The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Board of Trustees mentioned Tuesday that it has elected Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos as its chairman, a transfer that comes after earlier chair Ron Meyer stepped down final month.
Sarandos had been the board’s vice-chair when he was named performing chair within the wake the departure of Meyer, who abruptly exited as vice chairman of NBCUniversal.
“Growing up a movie lover, I always wished for a place like the Academy Museum—somewhere I could lose myself in the magic of film,” Sarandos mentioned in the present day. “I am both honored and inspired to serve as chair, alongside the magnificent board of trustees and museum staff, as we work towards our April 2021 opening.”
In different Academy Museum voting, Miky Lee (Mie Kyung Lee) was elected vice-chair, and Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos was elected Treasurer. Kimberly Steward was re-elected to her position as Secretary.
The museum’s governing physique, the board of trustees oversees the group’s strategic imaginative and prescient, maintains its monetary well being, and ensures the establishment fulfills its mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema by way of inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, applications, initiatives, and collections.
The full board consists of Sarandos, Lee, Steward, Gianopulos and Patricia S. Bellinger, Jason Blum, Arnaud Boetsch, Olivier de Givenchy, Laura Dern, David Dolby, Sidonie Seydoux Dumas, Ray Halbritter, Tom Hanks, Dawn Hudson, Ryan Murphy, Isis Mussenden, Katherine Oliver, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Dominic Ng, David Rubin, Regina Okay. Scully, Emma Thomas, Diane von Furstenberg and Kevin Yeaman.
The museum remains to be set for an April 30, 2021 opening.