The festival is creating a year-round industry department, with Julie La'Bassiere coming on board as director of industry relations.
Terranova and Kwok will both concentrate on core festival programming (with artistic director Peter Scarlet) and also working on year-round programming for the festival and Tribeca Enterprises. Kwok will also work with Scarlet on new programming initiatives. Terranova and Kwok both report to Scarlet.
La'Bassiere, who reports to festival co-executive director Nancy Schafer, will work on relationships with the film industry, the onsite industry Festival experience and industry office, and film technology partnerships.
Terranova previously served as vice president of acquisitions at the Weinstein Company (also working on the Latin American Film Fund), and she previously worked at Miramax and Cowboy Pictures.
Kwok has been with the Tribeca Film Festival since its inception in 2002, most recently as senior programmer, and prior to that was at The New Festival.
La'Bassiere has previously worked at the American Cinematheque, the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Writers Guild of America, Magus Entertainment, CAA, indieIN and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
'We are extremely pleased to have Genna Terranova joining the Festival; she brings a freshness and new perspective to the programming team. Additionally David Kwok has been an instrumental part of our team for the past six years now and we are delighted that we are able to recognize his hard work and success with the Festival,' said festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal. 'Each year the number of international and domestic industry attending the festival increases and so we have created a year round department to service the needs of the industry and look forward to having Julie La'Bassiere head up this department.'