HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- British actor Danny De Lillo became Chairman of the Board for NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Entering its tenth anniversary, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles offers a platform to showcase the moving image for filmmakers across the globe. De Lillo held a Board position for NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, prior to the appointment as Board Chair.
De Lillo continues to support the ongoing vision of the organization to recognize filmmakers for their contributions to the entertainment industry, connecting these talents with opportunities for distribution, production, acquisition, and representation. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles has provided thousands of filmmakers with tangible benefits in connection with their Los Angeles-based festival program.
"It is a great honor to have Danny as a NewFilmmakers Board Member, and I am thrilled to welcome him as the new Chair of the Board of Directors," said 9-year Executive Director Larry Laboe. "His vision and talent within the filmmaking industry, combined with his passion for community outreach will continue the legacy of his predecessors and what they have built."
Danny De Lillo is a London-born actor trained in stage and motion picture acting. He is an alumnus of, and earned a bachelor's degree from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York.
"NewFilmmakers Los Angeles supports the opportunity to realize filmmakers' dreams. I discovered the organization as an alumnus. I starred in The Host, a short created by the very talented director Maximilian von Vier. The film was selected for screening. My journey from London to Hollywood has become a dreams to reality moment. I am now honored to serve as Chair of the Board of Hollywood's most exciting film festival organization. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles provides a brilliant platform and everyone is always made to feel welcome, like family. It is with great pleasure that I will continue to work with the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles team to support their incredible vision," said De Lillo.
Hon. Bob Blumenfield presented De Lillo with the Los Angeles City Council's award of recognition for efforts in making Los Angeles a better place to live, work, and play in entertainment. De Lillo is an alumni member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He holds a current membership with British Equity. He also supports local philanthropic efforts, managing the Dream Scholar Program®, engaging with local community organizations to help youth, and fundraising to help individuals in need.
The NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Board is comprised of John W. Fagerholm, Damien Lichtenstein, William Swann, vice chair Varda Bar-Kar, treasurer Steven J. Wolfe, and secretary Margaret Wu.
About NewFilmmakers Los Angeles:
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition, and representation.
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is sponsored in part by American Entertainment Insurance, ATS Audiovisual, Backstage, Columbia College Hollywood, Creative Handbook, Division Camera,DreamWorks, FilmL.A., Inc., Flowers in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Casting and Film, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, International Screenwriter's Association, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, LA Weekly, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mole-Richardson Company, MovieMaker Magazine, ProductionHUB, SAG-AFTRA, Sheila Kuehl Los Angeles County Supervisor, ShopHouse Kitchen, Studio Depot, Sunset Gower Studios, Sony Pictures, South Park Center, Tito's Handmade Vodka, The Wrap News Inc., VER, and Wells Fargo.
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