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American Cinematheque Sets Stephanie Allain, Esther Chang And Franklin Leonard As New Board Members As Part Of Revamp

American Cinematheque Sets Stephanie Allain, Esther Chang And Franklin Leonard As New Board Members As Part Of Revamp

American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said Monday that producer Stephanie Allain, WME partner Esther Chang and Black List founder Franklin Leonard will serve as new board members at the organization. The AC also said that Ken Scherer, who had been a consultant to the board during the sale of the Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater to Netflix, has been named executive director.

“The Board is delighted that Ken has agreed to take on the leadership of the AC and implement our strategic plan that will expand our membership program and bring new ideas and energy to our marketing and fundraising initiatives supporting our highly regard programming,” said Mark Badagliacca, the AC Board’s president.

The Cinematheque said the reorganization includes the promotion of Gwen Deglise from head programmer to deputy executive director, and programmer Grant Moninger becomes creative director and co-head of programming with Deglise.

Allain, an Emmy-nominated producer known for

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