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Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM), an association of grantmakers committed to advancing the field of media arts and public interest media funding, has appointed Alyce Myatt as Managing Director.

“Alyce brings an extraordinary range of experience and skills to GFEM at a critical time in its development,” said David Haas, GFEM Steering Committee Chair. “As the impact of media becomes ever more central to our political, social and creative culture, innovative media funding – of content, infrastructure and policy – is more important than ever. Alyce will help GFEM, as a funder collaborative, to become more purposeful and focused in pursuing its mission.”

“Involvement with GFEM combines my interests in both media and philanthropy”, said Myatt. “I look forward to working with not only the media funders, but with the full-range of philanthropic organizations as they incorporate media to further their programmatic goals.”

Alyce Myatt is veteran of the media arts and media funding fields. Most recently a consultant for media and philanthropic organizations, she served earlier as Vice President of Programming for PBS overseeing independent film and children’s programming, and as the Program Officer for Media at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As a consultant, Myatt’s recent clients include the Center for Digital Democracy and the Women Donors Network. Other clients have included Free Speech TV, MediaWorks, OneWorld TV, Emerson College , TVE Brasil, the Heinz Endowments, and the Annie E. Casey and Skillman Foundations. Her production credits include the Smithsonian Institution, Nickelodeon, and the ABC News magazine, “20/20.”

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Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM) is an association of grantmakers committed to advancing the field of media arts and public interest media funding. GFEM serves as a resource for grantmakers who fund media programming, infrastructure and policy, as well as those who employ media to further their program goals. In 2004, GFEM formed the Working Group for Media Policy to focus and support activity in this critical area.

GFEM members have a broad range of interests and approaches, but share the view of moving image media asa vital form of human expression, communication and creativity, that plays a key role in building public will and shaping civil society.

GFEM seeks to increase the amount and effectiveness of media funding by foundations and other funders; to increase the use of media in grantmakersÂ’ and granteesÂ’ work; and to raise the broader foundation communityÂ’s understanding of current media policy and trends, as they affect fundersÂ’ work in the larger grantmaking community.

GFEM facilitates collaboration and idea sharing among media grantmakers and leaders in the field, and worksto increase the amount and quality of data available on trends in media funding. GFEM is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations.

For more information, contact go to: www.gfem.org.