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August 4, 2010 3:23 AM
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Tom Sherak Re-Elected AMPAS President

Tom Sherak will remain at the helm of AMPAS following a vote by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors. This will be his second consecutive one-year term as president of the organization, which, among many things, produces the Academy Awards. Sherak is beginning his eighth year as a governor representing the Executives Branch. He had previously also served as treasurer for the Academy. Sherak has been a marketing, distribution and production executive for four decades. He is currently a consultant for Marvel Studios and Relativity Media.

In addition, Public Relations Branch governor and past Academy president Sid Ganis was elected first vice president; Writers Branch governor James L. Brooks was elected to one vice president post and Phil Robinson, also from the Writers Branch, was re-elected to a vice president post; Producers Branch governor Hawk Koch was re-elected treasurer; and Actors Branch governor Annette Bening was elected secretary. These will be the first officer stints for Brooks and Bening.

Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.

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