Motion Picture Academy elects theme park designer Bob Rogers to its Board of Governors
Written by Robert Niles
The people who bring you the Oscars each year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, today elected theme park industry veteran Bob Rogers to its Board of Governors.Tweet
Bob Rogers, left, with director Rick Harper in front of the storyboard for "Impressions de France" at Walt Disney Imagineering in 1980. Photo courtesy Marty Sklar, via Bob Rogers
Bob should be familiar to long-time Theme Park Insider readers, as he and then his firm, BRC Imagination Arts, have created some of the nation's most enduring themed entertainment attractions, from the Impressions de France film at Epcot to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. We interviewed Bob a few years ago, and last year attended Marty Sklar's annual Ryman Arts fundraiser as his guest.
Bob replaces Disney's John Lasseter as one of three governors of the Academy's Short Films and Feature Animation branch, one of the 17 branches of the Academy. So congratulations to Bob, one of the most unflappable people in the theme park business.
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