Tribeca Enterprises has announced that Geoff Gilmore will take up the role of chief creative officer, Gilmore will leave his current role as director of the Sundance Film Festivalafter a career spanning 19 years in total at Sundance.
Gilmore will be responsible for Tribeca’s global content strategy as well as leading creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. Gilmore will also join the board of directors at Tribeca Enterprises which was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. Tribeca Enterprises owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival International and Tribeca Cinemas among other businesses.
At Sundance, Gilmore was responsible for film selection, artistic direction and general festival management. He consulted for and helped build the Sundance Group and the Sundance Film Series. Additionally, he created and directed the annual Sundance Independent Producers Conference and other major events and initiatives related to independent filmmaking and distribution.
He is credited with attracting break-out film to Sundance such as Reservoir Dogs, Hoop Dreams, Little Miss Sunshine and Inconvenient Truth - and discovering and launching the careers of emerging filmmakers.
Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal stressed the wealth of experience Gilmore would bring to the organisation:
‘As one of the most accomplished creative forces in our industry, Geoff is the ideal person to guide content development for Tribeca Enterprises,’ said Rosenthal. ‘His talent and experience will benefit Tribeca immeasurably, particularly in creating new strategic alliances and opportunities such as our recently announced Tribeca Film Festival Doha. We are delighted that Geoff is moving to New York to join Tribeca at a time of unprecedented change in the world of film and media,’ she added.