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Tribeca Enterprises CEO Andrew Essex steps down

Andrew Essex is stepping down from his role as CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. According to a memo sent to staff yesterday (Oct. 3), Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal will serve as interim CEO while ...
October 4, 2017

Andrew Essex is stepping down from his role as CEO of Tribeca Enterprises.

According to a memo sent to staff yesterday (Oct. 3), Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal will serve as interim CEO while continuing to act as executive chair.

Essex had been with the company for 18 months, working with Rosenthal to oversee the business side of Tribeca Enterprises, which operates and owns the Tribeca Film Festival.

Rosenthal and executive vice-president Paula Weinstein will continue to manage the creative areas and programming of Tribeca.

“Andrew has brought a new perspective, diligence and organizational expertise to the Company. I am grateful for his dedication to Tribeca and for the dedication of our strong partnership and business teams, which have played an integral part in the success of Tribeca over the years,” said Rosenthal, in the memo.

“After two years of working with an amazingly talented team to help transform Tribeca Enterprises, I believe we have accomplished what we set out to do: the Festival is thriving, partnerships have grown exponentially (with some of the biggest brands on earth joining us) and our award-winning content business is booming,” said Essex, in a statement. “Given all this success, I have decided that the time has come to relinquish my day-to-day responsibilities but will remain an advisor and friend to this prestigious cultural landmark. I’m delighted to stay as part of the family and look forward to seeing the company ascend to even greater heights.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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