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Tom Hanks Turned Down AMPAS-Prez Gig

Nikki Finke reports that Tom Hanks was the board of governors' top choice to replace the departing Sid Ganis as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but that he turned down the gig (he'll serve as first vice-president instead), which ultimately went to veteran marketing and production executive Tom Sherak. This presumably makes Sherak the odds-on favorite to replace Hanks in Spielberg's Harvey remake, also. [DHD]

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