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Cheryl Boone Isaacs Elected President Of Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences


Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today by the organization’s Board of Governors. She becomes the first African-American ever to serve as president and the first woman to hold the presidency since 1983.

Boone Isaacs, who is beginning her 21st. year as a governor representing the Public Relations Branch, served as Academy first vice president during the past year. She also produced the 2012 Governors Awards.

Boone Isaacs heads CBI Enterprises, Inc., where she has consulted on films including “The Call,” “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Spider-Man 2” and “Tupac: Resurrection.” She previously served as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema.

Boone Isaacs succeeds Hawk Koch, who served a one-year term as president. She is the first woman to hold the presidency since Fay Kanin, who was president from 1979 to 1983.

John Lasseter was elected first vice president, Jeffrey Kurland and Leonard Engleman were elected to vice president posts, Dick Cook was elected treasurer and Phil Robinson was elected secretary.

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