The Gotham Film & Media Institute has added four high-profile individuals to its Board of Directors, The Hollywood Reporter learned exclusively.
The group behind the Gotham Awards has added actors Jonathan Majors and Stephanie March, entertainment marketing and public relations executive Lisa Taback and entrepreneur and women’s advocate Dee Poku to their board.
The new additions join existing board members Nancy Abraham, Anthony Bregman, Jeb Brody, Gerry Byrne, Alina Cho, Dan Crown, Mark D’Arcy (director emeritus), Amy Emmerich, Philipp Engelhorn, Kai Falkenberg, James Janowitz , Franklin Leonard, Soledad O’Brien, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, John Schmidt, Teddy Schwarzman, Drew Wilson and Celia Winchester.
“We are thrilled to have these four brilliant media and entertainment veterans bring their unique perspectives and expertise to The Gotham’s Board of Directors,” Gotham Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp said in a statement. “As we find new and innovative ways to advance our mission and expand our impact, we know that Jonathan, Stephanie, Dee and Lisa will be invaluable voices on our board.”
Majors is known for his roles in The more they fallwho received the Lifetime Achievement honor from the Gotham Awards last year; Lovecraft Country; Da 5 Bloods and San Francisco’s Last Black Man. His next films include Dedication, Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania and Creed III.
March is known for her role in Law and order: Special Victims Unitand his other credits include appearances on 30 Rock, Happy Ends, Rescue Me, Grey’s Anatomy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Poku is the founder of The WIE Suite, a private membership community and peer learning platform for women leaders, creators and innovators. Her Black Women Raise initiative aims to help black female founders grow capital, grow, and create pathways for the women behind them. She previously held senior marketing positions at Paramount and Focus Features.
Taback is known for his Oscar campaigns for titles like The Power of the Dog, Don’t Look Up, Roma, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, My Octopus Teacher, Marriage Story, American Factory, La La Land, Moonlight, Spotlight, King’s Speech, Lady Bird, Chicago and Shakespeare in love. She has also led Emmy campaigns for La Couronne, Squid Game, Ozark, Stranger Things and It’s us.
The announcement was made ahead of this year’s Gotham Week Conference and Expo, which will be held in person for the first time since 2019, September 17-23. The 2022 Gotham Awards are scheduled for Monday, November 28.