By Indiewire | Indiewire June 13, 2011 at 6:57AM
Following its highly successful 54th SFIFF, the San Francisco Film Society has appointed Max Boyer Glynn, Janet McKinley and Marc Ruxin to its board of directors. Board President Pat McBaine commented: "These new members of our able and growing team bring experience along with fresh perspective and ideas to a vital and dynamic cultural organization. Sharing, as they do with all of us at SFFS, a passion for film and filmmakers, they will play an important role in our expanding efforts to bring visionary film programming and educational courses to Bay Area audiences and students as well as invaluable financial and professional services to filmmakers nationwide."
Below is the full press release:
The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Max Boyer Glynn, Janet McKinley and Marc Ruxin to its board of directors as it continues to expand its slate of exhibition, education and filmmaker services and, following a highly successful 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, begins preparations for a robust Fall Season including Hong Kong Movies, Taiwan Film Days, the NY/SF International Children's Film Festival, French Cinema Now, Cinema by the Bay, the San Francisco International Animation Festival and New Italian Cinema.
The new board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional work in support of the Film Society's mission to embrace the artistry and innovation of the world's most imaginative storytellers; to educate, entertain and enrich a wide and diverse range of audiences; and to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of Max Boyer Glynn, Janet McKinley and Marc Ruxin to the Film Society board of directors," said Pat McBaine, board president. "These new members of our able and growing team bring experience along with fresh perspective and ideas to a vital and dynamic cultural organization. Sharing, as they do with all of us at SFFS, a passion for film and filmmakers, they will play an important role in our expanding efforts to bring visionary film programming and educational courses to Bay Area audiences and students as well as invaluable financial and professional services to filmmakers nationwide."
Max Boyer Glynn worked with Academy Award-winning writer and producer Akiva Goldsman at Weed Road Pictures at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she worked at Industry Entertainment in management and film production, managing the careers of film and television actors including Jeff Goldblum and Ted Danson. Glynn also worked closely with In Effect Films in the making of two-time Emmy-winning documentary Autism: The Musical. She started her career in Los Angeles working for Richard Gladstein at Film Colony on Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. Glynn is on the board of directors of the Foundation of City College and the Museo Italo Americano. She was born and raised in San Francisco and is a graduate of Vassar College.
Janet McKinley began her professional career in retail buying and currently owns Janet McKinley Interiors. Passionate about education, she has endowed and actively manages several undergraduate learning and development grants. In addition, she has served on the boards of Saint Luke's Hospital, San Francisco Day School and San Francisco University High School and is a current member of the California Academy of Sciences board.
Marc Ruxin leads Universal McCann's global innovation practice across businesses and disciplines. Before joining UM, Ruxin was chief operating officer of the Mill Group, a leader in commercial visual effects, and Beam.tv, a leading advertising digital asset management system. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of strategy at Gyro International, vice president of business development at iVast and vice president of business development and marketing at Eveo. He also worked for WPP Group, where he was an MBA marketing fellow and ultimately led West Coast new-media strategy for the company. Ruxin sits on the boards and advisory boards of numerous Internet and technology start-ups in Silicon Valley. He has a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Columbia Business School and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.
San Francisco Film Society
Building on a 50-plus year legacy of bringing the best in world cinema to the Bay Area, the San Francisco Film Society is a national leader in exhibition, education and filmmaker services.
The Film Society presents 300 days of exhibition each year, reaching a total audience of 130,000 people. Its acclaimed education program introduces international cinema and media literacy to more than 15,000 teachers and students and presents 120 classes and workshops annually. Through the filmmaker services program essential creative and business services, and funding totaling millions of dollars, are provided to deserving filmmakers of all levels.
The Film Society seeks to elevate all aspects of film culture, offering a wide range of activities that engage emotions, inspire action, change perceptions and advance knowledge. A 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, it is largely donor and member supported. Patronage and membership provides discounted prices, access to grants and residencies, private events and a wealth of other benefits.
For more information visit sffs.org.
This press release is available at sffs.org/press.