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Sidney Ganis

Sidney Ganis

Sidney (Sid) Ganis (born January 8, 1940) is an American motion picture executive and producer who has produced such films as Big Daddy, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Mr. Deeds, The Master of Disguise and Akeelah and the Bee. On August 23, 2005, Ganis was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, serving a total of four consecutive one–year terms.Prior to these roles, Ganis participated in a multitude of organizations including: serving on the board of directors at Marvel Entertainment for ten years until its sale to Disney in 2009, Center Theater Group from 1989-1995, Direct Sports Network (formerly DeskSite) as well as on the Board of Film Independent, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (Bay Area), and various film festivals and film organizations around the country. He currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Film Society and as chairman of the Academy's International Outreach Committee.