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Women in Film Names New President, Producer Cathy Schulman

by Sophia Savage
January 12, 2011 9:19 AM
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Cathy Schulman, the Oscar-winning producer (Crash, The Illusionist, Tears of the Sun), will replace Jane Fleming as president of non-profit org Women In Film. Schulman's three-year term officially began January 1. Fleming declares:

"I can think of no one better to take the reins of Women In Film as the organization grows in scope and impact to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  She is a proven leader, producer and visionary as well as a committed teacher, philanthropist and mentor.  Moreover, her production experience in film and television, both scripted and documentary, gives her a unique insight into the diverse needs of the women the organization serves."

Schulman is eager to work with new board members (listed below) and says:

"We must continue to define our mandate so that the needs of women in entertainment are met. Equally, we need to ensure women act collectively to make positive change for both men and women working in this ever-changing landscape."
New Members of the 2011 Board of Directors:
Rowena Arguelles
Jane Buckingham
Sarah Finn
Madelyn Hammond
Deborah Liebling
Ghen Laraya Long
Dawn Miller
Vanessa Morrison Murchison
Katherine Pope
Elizabeth Raposo
Mary Yoel
 
Returning Board Members are:
Hillary Bibicoff
Ivy Kagan Bierman
Susanne Daniels
Diana Derycz-Kessler  
Vicki Dummer
Lisa Gewirtz
Iris Grossman
Bill Harris
Danica Krislovich
Lillah McCarthy
Hannah Minghella
Robert Nieto
Rena Ronson  
Cathy Schulman
Shelby Stone  
Mike Tschida  
 
The  2011 Executive Board will be comprised of:
President – Cathy Schulman
Executive Chair – Hannah Minghella
President Emeritus– Jane Fleming
Chief Financial Officer – Bill Harris
Vice President, Technology – Robert Nieto
Vice President, Marketing – Dawn Miller
Vice President, Fundraising – Iris Grossman
Vice President, Talent Relations – Sarah Finn


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