Five new governors, four of them first-timers, plus nine incumbents have been elected by their branches to represent them on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, beginning August, 1, 2003.
Incumbent governors Richard Edlund, visual effects, and Jon Bloom, short films and feature animation, were re-elected, along with Ed Begley Jr., actors branch; Jeannine Oppewall, art directors; Michael Mann, directors; Arthur Dong, documentary; Dede Allen, film editors; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, public relations; and Frank Pierson, writers.
Newcomers to the board are Caleb Deschanel, cinematographers branch; Larry Gordon, producers branch; Kevin O'Connell, sound branch; and Tom Sherak, executives branch. Returning to the board is Bruce Broughton, music branch, who represented the branch for three consecutive three-year terms between 1990 and 1999.
Three governors represent each of the Academy's branches. They are elected for staggered terms, so that each branch elects or re-elects one governor each year.
Governors whose positions were not up for re-election and who continue on the board are: short films and feature animation, Carl Bell and June Foray; visual effects, Jonathan Erland and Bill Taylor; actors branch, Kathy Bates and Tom Hanks; art directors, Jeffrey Kurland and Marvin March; cinematographers, Owen Roizman and Haskell Wexler; directors, Gilbert Cates and Curtis Hanson; documentary, Michael Apted and Freida Lee Mock; executives, William M. Mechanic and Robert Rehme; film editors, Donn Cambern and Tom Rolf; music, Charles Bernstein and Arthur Hamilton; producers, Kathleen Kennedy and Mark Johnson; public relations, Sid Ganis and Richard Kahn; sound, J. Paul Huntsman and Donald C. Rogers; and writers, Fay Kanin and Hal Kanter.