Fresh off the wires:
SXSW is pleased to announce that Janet Pierson has accepted the position as Producer of the SXSW Film Festival and Conference, the Austin, TX based event founded in 1993.
Matt Dentler, who has acted as SXSW Film Festival Producer since 2004 will be moving to New York City to pursue a new career to head the marketing and programming operations of Cinetic Digital Rights Management.
[Co-founder and Senior Director of SXSW Film Louis] notes that “SXSW Film has been privileged to have Matt Dentler working for it; the event has benefited extraordinarily from his leadership. We are very excited about his new job at Cinetic working with John Sloss and are all looking forward to his continuing the work he has accomplished at SXSW Film as a creative force in film.”
Pierson’s had a long career in indie film, having co-created “Split Screen” and been involved in dozens of features, among them “Slacker” and “Clerks” she’s also a blogger. But I’m sure I’m not the only one to be sad to see Matt move on he was instrumental in carving out a major place and voice for the SXSW Film Festival in a crowded indie landscape over the past few years.
[Photo: Janet Pierson, snagged from the Austin Film Society]
+ Janet Pierson Named SXSW Film Producer (PR Newswire)