Tom Sherak was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on August 2. This will be his third consecutive one-year term in the office.
Previously, Sherak was a partner at Revolution Studios and prior to joining Revolution, Sherak held various positions at Twentieth Century Fox including senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Sherak has been responsible for the launch, distribution and/or post-production of many blockbuster films including “Black Hawk Down,” “Anger Management,” “Rent,” “Across the Universe.” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Speed,” “Independence Day,” “Romancing the Stone,” ” Aliens,” “Wall Street,” “Die Hard” and “Working Girl.” He began his career in the industry at Paramount Pictures in 1970.