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The nonprofit, which promotes gender parity in show business and global media at large, has also elected four new members: Netflix VP of Content Bela Bajaria, Dreamworks Animation Global PR Head Terry Curtin, “Transparent” director-producer Nisha Ganatra and CPA Laura W. Gordon.
Producer Cathy Schulman has run the group for three terms, and recently launched a major initiative called ReFrame — which will work to evaluate and score gender equality in every sector of entertainment.
“The 2017 Women In Film Board of Directors is an enormously impressive group of the best and brightest people in Hollywood devoted to sustainable progress in the intersection between gender and media,” said Schulman, who also just founded production and finance company Welle Entertainment.
The group has plenty of work to do. Two weeks ago, TheWrap exclusively reported that only six percent of the movies slated for wide release this year from the six major Hollywood studios are directed by women, a drop from the last two years. Read more here.
The 2017 WIF Executive Board
Cathy Schulman, President
Jane Fleming, CFO
Deborah Liebling, EVP
Stephanie Allain, VP
Amy Bear, Secretary
Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director
WIF Board of Directors (including new and rejoining members):
Ghen Laraya Long
Ilene Kahn Power
Michelle Raimo Kouyate