Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Academy Unveils 2016-17 Board of Governors

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Academy Unveils 2016-17 Board of Governors

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Costume designer Sharen K. Davis and documentarian Roger Ross Williams are among the new influx of governors as Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs hailed "another step towards inclusion" on Monday.

Steven Spielberg and Laura Dern are among others voted to the board for the first time, alongside Laura Karpman and Kevin Collier.

Re-elected incumbent governors are: David Rubin, John Bailey, Jan Pascale, Mark Johnson, Nancy Utley, Jon Bloom, and Robin Swicord.

Returning to the board after a hiatus are: William M. Mechanic, Leonard Engelman, and Craig Barron. A run-offelection is required for the film editors branch.

The board includes the three governors-at-large appointed in January by Isaacs: Reginald Hudlin, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Gregory Nava.

The Academy's 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

* Major! by Annalise Ophelian won the 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival U. …

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