Hawk Koch has been elected the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, according to The Wrap.Koch started his career as a rock ‘n’ roll road manager before working as an assistant director on films such as “Chinatown” and producer for films including “Wayne’s World.”
He can only serve a single term in office. Presidents can typically serve four consecutive one-year terms as long as they stay on the Academy’s Board of Governors, but can only serve on the Board for nine consecutive years. Koch is beginning his ninth year on the Board.
He is also co-president of the Producers Guild of America, and has not announced if he plans to hold both positions or resign from the PGA.
Koch becomes the first second-generation president, the 32nd overall in the Academy’s 85-year history. His father, Howard W. Koch, was president from 1977 to 1979.
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