Gina Duncan

Source: Jesse Winter / Sundance Institute

Gina Duncan

Sundance Film Festival has hired Gina Duncan in the new role of producing director.

Duncan, who most recently worked at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), will work with the programming team to curate works for exhibition and will lead strategic vision for the festival and year-round programmes.

Reporting to festival director Tabitha Jackson and working closely with programming director Kim Yutani, Duncan will work on strategy to increase inclusivity.

She will also manage year-round engagement with industry and artist communities. She starts work on Monday (September 28).

Jackson hailed Duncan’s experience in arts, industry and festivals, and noted her “stellar reputation, innovative spirit, values-driven approach and transformational results”.

At BAM, Duncan she served as vice-president of film and strategic programming and created and implemented artistic programming in film, archives, and humanities.

She led BAM’s film operations, guided first-run film and repertory programmes, and oversaw the annual BAMcinemaFest.

Earlier in her career she was director of industry engagement and special programmes at Jacob Burns Film Center, where she managed programming planning, operations, and worked closely with board members Jonathan Demme and Janet Maslin.

“It’s moments like these that invigorate not only creative programmers, but also enliven audiences who are ready to greet new and fresh approaches and ideas,” she said.