BESLA Celebrates Cheryl Boone Isaacs, New President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Over 150 attorneys, law students and marketing, sports and entertainment professionals attended BESLA’s Los Angeles Regional Event on August 21st at Confidential in Beverly Hills, where BESLA honored Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the newly elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The event featured a panel including Nicole A. Bernard of Fox Entertainment Group; Jeff Clanagan of Codeblock Films; Nikkole Denson-Randolph of AMC Theaters; Robi Reed of BET and was led by moderator Darnell Hunt of UCLA as they addressed issues in The State of Black Hollywood. The panels were followed by a networking reception and pictures from the event can be viewed here including BESLA Board of Directors Lawrence Hinkle, II and Inga Dyer presenting Cheryl Boone Isaacs with her honorary award.


ABS Collective is the strategic planning/production partner for BESLA’s annual conference. These regional events culminate at the this year’s event at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic this October 16-20. For more information about these events and how to reach this esteemed association of legal power players in the sports and entertainment industries, please contact us at