The nonprofit Ghetto Film School announced that Abby Pucker, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Madison Wells, has joined its board of directors.
The Ghetto Film School (GFS) was founded in 2000 to educate, develop, and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. It has locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and London.
Adding Booker to the board of directors is the culmination of her ongoing efforts to promote Ghetto Film School and its students. In November, Pucker helped organize the Melissa Rucker Fellows Fund, which raised more than $ 80,000 to cover the cost of the Ghetto Film School Fellows 3-year program for two students.
The Ghetto Film School hosts the annual Celebrity Film Reading table for students
Pucker’s professional experiences span across the intersection of technology, media and culture. In her current role at independent entertainment company Madison Wells, Pucker leads all efforts to formulate the company’s overall strategy. She is responsible for creating and implementing a framework for the company to empower and empower diverse voices.
Most recently, Madison Wells and the immersive art experience at Chicago-based Hero Brantley produced Nevermore Park.
Additionally, Pucker has invested in a number of companies located in Los Angeles and New York across the media industry and the surrounding community. Pucker partners with Seed & Spark and Breakwater Studios in an advisory capacity, among other organizations.
Pucker also brings her visions to The Marshall Project, Pioneer Works, and Run for Something as a member of the Board of Directors.
Abby’s personal and professional values align perfectly with Ghetto Film School’s mission. Her perspective and expertise will assist our team in developing GFS and its offerings for the benefit of our current and future students. Montia Robinson, CEO, Film School Los Angeles Ghetto said, “Welcome to the GFS family, Abby.”
Booker said she was “honored to deepen my participation.
“Working with the team at GFS as a friend and supporter over the past years has been incredibly beneficial and I am excited to be able to continue this work at a company like this wonderful board,” Packer said.
Booker joins board members Neil Arthur (President) Sherrill Antonio, Ph.D., (Vice President) Tiffany R. Warren (Treasurer), Katherine Oliver, (Secretary), Peter Kramer, Lee Daniels, Matthew Hiltzick, James Murdoch and Erica Old Coggin in Working to promote the next generation of storytellers.