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Oscars Academy elects first African-American president

01 August 2013, 17:04

London - Oscars organisation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has elected its first African-American president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

She is the first woman to hold the post in three decades. In a long marketing career she has overseen campaigns for films including Forrest Gump and Braveheart.

Toy Story
and Cars director John Lasseter was also elected first vice president. 

Read more at BBC News.


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