In the weeks leading up to Tuesday night’s election, which was held at the AMPAS Board of Governors meeting in Beverly Hills, press speculation suggested that Dern was the front runner for the position.[...] according to people familiar with what happened at the meeting, she chose not to run for president, which meant that Bailey and casting director David Rubin were the chief contenders for the position going into the lengthy meeting.The key to his success is that he represented a significant faction on the board: governors who are unhappy with the direction of the Academy in recent years, and critical of the stewardship of CEO Dawn Hudson.In particular, a number of board members are dismayed by the expensive Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is currently under construction and over-budget, forcing AMPAS to take on hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.Dern is friendly with Hudson and a big supporter of the museum; when Hudson’s contract was up for renewal in March, she gave an impassioned speech to the board about the importance of continuity as AMPAS worked to finish the elaborate project, according to Academy members.
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Academy President John Bailey Vows to Finish the Museum – and Get Along With Dawn HudsonCinematographer John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences one week ago, at a meeting where the AMPAS Board of Governors elected a successor to Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who served the maximum of four consecutive terms.The first president ever elected from the Cinematographers Branch, Bailey is a 75-year-old film veteran whose movies include “Ordinary People,” “The Big Chill,” “Groundhog Day” and “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters,” for which he won an award at Cannes.I’ve recently been reading Walter Mirisch’s great book (“I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History”) where he talks about his tenure as Academy president.[...] that we’re starting to see the theater and the dome rise up above ground level, we’re starting to understand what it’s going to be.[...] can the Academy complete the museum without assuming additional debt, which has been a real bone of contention with some members?Dawn saw right away what those screenings could be – this kind of synergy between the archive and the museum and material in the oral history.[...] my wife Carol Littleton, who is a film editor and is also on the board, and I have asked her to come over to our home for dinner on Sunday night.There was another Mexican cinematographer, Ernesto Pardo, who shot a very low-budget documentary called “Tempestad” mostly in a bus.Right now, the only chance we get to see some of these films is if they get submitted to the Oscar foreign-language race by their home countries.The attendance of the weekend members’ screenings has not been particularly exciting recently – because let’s face it, many of the movies lately are ones that people haven been particular eager to see.[...] why can’t we include more great foreign films that might have played in Cannes?