The American Cinematheque is bolstering its board of directors with the addition of four Hollywood heavyweights.
Joining the ranks, in alphabetical order, are producer Jason Blum, TriStar Pictures president Nicole Brown, MACRO boss Charles D. King and Netflix president of movies Scott Stuber. American Cinematheque President Rick Nicita said the organization is “excited and honored” to welcome the four executives. “Each brings a unique perspective and appreciation of film and exhibition culture as AC continues to expand its programming and community engagement,” he added.
Blum is a three-time Oscar-nominated, two-time Emmy-winning, and three-time Peabody Award-winning producer. He founded and runs Blumhouse, a television and film multimedia production company best known for the horror genre. Blum serves on the boards of the Public Theater, the Sundance Institute, Vassar College, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Brown heads Sony’s TriStar Pictures, where he oversees all film development and production for the specialty label. He comes off the success of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s the king woman Starring Viola Davis. Under her leadership, she supervised the work of Roald Dahl Matilda the Musical, Whitney Houston: I want to dance with someone and happiest season. During his overall tenure, Brown has worked on the Oscar-nominated film A beautiful day in the neighborhoodd, the blow baby driver, train sighting 2, money monster and ricky and flash. was recently appointed to the hollywood reporter Power 100 Women in Entertainment. She serves on the board of Women in Film and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
King is the founder and CEO of MACRO, a multi-platform media company dedicated to amplifying people of color. MACRO projects — including Judas and the Black Messiah, Mudbound and fences — have earned 15 Oscar nominations and three wins. The WME veteran is an active angel investor and philanthropist, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Sundance Institute and College Track.
Film industry veteran Stuber oversees the development, production, and acquisition of Netflix’s movie slate, which includes recent titles like Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Gray Man, The Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up, Red Notice, Murder Mystery, The Adam Projectthe Oscar winner Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Bird Box and Rome. Stuber’s board duties also include the National Film Preservation Foundation and the British Film Institute, while she contributes to a variety of causes including the Charlotte + Gwyneth Gray Foundation, Baby2Baby and Chrysalis.
The American Cinematheque, launched in 1984, is a nonprofit cultural arts organization “dedicated to building an engaged film community through the curation, conversation, and presentation of immersive films,” according to the organization. Celebrate the cinematic experience by hosting screenings, panels, and special events featuring filmmakers and talent.
The four new board members join Stephanie Allain, Mark Badagliacca, Peter Bart, Esther Chang, Sandy Climan, Peter Dekom, Louis Kempinsky, Mary Anne Keshen, Ken Kleinberg, Sue Kroll, Franklin Leonard, Michael Mann, Mike Medavoy, Darren Moll, Eric Nebot, Rick Nicita, Mark Ordesky, James G. Robinson, Stan Rosenfield, Paul Shurgot, Bud Swartz, Paula Wagner, and David Zaslav.