The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of the Board of Trustees for its new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures—scheduled to open in 2019—composed by a dozen leaders from film and philanthropy, including Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, CEO of the Mexican company Cinépolis, which is one of largest film exhibition companies in the world with operations in Mexico, Brazil, Spain, India, the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Central America.
Ramírez Magaña is also president of the Morelia International Film Festival, and chairman of the Mexican Business Council, the most influential business organization in Mexico. He has served as Mexico's representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and as technical secretary of the Social Cabinet in the executive office of the president of Mexico. He also serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute and the Harvard Board of Overseers.
The new board, expected to grow, assumed responsibility as the governing body of the Academy Museum and will be responsible for overseeing the Museum’s strategic vision, preserving the organization’s financial health, and assuring the fulfillment of its mission. Other members of the Board of Trustees include NBCUniversal executive BC Ron Meyer, actor Tom Hanks, Ted Sarandos from Netflix, and Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos,
Established to be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and moviemaking, the Academy Museum is scheduled to open in 2019 on Wilshire and Fairfax in the Museum Mile area of Los Angeles, housed in a 300,000-square-foot facility designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano.