David Newman Joins Academy Board

Posted: June 24, 2011 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that composer David Newman is among this year’s first-time electees to serve the Academy’s Board of Governors. He joins composers Bruce Broughton and Charles Fox as a governor for the Academy’s music branch.  Fourteen of the Academy’s 15 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.  Terms are staggered so that each branch elects or reelects one governor each year. This year’s other new board members include cinematographer Richard P. Crudo, producer Gale Anne Hurd and film editor Michael Tronick.

  1. Matt C. says:

    This is interesting news. I am definitely a fan of the greatly under-utilized David Newman. I really, really wish and hope that he breaks the mold of comedy composer and comes back with some strong dramatic, fantasy and/or epic films scores. Some of my favorites of his are Galaxy Quest, Anastasia, Affair of the Necklace and BrokeDown Palace.