Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation has added director Christopher Nolan to its board of directors. The Foundation is dedicated to film preservation, and Nolan joins a roster that looks like the Justice League of America, if its members were superhero filmmakers. Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg are also on the board. “Chris’s passion, knowledge and dedication to film is unparalleled,” said Scorsese. “He spearheaded the growing movement to ensure that film stock continues to be available for production and preservation. I know that his commitment to film and its preservation will be enormously helpful to the work of the foundation.”
Given how Quentin Tarantino has imposed his will to make The Hateful Eight in 70 mm film and is getting theaters around the world on the hunt for projectors to play the movie in that format, I’m surprised he’s not on the board, but maybe that’s coming. As for Nolan, he said: “I’m honored to become a part of the pioneering and essential work of Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is more important today than ever before. I hope I can help with this vital effort.
Said DGA prexy Paris Barclay: “Christopher’s knowledge and advocacy for film preservation on behalf of filmmakers round out an impassioned board that has achieved such significant milestones throughout the years, and will assure that this critical work is carried into the future.”