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FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO HEAD MOVIE ACADEMY — AND SHE’S A WOMAN

July 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the annual Oscar awards, has selected veteran film marketer Cheryl Boone Isaacs as its next president. Isaacs will become the first African-American to serve as AMPAS president in its 86-year history and the first woman to head up the organization since Fay Kanin, who served from 1979-83. She succeeds Hawk Koch.