The 6th Board of Directors and Supervisors for Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation (PTS) was established on September 26th 2016, made up of18 board of directors. Former director of the Council for Cultural Affairs Yu-Chiou Tchen was appointed as the chairperson. On December 2nd 2016, the new Board appointed prestigious documentary filmmaker Ms. Wen-Chieh Taso as new President of PTS.
Chairperson of the Board, Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation
Chairperson of the Board, Chinese Television System
Chairperson of the Board, Taiwan Broadcasting System
Ms. Yu-Chiou Tchen is an accomplished pianist and music educator, as well as a senior cultural administrator. She studied piano at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique de Paris, graduating with first prizes in piano (Prix de Piano) and chamber music (Prix de Musique de Chambre).
Ms. Tchen has served as Minister of the Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan; National Policy Advisor to the Office of the President of the R.O.C.; Ambassador-at-large; Secretary General of the National Cultural Association; Chairperson of the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center and Board Member of the National Culture and Arts Foundation. As an educator, she has held the positions of Chair of the Department of Music, Dean of the Graduate School of Music and Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU),President of Alliance Francaise de Taiwan. She currently serves as Chair of the board of Public Television Service Foundation and Chinese Television Service and, as well as on Honorary Chairwoman of Egret Culture and Education Foundation. She is an adjunct professor at both NTNU and National Chengchi University and consultant to the Taichung and Tainan city governments.
TSAO has devoted her career to documentary filmmaking for more than 2 decades. She got her BA from Chinese Cultural University in 1986 and then earned her Master of Science in Psychology from National Fu Jen Catholic University in 2012. She is also director and scriptwriter in Public Television Preparatory Committee before PTS’s formal launch in 1998.
As an experienced producer and director, TSAO has produced various documentaries such as “A Random Life” (1998, First Prize of Cultural of Locality Festival, being invited to Margaret Mead Festival), “Please Come Home My Boy”(1998, Merit Prize in TIDF), “Heavenly Peace in Small Town” (2001, Opening Film in Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival), “Dreaming of Home〜Marginal Tribe of the City” (2003, Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival), “Song Way Back When”(2015, Chiayi City International Art Documentary Film Festival) ,“The Eyes of Nan Guang Deng” (2015, Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, 2016 New Narratives Film Festival) and “Art Duet—Voice of Two Generations (Visual Arts)” (2016, Chiayi City International Art Documentary Film Festival).