Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Become Filmmaker-in-Residence at Chapman University

The executive will help selected Chapman students develop projects

Last Updated: August 27, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will take on the role of filmmaker-in-residence at Chapman University.

Each semester Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts hosts an expert filmmaker, like Isaacs, to consult with 10 selected students. Isaacs will participate in bi-weekly meetings with the young filmmakers and assist in developing their projects.

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“As the industry continues to grapple with changing platforms and new methods of distribution, Cheryl Boone Isaacs is in a unique position to help aspiring young filmmakers understand the world of film marketing,” said Dodge College Bob Dean Bassett. “It is a privilege and an honor to have her as our Filmmaker-in-Residence.”

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Isaacs was recently re-elected for a second term as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. She has also spent over 30 years as a film marketing executive, creating campaigns for films like “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “The Wedding Singer,” and “Boogie Nights.”


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