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Hawk Koch named AMPAS president

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected producer Hawk Koch as its new president.

The group’s board of governors elected Koch to its top office Tuesday for a one-year-term. He served as first vice president of the film academy last year and has represented its producers branch as a governor for nine years.

Koch’s credits include Losing Isaiah, Gorky Park and Source Code. He succeeds film executive Tom Sherak, who served three consecutive terms as president.

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