Sundance Institute Adds Ava DuVernay, Rob Epstein, Nadine Schiff and Liesl Tommy as New Trustees

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by Beth Hanna
September 26, 2013 2:20 PM
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The Sundance Institute has announced four new members of their Board of Trustees: Ava DuVernay, Rob Epstein, Nadine Schiff and Liesl Tommy.

They are now part of the 22-person board, overseen by president and founder Robert Redford and exec director Keri Putnam, responsible for the governance of the Institute. 

As a Trustee, Schiff will draw on her experience as a television journalist for Dan Rather CBS Evening News and film producer ("Made in America," "Live from Baghdad") to actively advance Sundance Institute’s creative and financial support for independent artists. DuVernay ("Middle of Nowhere," "Venus Vs."), Epstein ("The Times of Harvey Milk," "Lovelace") and Tommy (theater director of "Party People," "The White Man -- A Complex Declaration of Love") join the Board as Artist Trustees, who are participants from Institute programs, including the Sundance Film Festival, artistic Labs and direct granting, who share with the Board their perspectives and act as liaisons to other Institute alumni.

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