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. Haberkamp has held the position of Director of Educational Programs and Special Projects since 2003. He has been a key figure in 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.” He was also responsible for tributes to Oscar-winning makeup artist Dick Smith and Oscar-winning animation director Hayao Miyazaki. He’s also been crucial for Academy Awards®-related activities including the Nominees Luncheon and other special events.
In his new position, Haberkamp will oversee the Academy Film Archive and the Margaret Herrick Library, whose holdings include the collections of the Cecil B. DeMille, Alfred Hitchcock, Edith Head, Saul Bass, Katharine Hepburn, Jim Henson and Sydney Pollack plus more than 146,000 film and video assets, 80,000 screenplays and 10 million photographs. He also assumes responsibility for the Academy’s more than 100 annual public programs in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and London as well as overseeing $1 million in institutional and film festival grants and the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program. Wioth a combined staff of nearly 120, Haberkamp will coordinate collaboration of departments and and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures development team. Prior to joining the Academy staff, Haberkamp spent 14 years at CBS.