Oscar Academy's newly elected president creates history

  • Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times, Chennai
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  • Updated: Jul 31, 2013 13:41 IST

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

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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