Tom Sherak elected president of Academy

Aug 18, 2009 by Ian Evans

Tom Sherak, a studio executive with more than four decades in the industry, has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Sherak, who is beginning his seventh year as a governor representing the Executives Branch, has served as treasurer of the Academy during the past year. He succeeds Sid Ganis, who had served the maximum four consecutive one-year terms in the office.

Sherak, a marketing, distribution and production executive with more than four decades in the motion picture industry, is currently a consultant for Marvel Studios and has also been chairman of Twentieth Century Domestic Film Group and served as senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment.