ATAS Foundation Adds Two Board Members

3:27 PM PST 06/23/2011 by Alex Ben Block

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has just elected Carolina Lightcap, President, Disney Channels Worldwide, and Madeline Di Nonno, executive director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, will serve two-year terms.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the TV Academy has added two new directors to its board.

Carolina Lightcap, president of Disney Channels Worldwide, and Madeline Di Nonno, executive director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, will serve two-year terms on the foundation's board.

"We're delighted to welcome Carolina and Madeline to serve on our board. Both have been great supporters of our many education initiatives," says foundation board chairman Jerry Petry, adding: "We look forward to their passion and the ideas that they will contribute on our behalf."

Lightcap manages Disney's global kids television business which is comprised of 97 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels and/or channel feeds available in 169 countries in 34 languages.

At the Geena Davis Institute, Di Nonno works with the entertainment and media community to improve portrayals of females and reduce gender stereotyping in children's entertainment.

 

 

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