Casting director David Rubin was elected president of the American Film Academy


Rubin, whose name is linked to over 100 films, including “The English Patient”, “Get Shorty” and “Men in Black”, is the first casting director to assume this role. He replaces John Bailey.

They were also elected by the board of governors on Tuesday as Mark Johnson on the Finance Committee and Bonnie Arnold on the Membership and Governance Committee.

Also present were Lois Burwell (Awards and Events Committee), Sid Ganis (Museum Committee), Larry Karaszewski (Conservation and History Committee and Nancy Utley (Education and Information Committee).

Rubin, who won the Primetime Emmy Award for choosing “Big Little Lies” in 2017 and “Game Change” in 2012, has been governor of the Casting Directors Branch of the Film Academy for six years.


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