April 23rd, 2022

FilmNorth marks its 35th anniversary by announcing its most ambitious project to date: the acquisition of the historic Clarence Johnston designed building at 2441 University Avenue West in St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone to create the 2441 Arts Building. The 24,000 square foot building will be co-owned by FilmNorth and D/O Architects and be anchored by a new, state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot media arts center, providing classrooms, meeting spaces, editing rooms, and indoor and outdoor cinemas—all in a building that is responsibly developed with its carbon footprint front-of-mind.

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FilmNorth Announces New Leadership on the Board of Directors

January 6th, 2022

FilmNorth’s Board of Directors has elected Saint Paul Neighborhood Network’s Bianca Rhodes as the organization’s new Board President at their December board meeting. Rhodes will serve a one-year term at the helm of the region’s largest filmmaker service organization. 

“Bianca has been an extremely dedicated and thoughtful member of the Board for many years,” said FilmNorth Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “Her work at SPNN and within the community makes her uniquely qualified to lead the Board as FilmNorth continues its work at the forefront of media arts education and support in the US.”

Rhodes steps into the position most recently held by Bethany Whitehead, who is stepping off of the board at the end of her term.

Joining Rhodes on FilmNorth’s Executive Committee are Kellan Anderson Lee, Business Affairs for Target Creative, and filmmaker and TWEAK Digital founder Jeremy Wilker, who will serve as Co-Vice Presidents; Sam Burnham of Adbo, Eick & Meyers LLP, as Treasurer; and City Lights Media founder Warren Harmon, as Secretary.

In addition, Alison Guessou, Rebecca McDonald, Sherry Meek, Jamie Schumacher, and Quinn Villagomez AKA Shimmer were unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors for two year terms, starting January 2022.

“This dynamic group of leaders offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and demonstrated leadership in the region,” Peterson said. “We look forward to the contributions each of them will make in helping to guide FilmNorth as work together to advance FilmNorth’s strategic goals and implement our new Theory of Change.”

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January 1st, 2022

Happy New Year from everyone at FilmNorth!

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