Board Member

Warrior Films

Posted: 8/20/2019

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: Arts, Culture and Humanities

City: Oakland

Postal code: 94611

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M


Mission statement:

Through filmmaking and teaching, Warrior Films bears witness to social realities, inspiring citizens worldwide to create needed social change. 

Most Hollywood films aim to convince you that the wholly unbelievable is somehow plausible.  My task as a filmmaker is to show you that the everyday is wholly wondrous.

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Position Details:

Job Description:

ü Your term begins officially once you’re voted on to the Board.

ü You will serve three years with the possibility for a second term.

ü You commit to attend at least 2 out of 4 Board meetings yearly.  You commit to joining at least one of the four Board subcommittees which meet monthly, and to participate to the best of your ability: Governance, Fundraising, Films, and DocuMentoring.

You commit to let the Director know in advance for the meetings you can not attend.  You commit to professional and accountable attendance at Board meetings.  The meetings are conducted on the phone or web and usually are recorded so you can listen to those you’ve missed. Though calls usually average only an hour, please always block out two hours in your schedule.

ü Unless encountering exceptional circumstances, if you miss three consecutive meetings you will resign.

ü We hold a one day Board retreat in Oakland every year.

       You commit to extend every possible effort to attend.

ü You commit to offer your best ideas along with personal and professional contacts, connections and resources.

ü You commit to raising or donating a minimum of $10k each year for the length of your Board service.

ü You commit to extend best efforts to recruit a replacement when you step down.

ü You commit to partnering with Director Marx to find areas of particular relevance and interest to you to contribute to WF.

ü You commit to being responsive to emails and phone calls from the Director so he doesn’t have to track you down.


We're open to a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.  There are no minimum requirements, other than being able to raise a minimum of $10k yearly.  We look for Board prospects who can bring maximum work and life experience to the table.  We especially welcome women applicants and people of color.  


One of the great advantages of working with Warrior Films is getting to know and work with acclaimed founder Frederick Marx.  

A major talent in American filmmaking.  All his work is imbued with power, intelligence, social concern, and utter dedication.

                                                            Gerry Richman, PBS


Frederick Marx, best known for HOOP DREAMS – named Best Film of the 1990s by Roger Ebert and the Best Documentary of All Time by the Intl. Documentary Association - is an acclaimed Academy and Emmy nominated filmmaker of 40 years. From convention upending experimental films to fiction features, TV mini-series and feature documentaries, Marx brings fresh formal ideas, a unique sense of humor, and an urgent empathy for the sufferings of the disadvantaged to every subject he tackles.  His passion for multiculturalism is reflected in PBS’ international human rights broadcast OUT OF THE SILENCE (1991), the acclaimed personal essay DREAMS FROM CHINA (1989), Learning Channel’s SAVING THE SPHINX (1997), and JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR (2010), featuring the Dalai Lama with narration by Richard Gere.  The fiction feature THE UNSPOKEN (1998), starring Harry Lennix and Sergei Shnirev, the documentary mini-series BOYS TO MEN? (2004) and the short film RITES OF PASSAGE (2013) all express deep concerns about teens realizing mature adulthood. His latest film highlights solutions for VETERANS' JOURNEY HOME to realize productive civilian life.  Marx was named a Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Special Achievement Award.  His last book AT DEATH DO US PART was released in 2018.  His new book EVERYDAY RITUALS OF HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION will be released in 2019.  As his mission statement demonstrates (“Bearing witness, creating change”), his voice is strong and clear, and profoundly human, focused on solutions.

We practice what we preach, so we encourage mentoring, both on and off the Board, and practice a culture of inclusion, maximum transparency, and authenticity.  We want Board members to know and like each other deeply, to work together as a community that supports and sustains them as individuals in ways that are wholistic.

Board members are given priority to attend screenings, talks, workshops, etc.

If needed, Director Marx supports Board members to fulfill their yearly "give or get" by coming to their homes or other venues to do presentations of films and give talks.


Unpaid Board Position

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How to Apply:

Please review our "About" page on our website:  You will see who is presently on the Board, and learn much more about our mission, purpose, name and history, etc.

If you feel qualified to fulfill the expectations of Board members then please email Director Marx at [email protected].  Please attach a resume, bio, or CV.


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