David Rubin, Bernie Telsey and Lora Kennedy Elected Governors From Academy’s New Casting Directors Branch

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Three new governors bring the AMPAS board to an all-time high of 51

The Motion Picture Academy’s recently formed Casting Directors Branch has cast David Rubin, Bernie Telsey and Lora Kennedy in the role of new members of the Academy’s Board of Governors.

The branch, the Academy’s 17th, was created in July, with a membership made up of casting directors who had previously been AMPAS members at large.

Because the three governors from each branch serve staggered terms so that one of them is up for re-election each year, the new board members all have different term lengths.

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Rubin was elected to a three-year term, Telsey to a two-year term and Kennedy to a one-year term.

The new governors bring the board to an all-time high of 51.