Academy’s New Board of Governors Includes Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is elected
to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesBoard of Governors.

New elected

governors include Laura Dern who starred in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993).

Incumbent governors who have collaborated with Spielberg include:

Actors: Tom Hanks
Casting directors: Lora Kennedy
Costume designers: Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Designers: Jim Bissell, Rick Carter
Film editors: Carol Littleton
Makeup artists and hairstylists: Lois Burwell
Producers: Mark Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy
Public relations: Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Marvin Levy
Sound: Mark Mangini, Scott Millan
Visual effects: Craig Barron, John Knoll
Writers: Robin Swicord

Academy’s New Board of Governors Includes Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg
and Jeffrey Katzenberg each donate $10 million to the Academy’s Museum of Motion Pictures. In recognition of their gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the new museum will be named for both men and their families: The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery.

The two galleries will be the only gallery spaces on the lobby level of the museum, slated to open in 2017, and will showcase exhibitions that will explore the past, present and future of moviemaking. Designed by architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, the 300,000-square-foot Academy Museum will be located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the old Wilshire May Company building.

“Steven and Jeffrey share a passion for moviemaking and philanthropy,” says Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, who is chairing the museum’s $300 million capital campaign, launched in 2012. “With these incredibly generous gifts, they are combining the two, moving us closer to our goal of building a museum to preserve the history of motion pictures and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.”

“I am so pleased to join with Jeffrey to help build this museum to celebrate, educate, and preserve the arts and sciences of motion pictures,” Spielberg comments. “Having our family name on the lobby floor is a deeply personal way to say how much motion pictures and the Academy have meant to all our lives.”

Katzenberg adds: “Both Steven and I recognize that film’s global impact deserves a museum that reflects its unequaled heritage and serves as a beacon for the future of what we love. Marilyn and I appreciate the opportunity to be part of such a significant project.”