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Kartemquin Films seeks new exec director as Betsy Steinberg steps down

Betsy Steinberg is stepping down as executive director of Kartemquin Films, and the collaborative center for documentary filmmakers is now searching for her replacement. Steinberg (pictured) will exit the role on Dec. ...
November 28, 2018

Betsy Steinberg is stepping down as executive director of Kartemquin Films, and the collaborative center for documentary filmmakers is now searching for her replacement.

Steinberg (pictured) will exit the role on Dec. 31, after three years as ED.

Since taking on the role in 2015, she oversaw the completion of 13 documentaries, including the 2018 Academy Award nominees ABACUS: Small Enough To Jail  and Edith+Eddie, along with 2018 feature Minding the Gap and docuseries America to Me.

Elspeth Revere will serve as Kartemquin’s interim executive director while a board committee, led by KTQ associate and board member Fenell Doremus, searches for a replacement, in conjunction with search consultant Thuy Tran.

Revere has been a board member since December of 2015. She is the founder and CEO of Ravenswood Consulting Group where she advises donors and nonprofits on effective philanthropy, strategic planning, and nonprofit management.

“The Board would like to thank Betsy for her valuable leadership over the last three years, which have been marked by unprecedented success and recognition,” said Jason Stephens, chair of the board of directors at Kartemquin, in an email sent to realscreen. “I am personally grateful for having had the opportunity to work alongside Betsy, and the organization is fortunate she was at its helm during this time.

“Although Betsy is moving on to new ventures, we will benefit from her time with us for years to come.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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