Ed Zwick Wins Oscar Branch Run-Off

Will join Coolidge, Hanson as director representatives.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences press release:

Beverly Hills, CA –– The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Edward Zwick has prevailed in the run-off for the open Directors Branch seat on the 2009-2010 Board of Governors; this will be his first term on the Board.


Zwick will join Martha Coolidge and Curtis Hanson as the third governor representing the branch.


Earlier this month run-off ballots were mailed to Directors Branch members when Zwick and Gil Gates tied for the seat. Ballots were due back yesterday (July 29).


This was the first time in Academy history that there was a tie in the balloting.