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Oscar Academy's newly elected president creates history

Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times  Chennai, July 31, 2013
First Published: 13:15 IST(31/7/2013) | Last Updated: 13:41 IST(31/7/2013)

Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been appointed the first black president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

A marketing executive, she is only the third woman to hold the post since the Academy was born 86 years ago.

Boone Isaacs succeeds Hawk Koch, who had to leave after a year, because the Academy rules do not permit any president to serve more than nine consecutive years.

Boone Isaacs now heads the CBI Enterprises and has been a consultant for films such as The King’s Speech, The Artist and Spider-Man 2.

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