AMPAS President Tells It Like It Is

By Kate Andrews and Victoria Bergland — 02/24/11
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak laughed when he gave a Mel Brooks quote about his post, “It’s good to be the King.”
Acting as President in his second year and a member of the board of Governors of the Academy since 2003, he understands what goes into putting on as elaborate a show as the Academy Awards. For 2010, he hired the show’s producer in early November but after that he learned his lesson.
“I realized you need more time than that. So I hired these two producers in June/July of this past year,” he said.
Sherak on his role as president: