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Cheryl Boone Isaacs: 2014 DIFF Dallas Star Award Honoree

Cheryl-Boone-IsaacsCheryl Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 30, 2013, by the organization’s Board of Governors. She has served for 21 years as an Academy Governor representing the Public Relations Branch, has held every elected office at the Academy and produced the 2012 Governor Awards.

In 2014, Boone Isaacs was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of the AAFCA (African American Film Critics Association) Horizon Award and the Trailblazer Award from Essence Magazine.

Boone Isaacs currently heads CBI Enterprises, Inc., where she has consulted on marketing efforts on such films as THE ARTIST, THE KING’S SPEECH, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE, SPIDER-MAN 2 and TUPAC: RESURRECTION. Boone Isaacs previously served as President of Theatrical Marketing for New Line Cinema, where she oversaw numerous box office successes, including AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME and RUSH HOUR. Prior to joining New Line in 1997, she was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Publicity for Paramount Pictures, where she orchestrated publicity campaigns for the Best Picture winners FORREST GUMP and BRAVEHEART.

Boone Isaacs earned a B.A. in Political Science from Whittier College.


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