The Film Academy has tapped Paley Center Media’s Tamika Etheart to head its New York office, TheWrap has confirmed. She will begin her new role as Director of Member Relations and Global Outreach on August 15.
she is successful patrick harrison, whose departure was announced in April after a long absence. He had been at the Academy since 2001.
The Academy has also hired Erica Bahrenburg, formerly of Max, who will serve with Etheart as Senior Member Relations Coordinator.
Meredith Shea, the academy’s director of membership, impact and industry, told employees in an email: “I am delighted to inform you that we have hired fantastic new team members for both roles. In the future, the New York office will report directly to me. We are very excited to continue our presence in New York and work with all of you to celebrate cinema and build community.”
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Jeanell English recently stepped down from her position as the Academy’s executive vice president of impact and inclusion.