Hawk Koch was named President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences today.
Like his aggressive name suggests, this is a bold choice from an extremely bold organization.
To have the balls to choose the old media film producer son of an old media Hollywood mogul is the kind of cutting edge change necessary to keep AMPAS relevant.
I have a feeling this is going to be one of the greatest years in the history of the Academy.
Here’s what we can expect:
- There will be a double-digit increase in cocktail parties under Mr. Koch’s reign.
- The words “digital transition” and “Netflix” will be officially banned from Academy headquarters.
- $100 million will be raised for the AMPAS Museum (from various cocktail parties and galas to honor other old media executives) which will be a great gathering place for old media types to have cocktails and watch newly-restored prints of “Citizen Kane.”
- Don Rickles (because Henny Youngman is dead) will be approached to host the Oscars. “Hey, he’s still funny! And the 18-49s love him!”
… and on and on.
Very exciting stuff.
Glad to see the giant vacuum bubble that was put in place over Beverly Hills in order to keep fresh ideas out is still secure.
Jill Kennedy – OnMedea
P.S. – Now I can see why my boss, Khan Manka, Jr., has such a problem with the organization.