By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood September 9, 2013 at 3:00PM
Chicken & Egg Pictures has recently appointed Jenni Wolfson as their first executive director.
Wolfson joins Chicken & Egg from WITNESS, an international human rights video advocacy NGO that was co-founded by Peter Gabriel. She was the Managing Director and Acting Executive Director where she oversaw a staff of 32 with a $5 million dollar budget. Prior to her work at WITNESS, Wolfson worked with Unicef and the United Nations.
Chicken & Egg co-founders Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger and Judith Helfand released a statement welcoming Wolfson.
We are thrilled that Jenni Wolfson will be joining Chicken & Egg Pictures as executive director. Like many of the filmmakers we support, Jenni has served on the front-lines of critical human rights struggles and has seen the power of storytelling at work. Her years of service, on the ground in countries such as Rwanda and Haiti for the United Nations, and more recently at WITNESS, where she managed a multi-million dollar NGO, give her a unique set of skills we know will effectively grow the organization.
Wolfson also expressed her excitement about her new position at Chicken & Egg.
In just eight years, Chicken & Egg Pictures has already left an indelible mark on the film industry as well as on the public conscience. I am thrilled to join with Julie, Wendy, Judith, the professional staff, the grantees, and the extended family of filmmakers, who often risk everything to bring important issues to light. We are faced with many incredible opportunities as an organization at a time when interest in documentaries continues to grow and women's voices and perspectives are needed more than ever. I am honored to help the organization take advantage of these opportunities.
Chicken & Egg Pictures is one of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations devoted to supporting nonfiction women filmmakers.