02/11/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/11/2021 13:00

Feb 11 2021 SAG-AFTRA Podcast: 'A Conversation with Cheryl Boone Isaacs' Read More

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is a legendary figure in Hollywood. Since getting her start in publicity in the late 1970s, she has worked at major studios and been involved in the promotion of blockbusters such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Forrest Gump (1994) and The King's Speech (2010). In addition to starting her own business, CBI Enterprises Inc., she also made history as the first Black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served for 4 years before stepping down.

In honor of Black History Month, the SAG-AFTRA podcast is rebroadcasting a live 2018 Icon Mann panel conversation between Isaacs and filmmaker Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained). Isaacs discusses her early life, influences and work, and offers advice to up-and-comers in the film industry. The podcast is introduced by SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White.

Icon Mann is a media, consulting and heritage development enterprise committed to positively transforming the dialogue and image of Black males. For more information, visit its website at Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts or TuneIn.

The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA's endorsement.