Academy Appoints Meredith Shea to the Role of Industry Officer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Meredith Shea as its first Chief Membership, Impact, and Industry Officer, Academy CEO Bill Kramer announced on April 17. Shea will report directly to Kramer.
In this newly created position, Shea will strategically bring together the Academy teams who lead the strategy and implementation for the Academy’s new member cultivation and outreach, awards administration, rules and regulations, membership branch structural changes, member and industry engagement, film festival and international strategies, talent development programs, and industry DEAI and sustainability efforts.
Recently, Shea served as the Director of Industry Relations at ARRAY, the social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. There, she oversaw ARRAY Crew, the personnel database designed to connect underrepresented below-the-line crew members with producers, studio executives and department heads.
Prior to that, Shea spent a decade at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Membership and Awards executive. At the Academy, she oversaw the Directors, Film Editors, Short Films & Feature Animation and Writers branches, including the administration of the rules, submissions and voting for the Animated Feature and International Feature Film Oscar categories.
Shea is a frequent participant on industry panels, including the Directors Guild of America, Producers Network Marché du Film at Festival de Cannes, Mifa at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, and Flanders CONNeXT at Film Fest Gent.
She has served on juries for numerous film festivals, and she began her career at the Everett Collection in film preservation and archival management.
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