Motion Picture Academy Board of Directors Approves Full Member Annual Meetings – Deadline
At today’s monthly board meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, management introduced a new resolution formalizing the annual meetings of AMPAS members.
Sources tell me that the board of directors enthusiastically approved the resolution on Tuesday that will require annual meetings – virtually and / or in person in LA County – of the full membership, which now numbers more than 10,000 ( represented 73 countries on 6 continents according to AMPAS). Meetings will be held in the second quarter of each calendar year (i.e., after the Oscars show). They may be assisted virtually or in person as the board may designate, the stated purpose being to review “the affairs of the Academy”.
Members can submit written questions in advance (the President and CEO – currently David Rubin and Dawn Hudson, respectively – will select a representative sample to read), and a recorded version of the presentation will be posted on the members thereafter.
The only caveat is that if the board determines that the meeting cannot be held “properly” in the second quarter, it will be allowed to call such meeting at any time within 15 months of the last annual meeting.
Many members have called for such an annual conference, and to my knowledge the only time in recent memory where this has been done (or at least widely publicized) has come under the one-year tenure of former President Hawk Koch, when AMPAS was a full member. meeting of May 4, 2013. This new resolution now formalizes this meeting.
The resolution came in part from the fact that the Academy has engaged more often in an ongoing strategy with the full membership during the pandemic over the past 18 months. He has now decided to do this more regularly in the future.