Academy Foundation Officers Elected

Cheryl Boone IsaacsAcademy Foundation Officers Elected
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (RUSHPRNEWS) August 17, 2007— Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a Public Relations Branch governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was elected Tuesday night (8/14) as president of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy. This marks Isaacs’ first term as president.

In addition, Executives Branch governor Robert Rehme was elected vice president, Film Editors Branch governor Donn Cambern was re-elected vice president, Music Branch governor Charles Bernstein was elected treasurer, and Public Relations Branch governor and current Academy President Sid Ganis was re-elected secretary. Academy Executive Director Bruce Davis remains executive secretary of the Foundation.

It is through the Academy Foundation that the Academy presents myriad public programs each year. These include, among others, the “Gold Standard,” “Great To Be Nominated,” “Oscar’s Docs” and “Contemporary Documentaries” screening series, tributes such as Friday’s “Centennial Salute to Miklós Rózsa” and exhibitions like “Movies on the Mind” and “Presenting Miss Barbara Stanwyck,” which are both currently on display at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters. The Foundation is also responsible for conducting the annual Student Academy Awards and Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competitions, presenting a variety of annual lectures and seminars, and awarding numerous financial grants to film scholars as well as film-related institutions and programs.

The world-renowned Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive also operate under the Academy Foundation banner.

Academy Foundation trustees are elected annually by the Board of Governors. Foundation trustees for 2007–2008 are: Bernstein, Jon Bloom (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch), James L. Brooks (Writers Branch), Cambern, Caleb Deschanel (Cinematographers Branch), Ganis, Jim Gianopulos (Executives Branch), J. Paul Huntsman (Sound Branch), Isaacs, Fay Kanin (Writers Branch), Kevin O’Connell (Sound Branch), Frank Pierson (Writers Branch), Rehme, Tom Sherak (Executives Branch), Bill Taylor (Visual Effects) and Henry Winkler (Actors Branch).

The Academy Foundation was established in 1942 to oversee all educational, preservation and cultural activities of the Academy. Its trustees and officers serve one-year terms.

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