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Gina Duncan joins Sundance Film Festival as producing director

Sundance Institute has bolstered the top line structure for the Sundance Film Festival with the appointment of former Brooklyn Academy of Music executive Gina Duncan in the newly created post ...
September 28, 2020

Sundance Institute has bolstered the top line structure for the Sundance Film Festival with the appointment of former Brooklyn Academy of Music executive Gina Duncan in the newly created post of producing director.

In the role, Duncan (pictured) will work with the programming team as they curate year-round works for exhibition with responsibility for managing engagement among the industry and artist communities.

She will additionally serve as a team lead in the creation of the festival’s strategic vision and decision-making while also building policies to develop and increase Sundance’s inclusivity.

Duncan will work closely alongside programming director Kim Yutani and reports directly into festival director Tabitha Jackson.

“Gina’s experience across the arts, industry, and festival space excited us, as did her stellar reputation, innovative spirit, values-driven approach and transformational results,” said Jackson in a statement. “I can’t wait to partner with her and the rest of our incredible team on writing and producing the next chapter of Sundance Film Festival.”

Most recently, Duncan was VP of film and strategic programming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where she created and implemented its artistic programming in film, archives, and humanities. She additionally led BAM’s film operations, guided its first-run film and repertory programs, and oversaw the annual BAMcinemaFest.

Prior to BAM, Duncan served as director of industry engagement and special programs at Jacob Burns Film Center, where she was tasked with programming planning, and operations.

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