Cheryl Boone Isaacs Elected 1st Black President of Film Academy

The veteran Hollywood marketer, who most recently held the job of first vice president, will serve a one-year term. 

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs (Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a marketer and longtime Hollywood insider, has been elected the first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that gives out the Oscars each year, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Isaacs, a longtime academy insider who most recently held the job of first vice president, will serve a one-year term with eligibility to stay in the role for three additional years.

She was elected Tuesday evening over governor Rob Friedman, Lionsgate motion picture group co-chair, by the academy's 48-member board of governors.

Isaacs, a marketing and publicity consultant who previously worked at New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures, has served in every office within the organization except president.

Most recently she produced the 2012 Governors Awards. 

Read more at the Los Angeles Times. 

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