Sundance Institute has inducted new members Anand Mahindra,
Sean Bailey and Jacki Zehner as members of the Institute's
Board of Trustees.
the guidance of President and founder Robert Redford, in close
collaboration with executive director Keri Putnam, the 23-person
Board will be responsible for the governance of Sundance Institute
and works to actively advance creative and financial support
for artists developing original stories for the screen and
Weisman continues to be the chairman of the Board. "We
welcome these new members of our Board. We are proud of the
organisation's standing as an internationally recognised nonprofit
arts organisation, and we are extremely optimistic about the
stability of the Institute and its recent growth to include
several new initiatives that are connecting artists with audiences
around the world," observed Weisman.
addition to the three newly inducted members those who recently
joined the Board are Sheila C Johnson, James R Swartz and
Stanley Tucci along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lynn Nottage
and Heather Rae as Artist Trustees.
trustees are participants from Institutes including the Sundance
Film Festival, Artistic Labs and direct granting, who share
with the Board their perspectives and act as liaisons to other
Institute is a global non-profit organisation founded by Robert
Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs
for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights,
the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film
and theatre artists from the United States and around the
world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Institute has nurtured films like Born into Brothels, Trouble
the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth,
Spring Awakening, I Am My Own Wife, Light in the Piazza and
Angels in America.