Academy Foundation Board of Trustees 2013–2014

The Academy Foundation was established in 1944 with the purpose of organizing and overseeing the Academy’s educational and cultural activities, including the preservation of motion picture history.

In addition to operating the Academy Film Archive and the Margaret Herrick Library, the Foundation also presents the Academy’s rich assortment of screenings and other public programs each year.

Trustees

Annette Bening

Annette Bening

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 Alright.”

Dick Cook

Dick Cook

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.

Leonard Engelman

Leonard Engelman

Mr. Engelman’s credits include “Burlesque,” “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Moonstruck.”

Gale Anne Hurd

Gale Anne Hurd

Ms. Hurd’s producing credits include “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Abyss” and the first three “Terminator” movies. She is currently serving as the chair of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

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.

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy

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.”

Bill Kroyer

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 serving co-chair of the Science and Technology Council.

Jeffrey Kurland

Jeffrey Kurland

Mr. Kurland is a costume designer, whose most recent project was “Inception.”  He earned an Oscar nomination for “Bullets over Broadway.”

John Lasseter

John Lasseter

Mr. Lasseter, a two-time Student Academy Award winner, is the recipient of both a competitive Oscar (“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 Animation Studios.

Phil Robinson

Phil Robinson

Mr. Robinson earned an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “Field of Dreams,” which he also directed.

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