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Rose Kuo has been named executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where she will replace Mara Manus, who is exiting that post after almost two years.
Kuo, a well-regarded figure in the film festival world, served as artistic director of Los Angeles' AFI Fest for three years before leaving that festival in December. She founded the festival consulting firm Festworks with former colleagues from AFI Fest and has been serving as co-director of the Santa Fe Film Festival.
Manus, who previously headed New York's Public Theater, joined the Film Society, which produces the annual New York Film Festival, in late 2008.
Her tenure was marked by controversy since budget cutbacks forced the layoffs of many long-time staff members. At the same time, she oversaw the construction of the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, encompassing two new theaters and an amphitheater space at the Society's Lincoln Center headquarters. »
- By Gregg Kilday
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has appointed Rose Kuo to be executive director. She replaces Mara Manus, who held the post for the last two years. The Film Society runs the New York Film Festival, which this fall kicks off by premiering the David Fincher-directed The Social Network. Among her new duties, Kuo will oversee the opening of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which ads two screens to Lincoln Center in 2011. Kuo has a varied resume. She produced and directed California AIDS Ride '94, was exec producer of the Sundance winner The Fluffer, and she was a [...] »
- MIKE FLEMING
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