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Screenwriter Robin Swicord named to the Academy's board of governors

September 19, 2012|By Nicole Sperling
  • Director Robin Swicord, right, talking with actress Maria Bello on the movie set of "The Jane Austen Book Club."
Director Robin Swicord, right, talking with actress Maria Bello on the… (Ralph Nelson )

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday that screenwriter Robin Swicord ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") has been elected to the board of governors, representing the writers branch.

She fills the seat vacated by Frank Pierson, who died in July. Swicord joins fellow writers branch governors  Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. She will remain on the board until the next election, scheduled for July 2013.

Swicord earned an Oscar nomination in the adapted screenplay category for her work on "Benjamin Button." Her other credits include "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Matilda" and "The Jane Austen Book Club," which she also directed.

Swicord is married to screenwriter Nicholas Kazan ("Reversal of Fortune") and is the mother of actress/screenwriter Zoe Kazan ("Ruby Sparks").

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