The Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Management introduced a resolution at a scheduled Board of Governors meeting today to begin organizing annual meetings for the full Oscar membership of more than 10,000 industry professionals.
The Board of Governors responded with enthusiasm, which aligns with its continued strategy to maintain the engagement and information of all its members. These types of meetings have taken place in the past, but this aims to invite a meaningful exchange among its members and to formalize an annual meeting in the future.
The new resolution reads as follows:
“A meeting of AMPAS members will be held annually in the second quarter of the calendar year, in the country of Los Angeles, virtually and / or in person, as the Board of Governors may designate, for the purpose of ‘examine the affairs of the Academy. Members may submit written questions prior to the annual meeting; the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer will select a representative sample to respond to during the presentation. A recorded version of the presentation will be posted on the member portal afterwards. If, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, the annual meeting cannot be properly held in the second quarter, it is entitled to call such meeting at any time within fifteen (15) months following the last annual meeting.
Earlier in the day, the Oscars announced that Will Packer will take the helm at the upcoming 94th ceremony, which will take place on March 27, 2022. Her notable credits include “Girls Trip” and “Straight Outta Compton,” the latter of which was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Shayla Cowan, Chief of Staff of Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media, will co-produce alongside Packer.
No official date has been set for the first annual meeting.
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