Former National Board of Review (NBR) executive director EileenNewman has been appointed deputy director of National Video Resources.

In her new role Newman will serve as the organisation's chief programmaticand operating manager, overseeing all NVR programmes including the Media ArtsFellowships, which award approximately $800,000 annually to artists.

Newman served as the NBR's executive director since 2005 andbefore that she was executive director at Film/Video Arts, and senior directorof programming at IFP (Independent Feature Project).

She will work closely withBrian Newman and Lucila Moctezuma, recently named as directors of the MediaArts Fellowships, in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Media ArtsFellowships programme in 2007.