Lynette Wallworth, Jason Blum, Ebs Burnough and Lisa-Michele Church will join the Sundance Institute’s board of trustees, where they will work closely with president/founder Robert Redford, chair Pat Mitchell and executive director Keri Putnam.
The innovative artist/filmmaker’s works have often screened at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier, beginning in 2009 with her installation Evolution of Fearlessness.
Wallworth also received Sundance Institute New Frontier’s inaugural Virtual Reality residency which partnered her with Jaunt VR and a residency at the Technicolor Experience Centre.
She is nominated for best direction in an interactive or immersive title at the 2019 Australian Directors’ Guild awards for her VR work Awavena, which is now screening at ACMI after premiering at the 2017 Sundance Festival and was selected for competition at the Venice Film Festival last year.
The founder of Blumhouse Productions, Jason Blum’s Whiplash, How to Dance in Ohio, The Jinx, Get Out and This is Home all screened at Sundance.
Ebs Burnough is the founder and president of Ebs Burnough Solutions International, which provides providing clients with an interdisciplinary approach to marketing, communications and event production.
Lisa-Michele Church, an attorney based in Salt Lake City, joins the board as a non-voting appointee of the Redford family.
Mitchell said: “Jason, Ebs, Lynette and Lisa-Michele each have their own incredible wealth of knowledge of the current cultural landscape and visionary perspectives on how to shape the work we do. We are so grateful to welcome their unique perspectives to the table.
“We are thrilled that they will join our board as we constantly evolve our organization’s mission to support emerging artists around the world and connect audiences to their work.”