IFC Center Names Advisory Board


The Independent Film Channel has invited some heavy hitters to serve on the advisory board for its IFC Center.

The IFC Center, which will serve as the network’s headquarters, is an independent-film theater and cultural center set to open in Manhattan June 17.

“I am very pleased that so many leaders from independent film will sit on the advisory board of the IFC Center,” IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said in a prepared statement.

“The IFC Center is committed to providing the country’s best independent-film experience, from the quality of the films premiered to the innovative nature of our special programming to the outstanding film technology and theatrical presentation,” he added. “I know that these incredibly talented and infinitely knowledgeable individuals will ensure that the IFC Center lives up to its commitment of providing the very best filmgoing experience."

Named to the board were:

• Noah Cowan, co-director, Toronto International Film Festival;

• Alfonso Cuarón, filmmaker, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y Tu Mamá También;

• Richard Linklater, filmmaker, Before Sunset, School of Rock, Dazed and Confused;

• Rebecca Miller, filmmaker, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity;

• Errol Morris, filmmaker, The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control;

• John Sayles, filmmaker, Lone Star, SunshineState, The Secret of Roan Inish;

• Kevin Smith, filmmaker, Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back;

• Steven Soderbergh, filmmaker, Sex, Lies and Videotape, The Limey, Traffic;

• Cynthia Swartz, senior publicity and marketing executive;

• Dan Talbot, pioneering exhibition and distribution executive; and

• Gary Winick, filmmaker/producer, Pieces of April, Tadpole, Tape.