Wednesday, 31 July 2013

CHERYL BOONE ISAACS IS NEW ACADEMY PRESIDENT


After Bette Davis and Fay Kanin, Cheryl Boone Isaacs is only the third woman to be elected AMPAS president. Also, she's the first black person to take that post. She succeeds Hawk Koch, who served one year. Pixar's John Lasseter is first vice president, make-up artist Leonard Engelman and the excellent costume designer Jeffrey Kurland are vice presidents, former Disney chairman Dick Cook is treasurer and Field of Dreams' Phil Alden Robinson moves from holding a four-term post as vice president to taking over as secretary ("Hello, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, how may I help you?" - that's what he has to do now.)