Longtime company executive and IFC Center’s VP of programmes and promotions Harris Dew has been promoted to SVP and general manager at the New York City arthouse cinema.
Dew will oversee all operations and programming for IFC Center and will report to Scott Shooman, interim president of IFC Films.
His appointment follows the recent departure of John Vanco to lead programming at Netflix cinemas.
“Harris has played a key role establishing IFC Center as a beloved cultural institution for the independent and documentary film communities, particularly in bringing to life our hugely successful DOC NYC festival and ensuring a diverse and inclusive line-up of films and events,” said Shooman.
“With his great programming sensibilities and strong industry relationships, we look forward to Harris leading IFC Center into its next chapter.”
“Exhibiting films in a theatre is still the best way to make people fall in love with the movies, and I’m honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to showcase important artists and provide film lovers with a vibrant moviepgoing experience,” said Dew.
Dew has been with IFC Center since 2005 when he joined as director of programmes and promotions. He has worked in the arthouse field for more than 25 years, previously holding positions in film programming and publicity at Film Forum, The Museum of Modern Art, MPRM, The San Francisco International Film Festival and New Yorker Films, and has served on numerous selection committees and film festival juries.
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