Writer-director and Black Entertainment Television prexy Reginald Hudlin has been named to the executive board of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

“We feel very fortunate that Mr. Hudlin has agreed to join our board, both for his significant accomplishments as a filmmaker and cable executive and for his importance as a role model for young African Americans at all levels of the film and television industries,” said Robert Rosen, the school’s dean.

Hudlin made his feature film debut in 1990 as the writer-director of “House Party.” Other helming credits include “Boomerang,” “The Great White Hype,” “The Ladies Man,” “Serving Sara” and the pilot of “Everybody Hates Chris.”

He’s also credited as exec producer of “The Boondocks” on the Cartoon Network and won BET Comedy Awards in 2004 and 2005 for directing and producing “The Bernie Mac Show.”

Hudlin wrote “The Black Panther” for Marvel Comics and co-wrote “Birth of a Nation,” a graphic novel about his hometown of East St. Louis, Ill.