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Tuesday night the newly elected board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted for a new president to replace outgoing Hawk Koch, who had come to the end of his one-year term. The race was between two members of the Academy Public Relations Branch, Lionsgate motion picture chief Rob Friedman, who has a demanding full-time job, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a former Paramount and Lionsgate marketing and publicity executive whose firm Cbi Enterprises, Inc. consults on such film campaigns as “The Call,” “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Spider-Man 2” and “Tupac: Resurrection.” Boone Isaacs, who is beginning her 21st year as a governor representing the Public Relations Branch, served as Academy first vice president during the past year. She also produced the 2012 Governors Awards.  In addition, Disney/Pixar animation czar John Lasseter was elected first vice president, »

- Anne Thompson

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