The Philadelphia Film Society has promoted director of programming Michael Lerman to artistic director and hired Tom Quinn and Ryan Werner as programmers of the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Lerman, Quinn and Werner previously worked together as programmers for the Woodstock Film Festival.

Quinn and Werner begin immediately, and will work with Lerman to curate the selection of films for the 19th

Philadelphia Film Festival, scheduled to run from October 14-24.

Ryan Werner is the senior vice-president of marketing at IFC Entertainment. Tom Quinn is senior vice-president of Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing.

“We’re thrilled to have Tom and Ryan come aboard as our programmers for the Philadelphia Film Festival,” Andrew Greenblatt, executive director of the Philadelphia Film Society, said.

“In partnering once again with our artistic director Mike Lerman, I’m certain that the upcoming film festival will be just the first of many successful festivals as we grow in quality and reputation over the next several years.”