Target: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Goal: Applaud the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for electing its first black president
Hollywood has a long history of being dominated by white people. The film industry has been run mainly by white people and now there is a push for greater diversity. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected its first black president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the organization that hosts the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, every year.
Isaacs just was vice president of the academy before becoming president. Over the years, she has held every other position in the academy except for president. She previously worked at New Line Cinemas and Paramount Pictures, and worked on the 2012 Governor Awards. Isaacs is highly qualified for the position as president of the academy.
Statistics show that the academy is dominated by older, white males. There has been an effort to bring in more diversity into the academy, especially by bringing in more women. She was chosen to become president over Rob Friedman who is the Lionsgate motion picture group co-chair. The academy hopes that the election of Isaacs will increase the diversity of the organization.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a historic organization that has always been dominated by older, white males. Now the organization is trying to bring in more diversity, and has done so by electing Cheryl Boone Isaacs as the president. Commend the academy for electing its first black president by signing the petition below.
Dear Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
Your organization is perhaps the most well-known film academy in the United States. The Academy Awards are an event that many people look forward to every year. Your historic organization has always been dominated by white people. Now you are trying to include people who can bring more diversity to your organization.
Recently, Cheryl Boone Isaacs became the first black president of your organization. She has held every office that your organization has, and has produced the 2012 Governor Awards. She also worked for New Line Cinemas and Paramount Pictures. There is no question about her qualification as president.
Her election made the organization more diverse by her being not only an African American, but also as a woman. It is a great opportunity for Hollywood to become more diverse, but the opportunities do not stop there. Isaacs will bring new insight to the academy through her new leadership role. This is one significant step that will make your organization and the entire film industry more inclusive.
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