Coronado Island Film Festival Seeks New Board Members
Posted by: Coronado Arts 5 months ago

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The Coronado Island Film Festival, which presents its third annual festival November 9-12, has openings on its Board of Directors, and seeks interested community members to fill a minimum of three, and possibly as many as five, seats. The board vacancies have resulted from the establishment of a separate Industry Advisory Board, in which three of the festival's founding board members have transitioned. They include Terry Curtin, marketing, franchise development and corporate communications consultant to the entertainment industry, who will chair the Advisory Board; Jim Gallagher, Head of Theatrical Marketing at Dream Works Animation SKG; and Ira Wohl, who won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1979 and teaches film at UCLA. Lisa Bruce, executive producer of "Darkest Hour," which opened this year's festival, has also joined the Industry Advisory Board, (Gary Oldman picked up this year's Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film.)

Mary Sikes, the festival's President and CEO, has retired from the board, after five years of establishing the successful festival. While Sikes will continue to provide guidance in strategic planning, board member and former City Council Representative Mike Woiwode has assumed the role of Acting Board President. The board works closely with the festival's Executive Director and Founder Doug St. Denis and her staff to produce the festival. 

Interested parties are invited to submit a resume and letter of application to the board that highlights their areas of expertise, such as, but not limited to financial management, strategic planning, marketing, social media, volunteer management. A background in the film industry and/or film festivals (or other festivals is not essential but desirable.

The Industry Advisory Board also seeks members who have an extensive background in the film industry. Most of the advisory board's work will be handled via email and conference calls.

Applicants to the Board of Directors are asked to submit a resume and cover letter by February 8 to: Mike Woiwode, Acting Board President, Coronado Island Film Festival, 941 Orange Avenue #212, Coronado, CA 92118, or by email to wodeworks@gmail.com (Mike Woiwode's email).

Both board members and advisory board members serve without monetary compensation. The Coronado Island Film Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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