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Tom Sherak elected president of film academy

FILM executive Tom Sherak has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The academy's board of governors elected the entertainment-industry veteran yesterday. Sherak, an executive with more than four decades in the movie business, had served as treasurer for the past year. Now working as a consultant with Marvel Studios, Sherak was a partner in Revolution Studios, held various positions at Fox and worked at Paramount. He succeeds Sid Ganis, who was termed out after four years as president.

Tom Hanks, producer Kathleen Kennedy and writer Phil Robinson were elected to vice-presidential posts.


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