The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added a new branch, the Production and Technology Branch, AMPAS announced on Friday afternoon.
The Production and Technology Branch will be the first new branch added to the Academy since the Casting Directors Branch was created in 2013. It will bring the total number of AMPAS branches to 18.
While the other 17 Academy branches are each represented by three members on the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Production and Technology Branch will initially be represented by a single governor, bringing the total number of governors to 55.
The news came in an AMPAS press release:
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the creation of the Production and Technology Branch, comprising approximately 400 individuals previously classified as Members-at-Large. The new branch represents members working in key technical and production positions in all phases of filmmaking, from pre- to post-production.
Branch members include chief technology officers, senior department heads in technology and creative services, and preservation and restoration specialists. In addition, credited production roles, including stunt coordinators, script supervisors, choreographers, music supervisors, colorists, line producers and associate producers, will be a part of the branch.
Academy membership requirements to be considered for invitation to the Production and Technology Branch can be found here.
The Production and Technology Branch brings the Academy to 18 branches representing all facets of the film industry. One branch member will be elected to the Board of Governors for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
The most recent Academy branch established was Casting Directors in 2013.
More to eat.
Read more Read more