Stephanie March and entrepreneur and women’s rights campaigner Dee Poku have joined the Gotham Film & Media Institute.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively that the Gotham Film & Media Institute has added four prominent personalities to its board of directors.
Actors Jonathan Majors and Stephanie March, entertainment marketing and PR specialist Lisa Taback, and businesswoman and women’s advocate Dee Poku have joined the board of the organization responsible for the Gotham Awards.
Here you can check out the New Board Members of Gotham Film & Media Institute.
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 are all already on the board.
“We are happy to have these four talented media and entertainment experts join The Gotham’s board,” said Gotham executive director Jeffrey Sharp. With Jonathan, Stephanie, Dee, and Lisa on the board, we’ll have fresh perspectives as we seek out ways to further our purpose and increase our impact.
The Harder They Fall, in which Majors appeared, was honored as an ensemble at the 2016 Gothams; Lovecraft Country; Da 5 Bloods; and The Last Black Man in San Francisco also features him. Devotion, Ant-Man, and the Wasp, Quantumania, and Creed III are just some of the future films that he will be appearing in.
March has been on a wide variety of television shows, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Rescue Me, Grey’s Anatomy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and more.
Poku established The WIE Suite as a peer-learning platform and exclusive membership community for women in positions of leadership and creative innovation. Her program, Black Women Raise, is dedicated to aiding black female entrepreneurs in raising funds, expanding their businesses, and opening doors for themselves and other women of color. She has worked as a top marketer for major studios like Paramount and Focus Features.
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, The King’s Speech, Lady Bird, Chicago, and Shakespeare in Love are just some of the films that Taback has promoted for Oscar consideration. Besides The Crown and Squid Game, she spearheaded Emmy efforts for Ozark, Stranger Things, and This Is Us.
The news was made before the September 17-23, 2018, in-person Gotham Week Conference and Expo, which has not taken place until 2019. On Monday, November 28, 2022, the Gotham Awards will be held.