Cheryl Boone Isaacs Elected The First African-American President Of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences



The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the group which awards the Oscars each year, has elected its first African-American president.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected by the board of governors to lead the Academy on Tuesday night, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Boone Isaacs, a veteran marketing executive who currently heads CBI Enterprises, is only the third woman

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