Animator John Lasseter and VFX Artist Craig Barron are among five new governors, three of them serving for the first time, who have been elected to represent their branches on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nine incumbent governors were reelected.
Newcomers to the board are Alexander Payne for the directors branch, John Lasseter, short films and feature animation and Craig Barron, visual effects. Returning to the board are Albert Wolsky, art directors, after an absence of three years, and past Academy president Robert Rehme, from the executives branch, who was off the board for one year. Both had taken a hiatus after serving the maximum of three consecutive three-year terms.
Incumbent governors re-elected to another term on the board are Tom Hanks, actors branch; Owen Roizman, cinematographers; Michael Apted, documentary; Donn Cambern, film editors; Charles Bernstein, music; Kathleen Kennedy, producers; Sid Ganis, public relations; J. Paul Huntsman, sound and Fay Kanin, writers.
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: actors branch, Kathy Bates and Ed Begley Jr.; art directors, Rosemary Brandenburg and Jeannine Oppewall; cinematographers, Roger Deakins and Caleb Deschanel; directors, Curtis Hanson and Michael Mann; documentary, Arthur Dong and Freida Lee Mock; executives, James N. Gianopulos and Tom Sherak; film editors, Dede Allen and Tom Rolf; music, Bruce Broughton and Arthur Hamilton; producers, Larry Gordon and Hawk Koch; public relations, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Marvin Levy; short films and feature animation, Carl Bell and Jon Bloom; sound, Donald C. Rogers and Kevin O'Connell; visual effects, Richard Edlund and Jonathan Erland; and writers, Frank R. Pierson and Phil Alden Robinson.