Apart from a tied vote in the film editors branch, which requires a bit more work to select one of two candidates, the Academy’s latest Board of Governors is confirmed.
Director Roger Ross Williams (pictured, top), currently in NZ to present his Life, Animated at this year’s NZIFF, is among those elected to the board for the first time. Williams won the Oscar for short doco for 2010’s Music by Prudence. His doco feature God Loves Uganda won Best International Feature and Best Director at Doc Edge in 2014.
Each of the Academy’s 17 branches elects three board members for a term of three years. Earlier this year the President also appointed three ‘Governors at large’, who will continue their terms. They are Reginald Hudlin, Gregory Nava and Yuh Nelson.
The Governors are:
Sharen K. Davis
Daniel R. Fellman
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
William M. Mechanic
Roger Ross Williams