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Hot Docs programmer Karina Rotenstein departing

The Canadian festival's programming manager is leaving to pursue other opportunities after four years in the role.
October 11, 2011

More changes at Hot Docs: Programming manager Karina Rotenstein is leaving at the end of the week after four years in the post.

Rotenstein said in a Tuesday email her last day at the Canadian documentary festival would be October 14, as she is “leaving to pursue other opportunities.”

Her departure follows news that Charlotte Cook, a former BBC Storyville executive and Edinburgh Film Festival programmer, has been hired by Hot Docs to become its new director of programming, replacing Sean Farnel.

Rotenstein leaves a Hot Docs programming team that includes Lynne Fernie, Heather Haynes and Lynne Crocker. The 19th annual Hot Docs festival takes place next year from April 26 to May 6.

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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