WEEK IN WOMEN: Janet Yang elected president of AMPAS, making history – Brandy McDonnell reports

Producer Janet Yang has been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Yang, who is of Chinese descent, is the first Asian person ever selected as president of the Academy. She’s also just the fourth woman to become the Academy’s president, following Cheryl Boone Isaacs (2013-2017), Fay Kanin (1979-1983) and Bette Davis (two months in 1941).

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