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Film Independent Names McManus and Welsh Co-Presidents to Replace Embattled Academy Chair Dawn Hudson

10 January 2012 2:08 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Film Independent has appointed Sean McManus and Josh Welsh to the newly created positions of co-presidents. McManus, formerly a Senior Director, and Welsh, formerly Director of Artist Development, are replacing former exec director Dawn Hudson. Hudson left her post at Find last June to become the Academy's CEO (Last weekend the La Times said she was under fire from the board of governers; here's La Weekly's take on it). McManus and Welsh will work together running Find's programs. Board chairman Bill Condon says; "They are a seasoned team whose skills and expertise complement one another beautifully. They collectively possess 25 years of experience, in every area »

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Sean McManus, Josh Welsh Promoted To Find Co-presidents

10 January 2012 1:58 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Congratulations to long-time staff members Sean McManus and Josh Welsh for their appointment today as Co-Presidents of Film Independent. Independent filmmakers know both men well as McManus has been serving as Senior Director and Welsh the Director of Artist Development. The two men replace Dawn Hudson, who left Find to become the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The press release, issued today, follows:

Film Independent Appoints Sean Mc Manus & Josh Welsh As Co-presidents

Los Angeles (January 10, 2012) — Today, the Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run »

- Scott Macaulay

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Sean McManus, Josh Welsh Named to Head Film Independent

10 January 2012 1:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Seven months after the departure of Dawn Hudson to the Academy, Film Independent has finally announced a successor to the outgoing executive director. Or, rather, two successors. Sean McManus (left) and Josh Welsh will serve in the newly created position of Co-Presidents, Film Independent announced on Tuesday. Both are longtime Find staffers, and both have had key roles in the organization both before and after Hudson left to become the Academy's CEO. “Selecting a new permanent leader for Film Independent one of the most important decisions our Board has ever made," said search »

- Steve Pond

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Film Independent Taps Sean McManus, Josh Welsh as Co-Presidents

10 January 2012 1:19 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean McManus and Josh Welsh have been appointed to Film Independent's newly created positions of co-presidents, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. McManus and Welsh fill the hole created by former Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to become CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. McManus and Welsh are leaving their current positions as Film Independent's senior director and director of artist development, respectively. In their new roles, they will run Film Independent's programs, which help foster indie filmmakers and expand their audience. Also read: So, How Does Film Independent »

- Kurt Orzeck

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Sean McManus and Josh Welsh Promoted to Co-Presidents of Film Independent

10 January 2012 1:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Film Independent, the Los Angeles-based organization responsible for the annual Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has promoted its senior director Sean McManus and director of artist development Josh Welsh to the newly created positions of co-presidents. The two will take over direction of the organization, which had been headed by executive director Dawn Hudson, who resigned from the post last June to become CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In their new positions, McManus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round programs. Their promotions

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Film Independent Promotes Sean McManus & Josh Welsh to Serve as Co-Presidents

10 January 2012 1:04 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced today that Senior Director Sean McManus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been named the organization's Co-Presidents.  The news comes after a long search for a replacement for former President Dawn Hudson, who left the organization to serve as CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The full release follows: Film Independent Appoints Sean Mc Manus & Josh Welsh As Co-presidents   Los Angeles (January 10, 2012) — Today, the Film Independent Board Chairman Bill Condon announced that Senior Director Sean Mc Manus and Director of Artist Development Josh Welsh have been appointed to newly created positions of Co-Presidents. They succeed Executive Director Dawn Hudson, who departed in June to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as CEO. In their new positions, Mc Manus and Welsh will work together to lead the organization and run its year-round »

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