By Associated Press
August 01, 2012 at 01:08 PM EDT

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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