David O. Russell
In 2002, Russell joined the board of the Bronx's Ghetto Film School, then a brand-new, all-volunteer local summer project with a very small budget and no presence within the film industry. Russell changed all that immediately, getting his filmmaker friends, movie studios and industry professionals to not only give money but also lend their time to teach classes and support the growth of young black and Latino filmmakers from the South Bronx and Harlem. Today, GFS is New York's first public high school for cinema, an award-winning program model that has helped over 500 teenagers tell their stories.
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David O. Russell Facts
|Birth Name||David Owen Russell|
|Birthday||August 20, 1958 (60)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|