Wendy Ettinger bridges the gap between funders and filmmakers, advocacy and resources, as NY Program Director. She draws as much on her background as a casting director for theatre and indie film as she does from decades of activist philanthropy focused on girls, after school education and the revitalization of cities through the arts. She executive produced and was a producer of The War Room, which was nominated for an Academy Award. She produced Eye of God, which premiered at Sundance and won a 1997 Independent Spirit Award. Most recently, she produced Hotel Gramercy Park, currently airing on the Sundance Channel. She serves on the board of the 52nd St Project, Working Films, and Refuge Point and The Educational Foundation of America.