Hawk Koch Elected New Motion Picture Academy President Tonight

Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office.

Koch, who is beginning his ninth year as a governor representing the Producers Branch, has served as first vice president of the Academy during the past year. He previously served three one-year terms as treasurer and one term as vice president.

In addition, Public Relations Branch governor Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected first vice president; Producers Branch governor Kathleen Kennedy was elected to one vice president post and Writers Branch governor Phil Robinson was re-elected to the other vice president post; Public Relations Branch governor Rob Friedman was elected treasurer; and Executives Branch governor Robert Rehme was elected secretary.

Koch’s producer credits include “Losing Isaiah” and “Gorky Park.” He recently served as executive producer on “Source Code” and is executive producer on the upcoming “Very Good Girls.”

Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.

PREVIOUS: The announcement should come between 8-9 PM tonight of a newly elected president and the officers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences by its Board of Governors. More later…

Related: Three-Term President Tom Sherak’s Farewell Letter To Motion Picture Academy Members

    1. CONGRATULATIONS HAWK. I had the pleasure to serve with Hawk on the PGA finance committee. He is dedicated, and passionate about the business and organizations he serves.

  1. sorry, this is an ignorant question as I don’t know much about this gentleman but please tell me he is not related to the other Koch brothers. Again I know to some that may seem a dumb question but I really would like to know.

  2. Now this is an excellent choice. Hak Koch is one of the real deals in Hollywood. As the progeny of golden age Hollywood, he also understands and respects what the Academy stands for. And after three years of Tom Sherak pep rally’s, it will be good to have a real Producer back in the mix. My faith is slowly being restored!

  3. Couldn’t be a better man for it. Hawk is a real deal producer. He has inspired me since the day I met him at the PGA. What a great thing for the Academy and for Hawk.

Comments are closed.