Jonathan Estrin

Jonathan Estrin was selected as President of CRF in April 2008. Estrin had run a consulting practice in education, entertainment, and newmedia opportunities for non-profit organizations. He was formerly Executive Vice-President of the American Film Institute, where he supervised its K-12 Teacher Education program, its renowned Conservatory of Filmmaking, and film exhibition and new technologies. Prior to that, he was the Dean of the College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. Estrin has been a writer-producer for 30 years and has created over 100 hours of award-winning television series, movies, and miniseries for various broadcast and cable networks. His credits include Cagney & Lacey, the Showtime movie Jasper, Texas as well as such series as Family Law and an adaptation of Pat Conroy's novel The Water Is Wide for the Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS. Estrin also chairs the Board of Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international medical relief and development agency.