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Academy Governors Re-Elect Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS President

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 6, 2014 at 12:57AM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS president at a board meeting on August 5.
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Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors re-elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as AMPAS president at a board meeting on August 5.

They also voted Jeffrey Kurland as first vice president, Leonard Engelman and John Bailey as vice president, Dick Cook as treasurer, and Bill Kroyer as secretary.

Boone Isaacs is beginning her second term as president and her 22nd year as a governor representing the Public Relations Branch. Last year Kurland served as vice president. Both Engelman and Cook were re-elected to their posts. These will be the first officer stints for Bailey and Kroyer.

This year studio PR veteran Boone Isaacs was inducted into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Hall of Fame, and received the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Horizon Award and the 2014 Trailblazer award from Essence magazine.

Academy board members may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive years in any one office.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.