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Motion Picture Academy Promotes Amy Homma, Three Others

Billboard | May 29, 2024

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of executive promotions as part of an organization-wide effort to unite teams on Wednesday (May 29). “As the Academy evolves, we are bringing teams together to create a better sense of shared purpose across the organization,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer said in a statement.

Amy Homma has been appointed director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. In her new role, Homma will lead the strategic creative vision of the Academy Museum. She succeeds film scholar and TCM host Jacqueline Stewart, who is returning to her faculty position at the University of Chicago. Homma will report to the museum’s board of trustees and Academy CEO Kramer.

Homma has been with the Academy Museum for five years and is currently the museum’s chief audience officer.  She previously served as the Academy Museum’s vice president of education and public engagement.

Jennifer Davidson has been promoted to the newly-created role of chief marketing and communications officer, effective June 1. In this expanded role, she will oversee marketing and audience development, communications, digital/social and creative brand strategy for all arms of the Academy, including the Academy Foundation, Academy Museum and the Oscars.

Davidson has served as chief communications officer since December 2021.

Jenny Galante has been promoted to the newly-created role of chief revenue officer, effective June 1. In this role, Galante will drive diversified and global revenue growth for all arms of the Academy, including the Academy Foundation and Academy Museum. She will continue to oversee strategic brand partnerships, including Oscars sponsors and advertisers, and lead efforts for Academy100, a $500 million global revenue diversification and outreach campaign the Academy publicly launched in early May. 

Galante, who joined the Academy staff in 2013, most recently held the position of executive vice president, revenue and business development and served as senior vice president, business development.

Matt Severson, director of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, has been promoted to the newly-created position of executive vice president, Academy collection and preservation, effective July 1. He will oversee all collections, archival, preservation, registration, conservation and cataloging work of the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive and Academy Museum. This role centers, for the first time, all collections and preservation efforts for the entire 23 million-item Academy Collection.

Severson began his Academy career in 1997 in the Photograph Archive. He became head of the Photograph Archive in 2009 before becoming the head of the Margaret Herrick Library in 2018. He recently edited the Academy Museum exhibition catalog Agnés Varda: Director’s Inspiration, published by the Academy and DelMonico Books last year.

Previously, Severson reported to Randy Haberkamp, executive vice president, Library, Archive and SciTech, who will retire from the Academy on Aug. 2 after 23 years. Haberkamp will continue in a consultant role with the Academy until next spring.

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