Monday, December 5, 2016

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/2) by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Also elected to officer positions by the Board:

•Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)...

Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016

Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.

The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority...

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has appointed three new governors to join the Academy’s 51-seat Board. Reginald Hudlin (Directors Branch), Gregory Nava (Writers Branch) and Jennifer Yuh...

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members...

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

The lack of diversity in this year’s field of Oscar finalists--punctuated by an all-white lineup of acting nominees--has sparked industry backlash and in some circles a call to boycott the Academy Awards. This evening (1/18) Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the...

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

The president of Hollywood's movie academy says criticism of the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees has helped spark a vital global discussion about how to make the entertainment industry more inclusive.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs said "the whole...

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 4) by the organization’s Board of Governors.

In addition, Jeffrey Kurland was elected first vice president; John Bailey, Kathleen...

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry...

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/5) by the organization’s Board of Governors.

In addition, Jeffrey Kurland was elected first VP, Leonard Engelman and John Bailey were...