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INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD TO HONOR CHERYL BOONE ISAACS AND BOB NEWHART AT ANNUAL PUBLICISTS LUNCHEON



LOS ANGELES, January 20, 2015 — The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) have named Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Motion Picture Academy®, as recipient of the President’s Award, andcomedian Bob Newhart recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at he 52nd Annual Publicists Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20.

Isaacs will receive the award from Ava DuVernay, director of Paramount’s current hit
film Selma nominated as Best Picture, just three days before the Oscars®. Isaacs is the
first African American to be Academy® President, the third woman (after Bette Davis
and Fay Kanin) and the third member of the Public Relations branch to serve in that
position. She has been on the AMPAS® board for 21 years and is currently serving her
second term as President. DuVernay, director of Selma, is also a former publicist. They
will be introduced by ICG National President, Steven Poster, ASC. “Cheryl represents the finest qualities of our profession,” said Awards Committee chairman Henri Bollinger. “She has an extraordinary track record as a marketing executive, while at the same time devoting her talents and influence to improving the public perception of all who contribute to the cinematic arts.”
Bob Newhart, the comedian known for his deadpan delivery and slight stammer, and
recipient of the Publicists’ Lifetime Achievement Award, has been beloved since the ‘60s
when his album The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart received the 1961 Grammy®
Award for Album of the Year. That same year he was offered his own television show,
The Bob Newhart Show which lasted just one season but came back strongly in 1972,
running until 1978. He also had numerous appearances on television shows such as
The Dean Martin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
and many others. His Newhart TV series, in which he played a Vermont innkeeper, ran
from 1982 to 1990. He continues to work hard with an appearance in current TV series
The Big Bang Theory. He won a Golden Globe® for Best TV Star in 1962 and a Prime
Time Emmy® as guest actor on the Big Bang Theory in 2013. Steven Poster, ASC, President of the ICG, noted, “We are delighted to honor two such extraordinary people. Cheryl Boone Isaacs has carved her own path to success, and Bob Newhart has been part of all our lives for more than 50 years.”


Previous Lifetime Achievement recipients include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint
Eastwood, Peter Bart, Robert Zemeckis, Julie Andrews, Army Archerd, Sylvester
Stallone, Sid Ganis, Harrison Ford, Carol Burnett, Kirk Douglas and last year’s recipient,
Jerry Lewis.
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