Jacqueline Stewart Appointed Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Jacqueline Stewart (COURTESY OF TCM)

Jacqueline Stewart, the noted film scholar and Turner Classic Movies host, has been appointed director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the museum’s board of trustees announced Wednesday.

Since 2020, Stewart has served as the museum’s chief artistic and programming officer, leading strategy and planning for the Academy Museum’s curatorial, educational and public programming initiatives, including exhibitions, screenings, symposia, publications, workshops, youth programs and the Academy Museum Podcast.

In her new roles, which she will assume on July 18, she will be responsible for guiding the vision and overseeing all aspects of the operations of the institution, which opened to the public last September.

The only prior director and president of the museum was Bill Kramer, who became CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last week.

“It has been a great privilege to work hand-in-hand with Jacqueline as we opened the Academy Museum,” Kramer said in a statement. “I am thrilled that we will continue to collaborate in our two new roles. I know the museum will thrive thanks to her rare combination of expertise, creativity and proven leadership. Like movie fans everywhere, I am so thankful to have her guide the future of the Academy Museum.”

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg