Oscars: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Stepping Aside from Academy Board

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Scott Feinberg on May 12, 2017.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a member of the Academy’s board of governors for the better part of the last quarter-century, and the Academy’s third female and first black president for the last four years, is not seeking re-election to the board, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Meanwhile, there are a number of big names among the 157 Academy members who have thrown their hat into the ring for this year’s board race, which soon will result in a winnowing down of the ballot to no more than four candidates from each of the organization’s 17 branches, from which each branch will pick a single representative in June. (Each branch also has two other representatives; terms are staggered so that only one comes up for election each year.) …

This year’s field of first-round board contenders is notable for its diversity — of race, gender and age — which has been a top priority for the Academy under CEO Dawn Hudson (whose contract was renewed by the board last month) and Boone Isaacs. …

Hollywood Reporter 5/12

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