Kennedy received an Oscar nomination for the documentary feature “Last Days in Vietnam.” Her other credits include “Ethel,” “Killing in the Name,” “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.”
Lora Kennedy, Casting Directors Branch
Ms. Kennedy has worked as a casting director for more than 25 years, on such features as “Soapdish,” “Tombstone,” “Argo” and “Man of Steel.” She is the 2012 recipient of the Casting Society of America’s Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession.
Kathleen Kennedy, Producers Branch
Ms. Kennedy is the eight-time Oscar-nominated producer of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Color Purple,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Seabiscuit,” “Munich,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “War Horse” and "Lincoln."
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 “Ali,” “Man on the Moon,” “A River Runs through It” and the documentary feature “Hearts and Minds.”
John Knoll, Visual Effects Branch
Mr. Knoll has earned five Oscar nominations for Visual Effects, 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 his work on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”
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 a co-chair of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council.
Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch
Mr. Kurland’s recent feature film credits include “Tomorrowland,” “Beautiful Creatures” and “Inception.” He earned an Oscar nomination for his work on “Bullets over Broadway.”
MARVIN LEVY, PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH
Mr. Levy is an executive vice president at DreamWorks Studios, where he oversees the creation and execution of film marketing strategies. Prior to DreamWorks, Mr. Levy worked at MGM, Cinerama Releasing and Columbia Pictures, and also headed his own company.
CAROL LITTLETON, FILM EDITORS BRANCH
Ms. Littleton earned an Oscar nomination for her work on “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” She also has edited such features as “A Walk in the Woods,” “Margot at the Wedding,” “Beloved” and “The Big Chill.”
Judianna Makovsky, Costume Designers Branch
Ms. Makovsky received Oscar nominations for her costume designs for “Seabiscuit,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Pleasantville.” Her other feature credits include “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “The Hunger Games.”
Mark Mangini, Sound Branch
Mr. Mangini is a three-time Oscar-nominated sound editor, for “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” “Aladdin” and “The Fifth Element.” He recently served as a supervising sound editor on “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Michael Mann, Directors Branch
Mr. Mann is a four-time Oscar nominee, with a Best Picture nomination for “The Aviator” and Writing, Directing and Best Picture nominations for “The Insider.” His numerous feature directing credits include “Ali,” “Heat” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”
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 his work on “Schindler’s List,” “Braveheart,” “Road to Perdition,” “Salt” and “Skyfall.”
Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Costume Designers Branch
Ms. Nadoolman Landis designed the costumes for “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.
DARYN OKADA, CINEMATOGRAPHERS BRANCH
Mr. Okada’s cinematography credits include “Let’s Be Cops,” “Dolphin Tale 2,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Mean Girls” and “Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.”
Amy Pascal, Executives Branch
Ms. Pascal runs Pascal Pictures, where she serves as producer on several upcoming projects including Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” and Marvel’s “Spider-Man.” Prior to forming the company, she served as Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Jan Pascale, Designers Branch
Ms. Pascale was nominated for an Academy Award for her work as set decorator on “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Her other credits include “Argo,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Syriana” and “Training Day.”
Billy Ray, Writers Branch
Mr. Ray received an Oscar nomination for his adapted screenplay for “Captain Phillips.” His other credits include “Secret in Their Eyes,” “ The Hunger Games,” “Breach” and “Shattered Glass.”
Phil Robinson, Writers Branch
Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “Field of Dreams,” which he also directed.
Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
Mr. Rogers has received two Oscar nominations, for his live action short films “Ballet Robotique” and “Rainbow War.” He is the founder and chief creative officer of BRC Imagination Arts, an experience design agency.
David Rubin, Casting Directors Branch
Mr. Rubin’s career as a casting director spans three decades and more than 70 motion pictures, including “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “The English Patient,” “Men in Black” and “Lars and the Real Girl.” In 2002 he received the Casting Society of America’s Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession.
Robin Swicord, Writers Branch
Ms. Swicord earned an Adapted Screenplay nomination for the screen story for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Her credits also include “Little Women,” “Matilda,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “The Jane Austen Book Club,” which she also directed.
Bill Taylor, Visual Effects Branch
Mr. Taylor has contributed to the visual effects of more than 200 features, including “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Public Enemies,” “Milk” and “The Fast and the Furious.” He is a founder and honorary life member of the Visual Effects Society as well as the 2012 recipient of the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
Bernard Telsey, Casting Directors Branch
Mr. Telsey has been a casting director for film, stage, and television for over 25 years. Feature credits include "Ricki and the Flash," "The Intern," "Into the Woods," "Focus,” “A Most Violent Year,” "Rachel Getting Married,” "Margin Call,” “Across the Universe," and "Pieces of April.” He serves as the New York Vice-President of Casting Society of America.
Michael Tronick, Film Editors Branch
Mr. Tronick’s film editing credits include “Scent of a Woman,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Hairspray,” “The Green Hornet” and “2 Guns.”
Nancy Utley, Public Relations Branch
Ms. Utley is co-president of Fox Searchlight Pictures, where she jointly manages all aspects of the company, including production, acquisitions, marketing and distribution.
Edward Zwick, Directors Branch
Mr. Zwick has directed such films as “Glory,” “The Last Samurai,” “Blood Diamond” and “Love & Other Drugs.” As a producer, he received a Best Picture Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” and a nomination for “Traffic.”