LOS ANGELES, October 5, 2011 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Chris Dodd, former United States Senator of Connecticut and Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), and David Rips, President of Verizon Digital Media Services, have been elected to the AFI Board of Trustees, which will next meet on Thursday, October 6 in Los Angeles.
Voted to return to the AFI Board of Trustees for new three-year terms are leaders of the motion picture and television communities and leaders from global goods and services companies, including Lisa Arpey (American Airlines), Todd Bradley (Hewlett-Packard, Co.), Brad Grey (Paramount Pictures), Jonathan Miller (News Corporation), Frank Pierson (Writer/Director and Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory), Anne Sweeney (Disney-ABC Television Group), Thomas Tull (Legendary Pictures) and Michael Wright (Turner Entertainment), as well as Roger Enrico (DreamWorks Animation SKG), who was re-elected to the AFI Board of Directors for a new term.
Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO of the Sony Corporation, is Chair of the 62-member AFI Board of Trustees, which is comprised of leadership that represents the moving image arts community in different and diverse ways and provides different backgrounds and areas of expertise in their Trustee role.
Robert A. Daly, former Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO, is Chair of the 21-member AFI Board of Directors, which acts as an executive committee, setting the Institute’s priorities and overseeing its programs. AFI Board of Directors also sit on the AFI Board of Trustees.