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LOS ANGELES, CA – Producer Janet Yang was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s board of directors.

Executive producer Janet Yang ahead of a 25th anniversary screening of “The Joy Luck Club” presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

“Janet is a hugely dedicated and strategic leader who has an incredible record of service to the academy. She has been instrumental in launching and advancing numerous Academy initiatives on membership recruitment, governance and equity, diversity and inclusion,” noted Academy CEO, Bill Kramer. “I am thrilled that she will assume the esteemed role of Academy President and see looking forward to working closely with her on our shared vision to serve our membership, celebrate the collaborative art and science of film, and inspire the next generation of filmmakers. “

  • Teri E. Dormandeputy chairman (chairman, membership committee)
  • Gigliotti womandeputy chairman/secretary (chairman, management committee)
  • Lynette Howell Taylordeputy chairman (chairman, prize committee)
  • Larry Karaszewskideputy chairman (chairman, history and conservation committee)
  • David Lindvice-chairman/treasurer (chairman, finance committee)
  • Isis Mussendendeputy chairman (chairman, museum committee)
  • Kim Taylor-Colemandeputy chairman (chairman, equity and inclusion committee)
  • Wynn P. Thomasdeputy chairman (chairman, education and outreach committee)

Yang begins her first term as president and her second term as Governor-at-Large, a position to which she was nominated by the incumbent academy president and elected by the Board of Governors. Gigliotti, Karaszewski, Linde, Mussenden and Thomas were re-elected as officers. It will be the first officer deployment for Dorman, Howell Taylor and Taylor-Coleman.

Yang’s extensive film producing credits include “The Joy Luck Club,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Zero Effect,” “High Crimes,” “Dark Matter,” “Shanghai Calling” and the Academy Award®-nominated animated film. “Over the Moon.” She won an Emmy® for the HBO film “Indictment: The McMartin Trial.” Yang, who has been a member of the Academy’s Producers Branch since 2002, most recently served on the board as vice president and chair of the membership committee and, before that, the membership and governance committee. She is also co-chair of the Academy’s Asian Affinity Group.

The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the financial health of the organization and ensures the fulfillment of its mission. For a complete list of the Academy’s Board of Directors for 2022-2023.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in motion pictures. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Academy Awards, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to advance the art and science of motion pictures, including public programming, educational outreach, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

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