New officers elected Tuesday night include writer Phil Robinson and Disney/Pixar exec John Lasseter, who represents the shorts and animation branch. Other officers elected were Actors Branch governor Tom Hanks (first vice president) and Producers Branch governor Kathleen Kennedy (vice president).
Ganis and Sherak are both good guys who know how to swim with the sharks. Sherak joined Twentieth Century Fox distribution from the exhibition side and rose to chairman of the domestic film group and sr. v-p of Fox Filmed Entertainment. He then partnered with ex-Fox chief Joe Roth at Revolution Studios. A passionate fundraiser for multiple sclerosis, Sherak is now consulting for Marvel Studios.