Trevor Groth, the well-knownprogrammer for the Sundance Film Festival, has been hired as director ofprogramming for the annual CineVegas International Film Festival which thisyear holds its fourth annual event in Las Vegas from June 8-15. Groth will tacklehis CineVegas role in addition to his work at Sundance.

"Trevor'sjoining the CineVegas team sends a loud, clear signal to the industry that weare very serious about developing CineVegas to its full potential," saidL Mimosa Jones, CEO/founder of the Entertainment Development Corporation Of LasVegas (EDC), which produces the event. "His extensive work at Sundanceforever shaped that festival, and his vision for CineVegas is right on targetwith EDC's vision."

Groth plans to bring between50 and 60 films to CineVegas, which takes place inside the Palms Casino Resort."I'm looking for films from new young talent in the US independentworld as well as studio pictures that we can give studio-style premieres to inLas Vegas," said Groth. "We can handle larger movies in Vegas interms of space and venues."