John Bailey was re-elected Tuesday evening as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Going into his second term, Bailey has spent 15 years as a governor representing the Cinematographers Branch. The 34th person to hold the president’s office, he is the first cinematrographer to hold that title. His credits include “Ordinary People,” “American Gigolo,” “The Big Chill,” “Groundhog Day,” and other feature films.

Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office. They are elected by the organization’s board of governors, which met Tuesday night.

Term limits will force Bailey to step away from the board following his second term as president.

Bailey’s reappointment comes after he was investigated and publicly cleared by the board earlier this year against an allegation of sexual harassment.

Also re-elected to officer positions Tuesday: First Vice President Lois Burwell, who is the chair of the Awards and Events Committee; Vice President Nancy Utley, chair of the Education and Outreach Committee; Treasurer Jim Gianopulos, chair of the Finance Committee; and Secretary David Rubin, chair of the Membership and Administration Committee.

Others elected include: Vice President Sid Ganis, chair of the Museum Committee and past president; and a first-time officer, Vice President Larry Karazewski, chair of the Preservation and History Committee.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 artists, filmmakers and film executives. Besides recognizing excellence through the Oscars, the Academy supports a range of initiatives related to the art and science of motion pictures, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is currently under construction in Los Angeles.

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