The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization named after the late actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly who was killed in 2006, announced today its appointment of Cliff Chenfeld and Jon Harris to its Board of Directors, and the addition of Sharon Lawrence to its Advisory Board.

Chenfeld is the Co-CEO of Razor & Tie, an independent music company, and Kidz Bop, a kids’ music, marketing and digital platform. He has also served as executive producer of a number of movies including the comedy Serious Moonlight, written by Ms. Shelly, and Concussion, which premiered at Sundance in 2013.

Harris is senior vice president of global communications at the Hillshire Brands Company, a newly public $4 billion consumer food products leader. An active philanthropist, he serves on the boards of Common Threads, Gilda’s Club-Cancer Concern, The Lookingglass Theatre Company and Athletes Against Drugs.

Lawrence is a four-time Emmy nominated and SAG Award winning actress who’s starred in NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives, Monk, Law and Order: SVU, Grey’s Anatomy and currently stars in Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. She’s also appeared in the films Wasted Grace, Middle of Nowhere, Solace and The After, Chris Carter’s new thriller for Amazon Studios, which premieres later this year.


Formed in January 2007, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation supports the artistic achievements of female filmmakers through a series of grants distributed through partnerships with Women in Film, IFP, Nantucket Film Festival, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Columbia University, Boston University, Rooftop Films and American Film Institute. Since its inception, it has awarded forty-eighty grants. For more information, please visit www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org.

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