By Michael O'Connell Posted February 17, 2009, 4:16 PM EST
Tribeca Enterprises, the group that owns and operates New York's annual Tribeca Film Festival, announced today that 19-year Sundance Festival veteran Geoffrey Gilmore will join the team as chief creative officer.
Gilmore climbed the ranks at Sundance over nearly two decades to become director, working alongside founder Robert Redford. He was responsible for film selection, artistic direction, and festival management and is credited with attracting some of the biggest successes independent film has seen. At his new job in New York, he'll be charged with expanding the Tribeca brand and the festival's global strategy, leading creative initiatives, and sharpening the organization's ambitious goals of making the local festival more of an international presence in the film world.
The eighth annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off April 22 and lasts through May 3.