ACADEMY PROMOTES HABERKAMP TO LEAD PROGRAMMING EFFORTS
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has promoted Randy Haberkamp to the newly created position of Managing Director, Programming, Education and Preservation, Academy COO Ric Robertson announced today. Haberkamp will report directly to Robertson.
“Randy’s track record of creative programming, coupled with his expertise as a film historian, makes him perfectly suited for this position,” said Robertson. “His leadership will be invaluable as we continue to develop compelling programs, initiatives and events that celebrate the movies.”
Haberkamp has held the position of Director of Educational Programs and Special Projects since 2003. In this capacity, he has enhanced the Academy’s public programs with lectures on animation, documentaries and screenwriting; the Visiting Artists Program; and popular screening series including “Facets of the Diamond: 75 Years of Best Picture Winners,” “Great to Be Nominated” and “Oscar® Noir,” and tributes to such legends as Oscar-winning makeup artist Dick Smith and Oscar-winning animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Haberkamp has also been responsible for Academy Awards®-related efforts including the annual Nominees Luncheon as well as the Meet the Oscars® and Oscar Night® America events.
In his new position, Haberkamp will oversee the Academy Film Archive and the Margaret Herrick Library, two leading preservation and research institutions whose holdings include the collections of such industry icons as Cecil B. DeMille, Alfred Hitchcock, Edith Head, Saul Bass, Katharine Hepburn, Jim Henson and Sydney Pollack as well as more than 146,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays and 10 million photographs. He will also assume responsibility for the organization’s more than 100 annual public programs in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London, and oversee $1 million in institutional and film festival grants, as well as the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program.
Supervising a combined staff of nearly 120, Haberkamp will coordinate strategic collaboration of departments and work in tandem with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures development team.
Prior to joining the Academy staff, Haberkamp spent 14 years at the CBS Television Network, where he last held the post of Director of Specials and Feature Films