Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) has named six new board members, among them Borat Subsequent Moviefilm producer Monica Levinson, CAA’s Ida Ziniti and Warner Bros Pictures production executive Niija Kuykendall.
Also joining the advocacy group’s 2021 board are Apple TV+ director of domestic programming Michelle Lee, Emmy-winning TV executive producer Chris Nee and Shivani Rawat, CEO production and finance company ShivHans Pictures.
WIF board president Amy Baer (CEO of Gidden Media) said: “Each of these impressive women is uniquely expert, whether as an executive, producer, creator, or agent. Their diverse skill sets will help us to continue championing the advancement of women across all facets of the screen industries. We are also grateful for the outstanding guidance and service of our outgoing board members - Stephanie Allain, Orly Adelson, Adriana Alberghetti, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Keri Putnam - who have completed their terms.”
WIF executive director Kirsten Schaffer added: “As we continue to adapt our organisation to the changing needs of our community, especially in what has become a ‘new normal’ for life and work during a sustained crisis, we are proud to have a 2021 Board of Directors who are committed to our mission of creating an industry where equity is a priority for success. We are also continuing our commitment to leading by example, with balanced representation of women of colour and members of the LGBTQ+ community among our Board and staff.”