MPI Welcomes Virginia Walden Ford to Board

May 20, 2020

The Moving Picture Institute is pleased to announce that Virginia Walden Ford has agreed to join MPI’s Board of Directors

Virginia has been involved with MPI for many years serving as an executive producer of the MPI Original film Miss Virginia. The film is inspired by Virginia’s courageous fight to create educational opportunities for thousands of underserved children in Washington, DC. Virginia gave extensive input on the script, rough cuts of the film, and the marketing plan. Since its release she has spent countless hours championing Miss Virginia for MPI—from rallying parents across the country at in-person and virtual screenings to speaking at conferences and making local and national media appearances. 

“I am honored and thrilled to join MPI’s Board of Directors. I have had such an incredibly positive experience working with MPI over the last few years during the production of Miss Virginia,” said Virginia. “I am in awe of the wonderful work being done by them, through film, to highlight the spirit of the American people whose voices are often not heard. I am so excited to have this opportunity to continue to work with such wonderful and caring people.”

Since her success in DC, Virginia now travels the country speaking to parents and education groups, encouraging moms, dads, and grandparents to discover the value of their voices and the importance of their advocacy.

“I am thrilled to welcome to the board such a passionate advocate for our mission,” said Rob Pfaltzgraff, president of MPI. “I am confident that she will offer invaluable insights into our future productions.”

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