Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor, Chris Pine, at the 87th Oscars Nominations Announcements on Jan. 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of MingleTV via Wiki Commons
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs (r) and actor Chris Pine (l) at the 87th Oscars Nominations Announcements on Jan. 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of Mingle Media TV via Wiki Commons

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected to her third term Tuesday by the organization’s 51-member Board of Governors.

Isaacs, who was first elected in 2013, is the Academy’s first African-American president. She has served as a governor representing the group’s public relations branch for 23 years.

The veteran publicist heads the CBI Enterprises, Inc. film marketing firm. She has served as a consultant on such films as “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech,” “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,” “Tupac: Resurrection” and “Spider-Man 2.”

Isaacs has also held executive positions at New Line and Paramount studios, where she planned the publicity campaigns for Best Picture winners “Forrest Gump” and “Braveheart.”

As Academy president, she is the group’s public representative and plays a key role in the annual Academy Awards telecast.

This fall, Isaacs will become an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. She has an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts and was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame in 2014.

Other Academy officers elected tonight include Jeffrey Kurland, first vice president; John Bailey, Kathleen Kennedy and Bill Kroyer, vice presidents; Jim Gianopulos, treasurer; and Phil Robinson, secretary.

City News Service

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