Beverly Hills, CA (September 19, 2012) – Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord has been elected to the Board of Governors, representing the Writers Branch, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Hawk Koch announced today.

Swicord, who will fill the seat left open by the passing of governor Frank Pierson, joins current Writers Branch governors Bill Condon and Phil Robinson. Per Academy bylaws, Swicord will remain on the Board until the next regularly scheduled election in June 2013.

Swicord earned an Adapted Screenplay nomination for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (shared with Eric Roth). Her credits also include “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Matilda,” “Little Women” and “The Jane Austen Book Club,” which she also directed.

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