Cinema Conservancy's mission is to enrich film culture by providing production services and consultation to emerging filmmakers as well as restoring, preserving, selling, and exhibiting American independent films, past and present.  Through our restoration, archive, and programming initiatives, we aim to provide the public with access to our country's rich and oft-overlooked cinematic history.


Andrew Adair, Executive Director

Andrew Adair is currently Executive Director at Cinema Conservancy. In the past, Andrew has worked as editor and delivery supervisor in film, documentary television and broadcast advertising. Adair recently produced Tony Stone's Peter and the Farm (New Directors New Films, 2016) and Matías Piñeiro's Hermia & Helena (Locarno, Toronto, 2016) after Shannon Plumb’s Towheads (Rotterdam, 2013) with Alex Orlovsky and Hunter Gray, and Executive Produced Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan’s For the Plasma (BAMcinemaFest, 2014).

Jake Perlin, Creative Director

Jake Perlin is currently Creative Director at Cinema Conservancy as well as Artistic Director/Lead Programmer of New York’s newest independent theatre, Metrograph. Perlin is also the Founder and Director of The Film Desk, which specializes in the distribution of international cinema. From 2003 to 2011, he was the Associate Film Curator at BAMcinématek and in 2014 was a Programmer-At-Large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Perlin is currently producing Matías Piñeiro’s Hermia & Helena and is a Founding Board member for the Center for Moving Image Arts at Bard College.


Hunter Gray, President/Co-Founder

Hunter Gray is a co-founder of Cinema Conservancy, and also a co-founder of the production company Verisimilitude. Gray's recent producing credits include Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack, which won the Grand Jury Prize (US Documentary) at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He also produced Shannon Plumb's Towheads (Rotterdam, 2013)Mike Cahill’s I Origins (Sundance, 2014) and Another Earth (Sundance, 2011), and Azazel Jacobs’ Terri (Sundance 2011).

Hunter has recently served as an executive2 producer on Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love, Julia Loktev’s The Loneliest Planet, as well as Joshua Marston’s The Forgiveness of Blood. Hunter’s past producing credits include Half Nelson, Zero BridgeMomma's Man, Voy A Explotar and Natalie Portman’s short film Eve. In addition to serving on Cinema Conservancy's board, Hunter is also a Board Member of the Independent Filmmaker Project. 

Tyler Brodie, Vice President/Co-Founder

Tyler Brodie is a co-founder of Cinema Conservancy, and also a co-founder of the production company Verisimilitude. Brodie has recently served as an executive producer on Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2015), Mike Cahill's I Origins (Sundance, 2014), and Shannon Plumb’s Towheads (Rotterdam, 2013). 

Tyler's executive producing credits also include It Felt Like Love (Sundance, 2013), 99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (Sundance, 2013), Another EarthTerriThe Forgiveness of BloodPi,The Ballad of Rambling JackYou See Me Laughing,Voy A Explotar, Zero BridgeMomma's Man and many others. Tyler is co-owner of New York-based record labels What's Your Rupture? and DFA Records.

Jonathan D. Reichman, Board Member

Jonathan D. Reichman is a partner at Kenyon and Kenyon LLP. He has almost thirty years’ experience in litigation, licensing and counseling matters in copyright, trademark, unfair competition and right of publicity law, particularly for clients in the entertainment industry. He is co-author and contributing editor of the book Right of Publicity 2013, which addresses critical issues in publicity rights around the world. “World Trademark Review 1000” recognizes him as a leader in trademark matters, with a “niche expertise in representing clients in the entertainment sector.” For the last five years, Jon has been recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by “New York Super Lawyers”. He is also recognized in the area of copyright law by “The Best Lawyers in America."

Jonathan is a regular commentator on NPR’s “Soundcheck” radio program regarding intellectual property law issues in the music industry. Jonathan’s board and court admissions include: New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jay Van Hoy, Board Member

Jay Van Hoy is the co-founder of Parts and Labor, a Brooklyn-based film production company. Since founding Parts and Labor, Jay has produced over 15 films through the company including Mike Mills' Beginners, Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy, Aaron Katz's Cold Weather, Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet, Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George, and David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints.

Parts and Labor recently premiered Robert Eggers' The Witch (Sundance, 2015)Matthew Ross' Frank & Lola (Sundance, 2016)and Joshua Marston's Complete Unknown (Sundance, 2016).

Philipp Englehorn, Board Member

Philipp Engelhorn founded Cinereach, a not-for-profit film production company and foundation, in 2006 with the goal of stimulating global unity and cross-cultural dialogue through supporting and creating socially conscious films. Since 2006, Cinereach has disbursed over $5 million in grant funds to more than 100 projects at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry and vital subject matter. 

Originally from Germany, Phil comes from a diverse background of social innovators, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. He is a member of the boards of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), Cinema Conservancy, and the Founders Board of the Patrons of the Pinakothek in Munich. He executive produced Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cameron Yates’ The Canal Street Madam, and Ryan Wong’s The Road Ahead: The First Green Long March. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.