Kent Jones joins as director of programming at the New York Film Festival and Robert Koehler is named director of programming, year-round.

As previously announced, programme director and New York Film Festival selection committee head Richard Peña will step down from his post at the end of 2012 after 25 years.

Jones and Koehler will then move into their new programming roles with the Film Society Of Lincoln Center. Peña will continue his involvement with Lincoln Center in helping design and organise a new educational initiative.
“Richard Peña has played a fundamental role in defining our organization and its commitment to discovering and supporting the best and most important cinema in the world,” said Lincoln Centre’s executive director Rose Kuo.

“Kent Jones and Bob Koehler, whose thinking and writing about cinema I deeply respect, are the perfect team to build upon Richard’s vision and carry it forward.”