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Cheryl Boone Isaacs      

Film Marketing Executive & Former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is known for having served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In that role, Boone Isaacs served the maximum four one-year terms. She represented the Public Relations Branch as a governor for 24 years. During her tenure as a governor, she served as First Vice President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as President of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy. In 2012, Boone Isaacs produced the Academy’s prestigious 4th Annual Governors Awards.

Boone Isaacs has been a respected motion picture marketing executive for over 30 years. For the last nine years, CBI Enterprises, Inc. has consulted for companies such as MTV Films, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate and Sony Entertainment. Her clients have included Troika Pictures, Andrew Lauren Productions, Linden Productions, Laika Entertainment, Film Bankers International, KTLA, Success Films, Robson Entertainment, Rangeland Productions and Cube Vision. She has consulted on marketing efforts for such films as The Call, The Artist, The King’s Speech, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Spider-Man 2 and Tupac: Resurrection.

During her tenure as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema, from 1997 to 1999, she developed and executed the campaigns for such films as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, the company’s highest-grossing film at that time, The Wedding Singer and such critically acclaimed motion pictures as Wag the Dog, Boogie Nights and American History X. Largely through the efforts of Boone Isaacs and her marketing team, New Line was one of only two studios to have four films open #1 at the box-office in 1998. At the time, Rush Hour’s $33 million opening was the largest in company history.

Prior to joining New Line Cinema in 1997, Boone Isaacs had served as executive vice president in worldwide publicity for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures. In 1995 and 1996, she orchestrated acclaimed publicity campaigns for Forrest Gump and Braveheart, both of which won multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In addition, the campaigns were recognized by the Publicists Guild of America as the Best in 1995 and 1996.

From 1990 to 1994, Boone Isaacs was senior vice president in publicity, and held the title of vice president, publicity between 1986 and 1990. During her tenure at Paramount she publicized the launch of such blockbusters as First Wives Club, Mission: Impossible, The Firm, Ghost, The Addams Family, Coming to America, Fatal Attraction, and the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy. Boone Isaacs joined Paramount in 1984 as director of publicity and promotion, West Coast, and was quickly promoted to executive director one year later.

In addition to her long tenure at Paramount Pictures, Boone Isaacs served as director of advertising and publicity for The Ladd Company where she worked on The Right Stuff, Police Academy and Once Upon a Time in America. Prior to that, she spent five years at Melvin Simon Productions where her last position was vice president, worldwide advertising and publicity. She began her career in 1977 as a publicist at Columbia Pictures.

Boone Isaacs is currently an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and previously served as a filmmaker-in-residence for the University. She was an adjunct professor at USC Cinema and Television School’s Peter Stark Producing Program; Columbia College Chicago, and Mount Saint Mary’s College. She continues to guest lecture at USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Bryn Mawr Film Institute and Soka University of America.

From 2013 through 2016, Boone Isaacs served as Chair of District 16, Rhodes scholarship selection committee.

She was a member of the Advisory Board for the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival and served as a Juror. She has been a member of the Advisory Board of Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards. She continues to serve as the YWCA Greater Los Angeles Advisory Commissioner.

Boone Isaacs was a member of the Corporate Board of the Motion Picture and Television Fund and served as Secretary for three years.

Boone Isaacs served as a consulting producer on the Emmy-nominated KTLA special, “Planet LA.”


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