Colombian filmmaker Rodrigo García has been appointed as one of the three new governors-at-large who will serve on the Academy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 54-person directorial board, The Hollywood Reporter has reported. García has been appointed along with DeVon Franklin and Janet Yang by outgoing Academy president John Bailey, and confirmed by the board at its last meeting this past April.
Colombian-born Garcia, 59, is son of the Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel García Márquez. Originally a cinematrographer, García made his directorial debut with the 2005 feature Nine Lives. Other directorial credits include Mother and Child (2009) and Albert Nobbs (2011).
García, Franklin and Yang will start their duties for a three-year term on July 1, replacing Reginald Hudlin, Gregory Nava, and Jennifer Yuh Nelson.