Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
David Ayer, Rod Bogart, Theo Gluck, Leslie Iwerks, Colette Mullenhoff, and Jeff Taylor have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2018–2019 membership roster to 25.
Ayer is a director, producer and screenwriter whose credits include “Bright,” “Suicide Squad,” “Fury,” “Sabotage,” “End of Watch,” “Street Kings” and “Harsh Times.” Bogart is an imaging science technologist who has worked for such companies as Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar and HBO.
A 28-year veteran with Walt Disney Studios, Gluck is the director of library restoration and preservation. Director-producer Iwerks earned an Oscar nomination for the documentary short “Recycled Life” and an Emmy nomination for “The Pixar Story.”
Mullenhoff is a research and development engineer at Industrial Light & Magic and Taylor is chief engineer of post production at Universal Studios, where he invented MediaSeal, serving as the product director and receiving three additional patents.
The Council co-chairs for 2018–2019 are Wendy Aylsworth and Visual Effects Branch governor Craig Barron.
The Council’s 17 other returning members are Academy president John Bailey, Nafees Bin Zafar, Maryann Brandon, Rob Bredow, Annie Chang, Bill Corso, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel, Andrea Kalas, Academy governor John Knoll, Ai-Ling Lee, Beverly Pasterczyk, Cary Phillips, Douglas Roble, Leon Silverman, Academy governor Michael Tronick, and Steve Yedlin.
Established in 2003 by the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities, and preserves the history of the science and technology of motion pictures.