Cinematographer Elected President of Motion Picture Academy

Aug 9, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected a new president, with the Board of Governors selecting veteran cinematographer John Bailey for a one-year term, the AP reports.

Bailey succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has held the office since 2013. Boone Isaacs, who presided during the #OscarsSoWhite scandal and this year’s infamous best-picture flub, said earlier this year that she would not be running again for the office.

Bailey has been a film academy governor representing the cinematography branch for 14 years, the AP notes. His film credits include “American Gigolo,” ”The Big Chill,” ”Groundhog Day” and “As Good as It Gets.”

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