James Murdoch, Katherine Oliver Added to Ghetto Film School Board of Directors

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James Murdoch

Murdoch played a key role in expanding the GFS program last spring from New York City to Los Angeles.

James Murdoch and Katherine Oliver have been added to the board of directors of Ghetto Film School, the independent film organization announced Friday. 

The 21st Century Fox co-chief operating officer and Bloomberg Associates media and tech strategies principal joined the board as of Jan. 1, 2015.

"We are very excited to welcome James Murdoch and Katherine Oliver to our board of directors," said GFS founder Joe Hall. "James and Katherine are longtime friends of the organization, and having them on the board both recognizes their past contributions and signals the exciting developments that lay ahead for Ghetto Film School."

Murdoch played a key role in expanding the GFS program last spring from New York City to Los Angeles following 21st Century Fox's co-founding of GFS L.A. Murdoch and Hall will work together to plan efforts for organization expansion in New York and Los Angeles.

Oliver acts as a current principal at Bloomberg Associates. While acting as commissioner of the New York City mayor's office of media and entertainment, she helped establish the nation's first film high school, The Cinema School, in 2009. Oliver was presented the GFS Champion Award in 2014 for her efforts and continuing support toward growing GFS in L.A. and elsewhere.

The board of directors at GFS includes, among others, Evan Shapiro, chairman and executive vp at NBCUniversal along with filmmakers David O. Russell and Lee Daniels.

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