Gina Duncan (Photo: Jesse Winter)
The Sundance Institute announced today that Gina Duncan, most recently Vice President of Film and Strategic Programming at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), will attend the Sundance Film Festival in the newly created role of Director of Production.
Sundance wrote in a press release: “Duncan will incorporate the festival's artistic vision with its practical, audience-facing elements. She will work with the programming team to curate exhibition work and will lead the development of strategic visions and decisions at both the Sundance Film Festival and year-round public programs. Other important tasks of the position: Continuing the development of guidelines and plans to develop and increase the inclusivity of the festival in the broader sense and management of the year-round engagement between industry and artist communities. "
Duncan will report to Festival Director Tabitha Jackson and will work closely with Program Director Kim Yutani. Jackson commented, “Gina's experience in the arts, industry and festivals has inspired us, as well as her excellent reputation, innovative spirit, value-based approach and transformational results. I can't wait to work with her and the rest of our incredible team to write and produce the next chapter of the Sundance Film Festival. "
Duncan said, “I am very excited to be joining the Sundance team at this important turning point as they envision such a pivotal festival. It is moments like these that not only enliven creative programmers, but also enliven audiences that are ready to welcome new and fresh approaches and ideas. "
Prior to BAM, Duncan was the director of industry engagement and special programs at the Jacob Burns Film Center. She is a member of the SPACE on Ryder Farm Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Jacob Burns Film Center's Creative Culture Fellowship.