Burt Reynolds Institute Announces New Directors

The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre (BRIFT) recently announced the election of a new board of directors.

Stepping in as chair is Douglas Rill, owner of Century 21 America’s Choice in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. Rill has over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and serves on the board of the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.

Well-known television news journalist Bob Nichols will serve as vice chair for the institute’s board. After more than three decades as a local reporter, Nichols moved into nonprofit work. He is the former CEO/executive director of the Grassy Waters Preserve and the owner of MediaMasters LLC.

Attorney James Bearden was also elected to the board. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate, communications and entertainment law. Currently, Bearden is a partner with Bearden, Lewis & Thomas, LLP in Boca Raton.

For more information on the BRIFT, visit www.brift.org.


Above: Douglas Rill, Burt Reynolds, James Bearden and Bob Nichols.