Independent documentary financier Impact Partners has promoted long-time executive Jenny Raskin to the role of executive director, replacing company founder Dan Cogan.
Cogan will remain with Impact Partners in an advisory role after unveiling last summer that he and his wife, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, would be launching the non-fiction production outfit, Story Syndicate.
Raskin (pictured), meanwhile, will work closely alongside Impact Partners co-founder Geralyn Dreyfous who also works in an advisory role to the company.
Raskin has served as an industry innovator since boarding Impact Partners in 2008, having since built and cultivated relationships with filmmakers and industry stakeholders, including distributors, broadcasters, streaming companies, sales agents, communications experts and film festivals.
As an esteemed documentary producer and director, Raskin’s work has been broadcast on PBS, National Geographic Channel, Sundance Channel and Discovery Channel, among others. In addition, she has worked as a story consultant, writer and exec producer for a number of documentary films and television series. Notably, her feature-length documentary credits include On Hostile Ground, Motherland Afghanistan and Here Come the Videofreex.
“I am honored to be stepping to the helm of Impact Partners, and look forward to continuing to work with our fantastic team and passionate group of investors to help documentary storytellers create their work,” Raskin said in a statement. “We are kicking off 2020 with five incredible films premiering at Sundance, including Us Kids, Spaceship Earth, Giving Voice, Epicentro and an untitled film by Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick.”
In other Impact Partners news, the New York-headquartered firm recently hired veteran producer Lauren Haber as head of development.