Burbank, CA, USA (July 18, 2014) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) announced that Bob Rogers, Founder and Chairman of BRC Imagination Arts, has been elected to their Board of Governors. The Academy’s Board of Governors is their equivalent of a Board of Directors, bearing the ultimate responsibility for and authority over the corporate management of the Academy and its general policies.
Bob Rogers was one of 5 first-time members elected by his industry peers to help govern the Academy. Other current Governors include Annette Bening, Tom Hanks, Ed Begley, Jr., Kathleen Kennedy and other film industry leaders. Rogers will be one of three Governors representing the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch of the Academy. He takes the place of outgoing Governor John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Principal Creative Advisor to Walt Disney Imagineering.
“I’ve always wanted to start a speech with the words, ‘I’d like to thank the Academy for this great honor,’” quipped Rogers. Rogers was twice nominated for Oscars, for short films he produced and directed.
Rogers was previously honored with:
- –Lifetime Achievement Award from the Themed Entertainment Assoc.
- –Inducted into the Theme Park Hall of Fame (IAAPA)
- –Lincoln Medal for Scholarship
- –NASA Public Service Medal
- –200+ international awards for creative excellence
- –2 Oscar nominations for Live Action Short Films he produced and directed
Bob Rogers is the Founder and Chairman of BRC Imagination Arts. For over three decades, BRC Imagination Arts has been creating Experiences That Matter – designing and producing premium brand experiences, world expo pavilions, museums, and attractions that engage, inspire and entertain millions of visitors all over the world. BRC has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost brands, including Coca-Cola, Disney, Universal Studios, the Ford Motor Company, Heineken, Bacardi, China Mobile, Guinness, Nickelodeon, Volkswagen and more.A significant portion of this work is film/media-based, including both animation and live action.
The first-time Governors for the 2014-2015 Board are Kate Amend, Documentary Branch; Daniel R. Fellman, Executives Branch; Albert Berger, Producers Branch; Bob Rogers, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; and Mark Mangini, Sound Branch.