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Ghetto Film School Names D'Alba Chairman

Greg D'Alba, executive vice president and COO of CNN advertising sales, has been named chairman of the board of the Ghetto Film School.

D'Alba, who continues with CNN, has been on the Ghetto Film School's board for five years and helped the group achieve a record setting fundraising year in 2010.

Ghetto Film School, non-profit organization in the South Bronx, was formed to educate and develop the next generation of American storytellers. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, GFS opened the nation's first film high school, The Cinema School, in 2009.

D'Alba succeeds Evan Shapiro, president of IFC and Sundance Channel, who oversaw the organization's growth for three years.

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