David Sontag

Chairman Emeritus

David Sontag is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of EarthEcho International a leading environmental, educational non-profit founded by Philippe, Alexandra and Janice Cousteau. He is Professor Emeritus of the Communications Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at  Chapel Hill and was, until 2011, the Wesley Wallace Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies and the Director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage Program in the College of Arts a degree program that he created for the University. He is an award-winning writer and producer and has written for Columbia Pictures, MGM, and Hollywood Pictures as well as CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox among others. Mr. Sontag has held important creative and executive positions at 20 Century Fox, NBC, CBS Films and ABC.

Mr. Sontag is on the National Advisory Board of theFull Frame Documentary Film Festival and is the past President of the Board of the Festival.  He is also a past member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Santa Fe Chamber MusicFestival and is currently on the Advisory Council. Mr. Sontag is a Trustee of the North Carolina Symphony and in the past was the Secretary of the Board ofTrustees of the North Carolina Symphony and a member of the Executive,Strategic Planning and Program Committees of the Symphony. Mr. Sontag was theFounder of the Native Americas International Film Exposition and has been on the Advisory Board for the College of Santa Fe's Greer Garson Studios as well as a past Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen MusicFestival and School. Mr. Sontag, a nominee for both the Writers' Guild and Humanitas awards, is listed in Who's Who in Entertainment, Who's Who inAmerica, and Who's Who in the World.