More Sundance shift: Ken Brecher resigns

by mikejones
April 9, 2009 12:43 PM
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After nearly 14 years as the Sundance Institute's Exec Director, Ken Brecher is stepping down.

From their press release:

Brecher's primary responsibility has been the Institute's core programs. Under his leadership, among other activities, the Feature Film Program began its work in the Middle East supporting regional film artists. Now in its fifth year, this annual program serves participants from all over the region.

Brecher was a key participant in establishing the Sundance Institute's Documentary Fund. Working in more than 50 countries, it is one of the largest human rights, civil rights and freedom of expression documentary funds. It has supported films such as Academy Award nominees and winners Born into Brothels, Iraq in Fragments, and Trouble the Water.

Ken also brought in big sponsors to satisfy the Institute's $26 million budget. His last day will be April 30. A search for a replacement will start soon.

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