Executive Director Search

The search for a new Executive Director of the Columbia Film Society is underway. The search committee seeks stakeholder advice regarding the talents and qualifications the successful candidate should possess. Throughout October, the committee will conduct a series of listening sessions with members, staff, and others interested in the future of the Nickelodeon Theater, Indie Grits, and our media education efforts. We also welcome your input via a short survey.



The survey and listening sessions will inform the creation of a recruiting profile, which we expect to release in early November. 

Please check this page for updates regarding the search. 


The Search Committee 


Mark Cooper (Chair)

Professor of Film and Media Studies, USC – Vice President of the Board

Tiffany Adams

Pastor, The Way Worship Center – Board Member 

Sherard “Shekeese” Duvall

Founder/Executive Producer, OTR Media Group – CFS Member 

Avni Gupta-Kagan

Consultant, Avem Education Partners—CFS Member 

Melanie Joseph

Associate General Counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC – Past President of the Board

David Whiteman

Retired USC Professor of Political Science and Film Studies, University of South Carolina – Board Member