John Bailey is the new Academy president

Source: Academy Publicity Department

John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (Aug. 8) by the Board of Governors. This is his first term as president and fourteenth year as a governor representing the Cinematographers Branch.

His credit as a cinematographer includes"Ordinary People," "American Gigolo," "The Big Chill," "Groundhog Day," "As Good as It Gets," "The Way Way Back," and "A Walk in the Woods." In 2014 he had received the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here are the others that were elected to officer positions by the Board:
  • Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards, and Events Committee)
  • Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
  • Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)
  • Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Finance Committee)
  • Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)
  • David Rubin, Secretary, (chair, Membership and Administration Committee)