Tessa Thompson, Pete Nicks, Nina Fialkow, and Kimberly Steward have been named to the Sundance Institute‘s Board of Trustees.
They be a part of a board of trustees that features Jason Blum, Lulu Wang and Philipp Engelhorn, together with chair Ebs Burnough and vice chairs Sean Bailey and Gigi Pritzker.
“As Sundance Institute continues to answer the wants of impartial artists, we welcome these new members of our Board, every of whom has an unbelievable dedication to impartial movie and an extended historical past with the Institute,” Burnough stated. “Collectively, the Board is poised to determine new and strengthened methods to uplift impartial storytellers.”
“We’re so happy to have Tessa, Pete, Nina, and Kimberly be a part of as Trustees on the Board of Sundance Institute. They carry experience and invaluable views that will probably be significant as we proceed to evolve as a cultural group,” Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente stated.
Thompson is the award-winning actress and producer behind movies such because the Creed franchise, Sorry to Trouble You and Sundance movie Sylvie’s Love. Fialkow is an Oscar-winning producer and a member of Affect Companions, a New York-based movie funding group centered on telling tales round social justice. Nicks is an award-winning non-fiction director with credit that embrace Homeroom, The Ready Room and The Power, the latter of which earned him a Sundance directing award. Steward is an Oscar-nominated producer behind Manchester by the Sea, Suspiria and the 2023 Sundance characteristic The Unintended Getaway Driver.
With these additions, the Sundance Institute board includes 32 individuals, 44 % males and 56 % girls, 14 of whom self-identify as BIPOC.