John Bailey, known for films like How to Be a Latin Lover – 2017, Burn Your Maps – 2016, A Walk in the Woods – 2015, The Forger – 2014, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn – 2014 and Snake and Mongoose – 2013 among many others has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organisation’s Board of Governors.
Also elected to officer positions by the Board are: Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee), Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee), Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee), Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee), Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee), David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration Committee).
Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office.
Bailey will begin his first term as president and his fourteenth year as a governor representing the cinematographers branch.
Bailey’s cinematography credits include Ordinary People, American Gigolo, The Big Chill, Groundhog Day, As Good as It Gets, The Anniversary Party, The Way Way Back and A Walk in the Woods.
In 2014, he received the American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award.