Nightly News   |  July 31, 2013

Academy elects first African-American president

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a marketing executive, has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She became the first African-American president in the Academy’s 86 year history. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the academy of motion picture arts and sciences , the folks behind the oscars, have made history within the organization by electing the first african- american president in their 86-year history. she is sheryl boone isaac, the third woman to hold the job. her her background is in big marketing for films like " forest gump ," " austin powers " and "the king's speech".