The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the newly elected and reelected members of its 2023–2024 Board of Governors. The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term.
Among this year’s reelected incumbent governors was vfx maven Rob Bredow. Bredow is chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic and senior vp of creative innovation at Lucasfilm, where he oversees the companies’ overall creative strategies. His feature credits include Solo: A Star Wars Story, Independence Day, Stuart Little, Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and many others.
Technology executive Wendy Aylsworth was also reelected to the board. Aylsworthis a former Walt Disney Imagineer and Walt Disney Feature Animation director of engineering who also spent time at Warner Bros. feature animation division in the 1990s.
Among this year’s newly elected board members is Jinko Gotoh, an Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include Klaus, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and The Little Prince. Joining her is Hannah Minghella, a producer on last year’s Oscar-winning animated short The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse.
This year’s returning governors list includes Toy Story and How to Train Your Dragon producer Bonnie Arnold, Over the Moon producer Janet Yang, Netflix director of research and vfx vet Paul Debevec (Blade Runner 2049, Oblivion), and Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios vfx supervisor Marlon West (Moana, Encanto).
Here are the full results of this year’s Academy Board of Directors elections.
Incumbent governors reelected to the Board:
Rob Bredow, Visual Effects Branch
Ava DuVernay, Directors Branch
Linda Flowers, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers Branch
Stephen Rivkin, Film Editors Branch
Debra Zane, Casting Directors Branch
Elected to the Board for the first time:
Wendy Aylsworth, Production and Technology Branch
David I. Dinerstein, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
Richard Gibbs, Music Branch
Jinko Gotoh, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
Kalina Ivanov, Production Design Branch
Simon Kilmurry, Documentary Branch
Hannah Minghella, Executives Branch
Daniel Orlandi, Costume Designers Branch
Lou Diamond Phillips, Actors Branch
Dana Stevens, Writers Branch
Mark P. Stoeckinger, Sound Branch
Returning to the Board after a hiatus:
Ellen Kuras, Cinematographers Branch
They will join returning governors Pam Abdy, Bonnie Arnold, Lesley Barber, Dion Beebe, Howard Berger, Susanne Bier, Jason Blum, Gary C. Bourgeois, Brooke Breton, Paul Cameron, Ruth E. Carter, Eduardo Castro, Megan Colligan, Bill Corso, Paul Debevec, Peter Devlin, Tom Duffield, Charles Fox, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García, Donna Gigliotti, Chris Hegedus, Richard Hicks, Laura C. Kim, Marlee Matlin, Missy Parker, Jason Reitman, Nancy Richardson, Howard A. Rodman, Eric Roth, Terilyn A. Shropshire, Kim Taylor-Coleman, Jennifer Todd, Jean Tsien, Marlon West, Rita Wilson, and Janet Yang.
In a separate announcement, The Academy also revealed this week that Oscar-nominated filmmaker and Laika president and CEO Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Missing Link), has been appointed to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Board of Trustees.
Still from What’s Cookin’ Doc? (1944)