The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected 10 first-time governors including Sony Pictures Co-chairman Amy Pascal to its board of directors for the upcoming year. The board's ranks have been expanded from 43 to 48.
In addition to Pascal, costume designers Judianna Makovsky and Deborah Nadoolman, designers Rick Carter and Jan Pascale, documentarian Alex Gibney, film editor Lynzee Klingman, and Kathryn Blondell and Bill Corso from the makeup artists and hairstylists branch, will join the board of governors.
Fox Searchlight Co-president Nancy Utley has also joined the board, representing the public relations branch.
Governors Ed Begley Jr. (actors), John Bailey (cinematographers), Kathryn Bigelow (directors), Charles Fox (music), Jon Bloom (short films and feature animation), Curt Behlmer (sound), Richard Edlund (visual effects) and Robin Swicord (writers) have been reelected to the board.
Producer Mark Johnson will return to the board after a year-long hiatus to represent the producers branch of the organization.
The academy is comprised of 16 branches, including the recently created costume designers branch. Each are represented by three governors who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
This year marks the first year the makeup artists and hairstylists branch is represented by three governors. It was previously represented by one.
Governors continuing on the board include Annette Bening and Tom Hanks (actors), Jim Bissell (designers), Richard P. Crudo and Dante Spinotti (cinematographers), Jeffrey Kurland (costume designers), Lisa Cholodenko and Michael Mann (directors), Michael Apted and Rob Epstein (documentary), Dick Cook and Robert Rehme (executives), Mark L. Goldblatt and Michael Tronick (film editors), Leonard Engelman (makeup artists and hairstylists), Arthur Hamilton and David L. Newman (music), Gale Anne Hurd and Kathleen Kennedy (producers), Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Rob Friedman (public relations), Bill Kroyer and John Lasseter (short films and feature animation), Don Hall and Scott Millan, (sound), Craig Barron and John Knoll (visual effects) and Bill Condon and Phil Robinson (writers).
The new board of governors will choose a new president to replace Hawk Koch at the end of the month.