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Geoff Gilmore Defects From Sundance to Tribeca

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After 19 years at the Sundance Institute, Geoff Gilmore is leaving Robert Redford's outfit where he led the famed independent film festival  to join forces with Robert de Niro and Jane Rosenthal at Tribeca Enterprises, Tribeca announced.


At Tribeca, Gilmore will take charge of global content strategy, and lead what a press release called "expansion of the brand." He will also join the board of directors at Tribeca.


It was unclear who might step into Gilmore's shoes at Sundance, where he held what is probably the most influential job in independent film. At Sundance, Gilmore was responsible for film selection, artistic direction and festival management and helped attract break-out films like "Reservoir Dogs" and "Little Miss Sunshine" to the festival.


The choice of Gilmore to help run Tribeca gives one indication of the ambitions of the company. Tribeca Enterprises owns and runs the Tribeca Film Festival regionally and internationally and Tribeca Cinemas.

A growing  force in the independent film world, Tribeca Enterprises was established in 2003 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and operates a network of branded entertainment businesses including the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival International, and Tribeca Cinemas.


 Jonathan Tisch, through Walnut Hill Media, is a minority investor in Tribeca Enterprises and is a member of the Board of Directors.