Oscar 2007: Ganis Elected Academy President for a Third Term

August 16, 2007–Sid Ganis was re-elected to his third term as prexy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

In the board of governor elections Tuesday, Robert Rehme, executives branch governor and past Academy preexy, was re-elected first VP; actors branch governor Tom Hanks and music branch governor Charles Bernstein were veepees; producers branch governor Hawk Koch was treasurer; and short films and feature animation branch governor Jon Bloom was elected secretary.

Among the activities under Ganis' leadership in the coming year are plans for the 80th Academy Awards, to be held February 24.

The prexy and the board will be working on new ideas and projects that include the Academy museum.

The Academy Foundation is constantly putting on programs, screenings, exhibits and tributes to filmmakers as well as administering the Nicholl Fellowships and the grants it presents to many arts organizations.

Another porject is the joint venture with Library of Congress, a study on the previously unexplored world of digital archiving. er industries that digitally archive.”

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

These will be the first terms for Bernstein, Koch and Bloom. Hanks has previously served one term each as a vice president and as treasurer, while Rehme has served in various officer posts, including president, a total of 16 terms.

Ganis is in his 21st year as a governor, representing the public relations branch. In 1996, he founded Out of the Blue Entertainment, based at Sony. Before that, he held various positions at Sony Pictures, including vice chairman of Columbia and prexy of worldwide marketing for Columbia-TriStar. Before that, Ganis served five years at Paramount as president of the motion picture group, and was the studio's president of worldwide marketing.