Stosh Mintek: Chief Executive Officer of Ghetto Film School
In this episode, Pamela speaks with Stosh Mintek, former Chief Executive Officer of Ghetto Film School. A 2003 graduate of Yale University with a double-major in English and Film Studies, Stosh worked with Ghetto Film School (GFS) from 2004-2022. As Program Director (2004-2008), he produced GFS international film shoots in France, Uganda, and Brazil, as well as hundreds of short films in New York City. As Director of Development and Special Projects (2008-2012), Stosh supervised the implementation of $2.5 million in capital funding to build the South Bronx Post House and launched GFS Master Class, which delivers the school’s award-winning arts education model on a global scale. In 2012, Stosh became the Executive Producer of Digital Bodega, Ghetto Film School’s then in-house, now independent transmedia production company. Digital Bodega is staffed by top alumni from GFS and operates out of the South Bronx Post House, creating bespoke media solutions (including commercials, ethnography portraits, and trends reports) for such corporate clients as Sony, Nike, Atlantic Records, and JP Morgan. In 2014, Stosh relocated to Los Angeles to become the Executive Director of Ghetto Film School LA, the West Coast division of GFS before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Ghetto Film School in 2018.
Pamela also speaks with ’22 Idyllwild Arts Music Graduate, An Tran.