Condon, Garcia, Poul and Allain to serve on board
Film Independent, which produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has elected new officers Bill Condon, Rodrigo Garcia, Alan Poul and Stephanie Allain.Condon (“Gods and Monsters”) will serve as president with Garcia (“Mother and Child”) as VP. Alan Poul (“The Backup Plan”) is secretary and Allain (“Black Snake Moan”) will be the new treasurer. The quartet will also serve on the board of direcors. Other new board members are Joe Drake, DeVon Franklin, Sue Kroll, David Linde and Ted Mundorff. Previous officers Vondie Curtis Hall (president), Michael Helfant (VP), Tom Ortenberg (treasurer), and Kasi Lemmons (secretary) with all remain on the board. Other board members include Randy Barbato, Adriene Bowles, Effie T. Brown, Laura Dern, Sid Ganis, Marcus Hu, Laura Kim, David Linde, Allan Mayer, Ted Mundorff, Gail Mutrux, Peter Schlessel, Jonathan Sehring, Mary Sweeney and Forest Whitaker.