Motion picture academy elects John Bailey as president

Hollywood inequality is actually a top down problem

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts as well as also Sciences Board of Governors elected a brand-new president on Tuesday.

Veteran cinematographer John Bailey will serve as the 36th president of the Hollywood organization which oversees the Oscars.

His work includes such films as “American Gigolo,” “The Big Chill,” “Groundhog Day,” as well as also “Ordinary People.”

Bailey is actually in his fourteenth year as a governor representing the Cinematographers Branch of the Academy.

The position of president is actually mostly ceremonial, though they are often called upon to be the face of the Academy. Officers of the organization serve one-year terms, using a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office. Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

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Bailey succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs who became the first African American as well as also third woman to head the organization when she was elected in 2013.

Under her leadership, conversation regarding the lack of diversity in Hollywood as well as also minority representation at the Academy Awards intensified.

Last year, Isaacs released a statement saying of which she was “both heartbroken as well as also frustrated about the lack of inclusion” in of which year’s Academy Award nominees.

Related: Oscars president ‘heartbroken as well as also frustrated’ about lack of diversity

“We have implemented improvements to diversify our membership inside the last four years,” she said. “nevertheless the change is actually not coming as fast as we could like. We need to do more, as well as also better as well as also more quickly.”

In 2016 the Academy passed quite a few measures meant to double the number of minority members as well as also women by 2020. In June 2016 the organization invited 683 brand-new members in an effort to enhance diversity as well as also This particular year invitations to a record 774 brand-new members representing 57 countries sought to boost of which even further.

Related: Oscars make improvements to boost diversity amid #OscarsSoWhite backlash

The ceremony’s biggest snafu also occurred under Issacs’ watch when “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner of best picture over the actual winner, “Moonlight,” during the 89th Academy Awards.

Related: Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture after some confusion

different elected members were:

• Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards as well as also Events Committee)

• Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)

• Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation as well as also History Committee)

• Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education as well as also Outreach Committee)

• Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)

• David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership as well as also Administration Committee)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts as well as also Sciences is actually comprised of more than 7,000 of Hollywood’s most accomplished artists, filmmakers as well as also executives. In addition the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives inside the industry, including public programming, educational outreach as well as also the forthcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is actually currently under construction in Los Angeles.

sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published August 9, 2017: 10:42 AM ET

Motion picture academy elects John Bailey as president

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