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Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Produce Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards on December 1

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 10, 2012 at 3:32PM

Marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs is set to produce the Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards. She and production team head Don Mischer will share duties for the December 1 event, where the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award will be presented.
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Marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs is set to produce the Academy's 4th Annual Governors Awards. She and production team head Don Mischer will share duties for the December 1 event, where the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award will be presented.

Governors Board member Boone Isaacs is currently the head of CBI Enterprises, where she has been a PR consultant on Oscar-winning films "The Artist," "The King's Speech" and "Precious." She was the president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema, and before that executive vice president of worldwide publicity for Paramount, where she orchestrated successful campaigns for "Forest Gump" and "Braveheart."

Boone Isaacs broke ground as the first African American woman to be named to the Academy's Board of Governors and to run a studio marketing department.

This article is related to: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Don Mischer


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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.