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Ghetto Film School students and educators are supported by a wide network of filmmakers, media and industry professionals.


+  Board of Directors

Evan Shapiro, Chairman
President
Participant Television

Joe Hall, President
Founder
Ghetto Film School

Neal Arthur, Vice Chairman
Managing Director
Wieden+Kennedy NY

Jenny Carchman
Director/Producer

Greg D’Alba
President
CNN and Turner Digital Ad Sales

Teri Everett
Executive VP, Corporate Communications
Time, Inc.

Rachael Horovitz
Producer
Specialty Films

Gary Krieg
Executive VP, Content Development & Production
Tribeca Enterprises

Rick Marroquin
Executive
Creative Artists Agency

Steven G. Mintz, Esq., Treasurer
Partner, Mintz & Gold LLP

Adam Neuhaus
Senior Director of Development
@radical.media

David O. Russell
Filmmaker
Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter

Doug Scott
President
Ogilvy Entertainment

Michele Thornton
VP, TV Sales
Centric

Tiffany R. Warren, Secretary
Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer
Omnicom Group


+  Advisory Board

Sheril Antonio
Associate Dean
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

Veronica Conforme
Vice President
The College Board

Gayle Jennings O’Byrne
Community Relations VP
JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Sarah Jones
Poet/Playwright/Actor

Jamal Joseph
Chair, Graduate Film Division
Columbia University

Franklin Leonard
Overbrook Entertainment

Katherine Oliver
Commissioner
NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

Carole Sabas
NY Editor
French Vogue

Mark Wahlberg
Actor and Producer

+  Filmmaker Council

Wes Anderson]
Edward Burns
Stacey Cochran
Lee Daniels
Tamra Davis
David Gordon Green
Catherine Hardwicke
Jim Jarmusch
Spike Jonze
Joshua Marston
Gavin O’Connor
Kim Peirce
Robert Pulcini
Jason Reitman
Mark Romanek
Peter Sollett

+  Staff

Eliza Bagg, Development Coordinator
Salvador Bolivar, TCS Program Coordinator
Derrick Cameron, VP Education
Joe Hall, President
Stosh Mintek, Executive Producer
Leo Quintero, TCS Program Director
Juan del Rio, Filmmaker in Residence
Iasmel Vasquez, Digital Bodega Producer


+  Guest Lecturers
The following professionals have led a GFS class or hosted an on-location site:

Amy Adams, Actor
Henry Adebonojo, Cinematographer
Laz Alonzo, Actor
Sheril Antonio, Dean of NYU/Tisch Film Department
Andrea Arnold, Writer/Director
Andre Arroyo, Actor
John August, Screenwriter
Peter Becker, Criterion Collection
Martin Brest, Writer/Director
Shari Springer Berman, Director
Sara Bernstein, HBO Documentary
Lori Bullock, Producer
Rob Castillo, Storyboard Artist
Pete Chatmon, Director/Producer
Stan Chervin, Screenwriter
Derek Cianfrance, Director
Ryan Coogler, Director
Lisa Cortes, Producer
Lee Daniels, Director/Producer
Damon Dash, Producer
Pam Demetrius, Editor
Christopher Doyle, Cinematographer
Anthony Drazan, Director
Alden Ehrenreich, Actor
Catherine Hardwicke, Director
Ted Hope, Producer
Jim Jarmusch, Writer/Director
Barry Jenkins, Director
Sarah Jones, Playwright and Actor
Spike Jonze, Director
Jamal Joseph, Writer/Producer/Columbia University
Kevin Ladson, Propmaster
Fran Lebowitz, Author
Spike Lee, Writer/Director
Melissa Leo, Actor
Maurice Marable, Director
Malia Scotch Marmo, Screenwriter
Joshua Marston, Director
Cybel Martin, Cinematographer
Paola Mendoza, Director
Anastas Michos, Cinematographer
Rebecca Miller, Director
Chris Milk, Director
Elvis Mitchell, Film Critic
MuMs, Producer/Actor
Jawal Nga, Producer
Gavin O’Connor, Director
Richard Pena, Director NY Film Festival
Jason Reitman, Writer/Director
Pedro Resto, Director
Suzanne Rosenthal, MTV HR Director
David O. Russell, Writer/Director
Bashir Salahuddin, Writer
Adam Shankman, Director
Daniel Sollinger, Producer
Julia Stiles, Actor
Matt Stone, Screenwriter
Bart Walker, Manager
Ken Weiss, Music Supervisor
Armond White, Film Critic

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