Netflix CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos was named Tuesday chairman of the board for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures taking shape in the Miracle Mile district.
Miky Lee, vice chair of entertainment and media for South Korean conglomerate CJ Group and a producer of the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” was elected vice chair of the board, while Jim Gianopulos, chairman/CEO of Paramount Pictures, was chosen treasurer.
“Growing up a movie lover, I always wished for a place like the Academy Museum — somewhere I could lose myself in the magic of film,” Sarandos said in a statement. “I am both honored and inspired to serve as chair, alongside the magnificent Board of Trustees and museum staff, as we work towards our April 2021 opening.”
Developed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the museum will shine a spotlight on the history of cinema around the world. The six-story facility will include exhibit spaces, two theaters, event spaces, a rooftop terrace and cafe.
Its stated mission is to “advance the understanding, celebration and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives and collections.”
Other members of the museum’s board of trustees include Laura Dern, Jason Blum, Ryan Murphy, Tom Hanks, David Rubin and Diane von Furstenberg.
The museum is scheduled to open April 30 in the former May Company building at Wilshire and Fairfax.