The CPEF Board

The Board will oversee the process for distribution of grants to organizations identified and approved by the Board.

The board comprises the following members:

Kevin Cahill Chief Executive of the UK's Red Nose Day Charity (Comic Relief UK); Chair of the Gate Theatre.

Kevin has been with Red Nose Day since 1991 and Chief Executive since 1997. From 1982-1991 he was Head of Education at the Royal National Theatre and he has been a member of the Board of The Gate Theatre Notting Hill since 1988 and is currently Chair. In 2007, he was made a CBE.

Richard Curtis Co-founder and vice-chairman of the UK's Red Nose Day charity (Comic Relief UK)

Writer and Director of TV and Film including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bean, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. In 2000, he was made a CBE.

Simon Fuller Director and the Chief Executive Officer of 19 Entertainment Limited; Director of CKX Inc

Simon has managed a host of artists including Cathy Dennis, Annie Lennox and the Spice Girls. Simon created Pop Idol, which was first transmitted in the UK in 2002. Pop Idol was an enormous success and a version of Idol has now been made in over 40 countries. The most successful of these is the USA where "American Idol" is watched by over 30 million people twice a week.

Richard L. Scott Head of Artist Liaison of the UK's Red Nose Day Charity (Comic Relief UK); Director, Atlantic Overtures (USA); Director, Patsy Rodenburg Associates (UK); Trustee, Oxford School of Drama

Richard has over thirty years experience working as a teacher, actor, director and producer in both the commercial and non-profit theatre in the US and the UK. In 1990 he co-founded Atlantic Overtures, an international partnership which works with major British theatres and drama schools to produce workshops and master classes both in the US and the UK for professional actors, directors and voice teachers.

Richard Hofstetter Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C

Richard Hofstetter is a partner and co-chairman of the firm's Entertainment and Sports Group. He was recently recognized in New York Magazine's list of top lawyers as one of the New York area's best entertainment lawyers.

Billy DiMichele Producing Director, Corporate Productions, Scholastic

Billy is a Producer with 10 years experience orchestrating highly successful domestic and international brand and media events, awards ceremonies, and video for world's largest children's publishing and media company. He played a key role in nationwide Harry Potter release campaigns.

Drummond Pike Chief Executive Officer of Tides Network

Drummond founded Tides Foundation in 1976 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Tides Network. Awarded in 2005 as Outstanding Foundation Professional by the NSFRE, Drummond helped pioneer the broad use of donor advised funds in philanthropy and has supported grassroots and public interest organizations through environmental and social change philanthropy throughout his career.

Cecile Frot-Coutaz CEO of FremantleMedia North America (FMNA)

Frot-Coutaz oversees the development, production and business operations of over 400 hours of programming distributed over eleven network and cable platforms. FMNA currently produces some of the most innovative and successful event programming on television. Frot-Coutaz also serves as executive producer of the Emmy-nominated musical/reality show AMERICAN IDOL, which premiered its sixth season on Fox as the highest-rated entertainment program in the history of the network among total viewers.

Gary L. Ginsberg Executive Vice President of News Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors of Audible Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBL); New Visions for Public Schools; New York Cares; and the Newseum. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Ginsberg joined the global entertainment and media company, News Corporation, in 1998 and is in charge of investor relations, corporate communications, and corporate affairs. He is also a member of the Company's Executive Management Committee. In 1992, he joined the Clinton presidential campaign as Director of Advance Operations, and later served on the Vice Presidential Selection Committee. During the Administration, Ginsberg was an Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel and a Senior Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice.

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