- Saturday, Jun. 23, 2018
- LOS ANGELES
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Jennifer Todd has won the runoff election for the open Producers Branch seat on the 2018–19 Board of Governors. Todd joins incumbents Albert Berger and Mark Johnson in representing the branch and will assume her post as of July 1.
Todd and Jason Blum tied for the seat in the Board election last week, and Producers Branch members were asked to vote in the runoff. This is the fourth time in Academy history that a tie occurred in the balloting. Runoff elections were held in 2009 in the Directors Branch, 2015 in the Writers Branch, and 2016 in the Film Editors Branch.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board directs the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.