Sid Ganis re-elected as Academy President

Aug 13, 2008 by Ian Evans

Producer Sid Ganis has been re-elected to a fourth consecutive term by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.

In the same voting, Robert Rehme, an Executives Branch governor and past Academy president, was re-elected first vice president; Producers Branch governors Kathleen Kennedy and Hawk Koch were elected to vice president posts; Executives Branch governor Tom Sherak was elected treasurer and Public Relations Branch governor Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected secretary.

“It’s such a privilege to serve as president of this Academy,” said Ganis. “It’s a dynamic time for our organization and our art form. I’m incredibly proud to be part of it.”

Ganis founded Out of the Blue…Entertainment, which is housed on the Sony lot, in 1996. Prior to founding Out of the Blue, Ganis held various positions at Sony Pictures, including vice chairman of Columbia Pictures and president of worldwide marketing for Columbia/Tri-Star Motion Picture Companies. Before joining Sony, Ganis served for five years at Paramount Pictures as president of the motion picture group and before that was the studio’s president of worldwide marketing. Previously, Ganis was senior vice president of Lucasfilm, Ltd.