David Rubin becomes first casting director to be elected Academy president

David Rubin becomes first casting director to be elected Academy president
David Rubin has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following a vote by governors on Tuesday Night (Aug. 6).

Rubin becomes the first casting director to hold the position of Academy president and succeeds cinematographer John Bailey.

Also elected to officer positions by the board were: Lois Burwell, first vice-president; Sid Ganis, vice-president; Larry Karaszewski, vice-president, Nancy Utley, vice-president; Mark Johnson, treasurer; and Bonnie Arnold, secretary.

Rubin begins his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the casting directors branch. Burwell,
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