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David Hatkoff To Helm Newfest

By Charlotte Robinson, July 24, 2019
David Hatkoff has been appointed the new executive director of Newfest, New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival that runs October 23rd though the 29th in NYC. Bill Berman & Sandy Markman NewFest Board Co-Chairs stated, "For over 30 years, NewFest has provided LGBTQ New Yorkers & their allies the opportunity to rediscover their community by celebrating films & stories that inspire dialogue. Today NewFest has grown into a film & media arts organization that additionally provides the next generation of LGBTQ voices with the tools & resources they need to tell their unique stories. We immediately knew David Hatkoff was the right person to move NewFest forward into its next chapter. David has spent nearly 15 years amplifying & elevating the mission & programming efforts of non-profit art organizations. He has a passion for queer culture & a strong desire to create spaces for queer storytelling. We can’t wait to see where David takes NewFest." Hatkoff concluded, "Stories are vital — they lead to compassion & connection & can teach us about our own humanity. The LGBTQ community has so many stories to tell & I am honored to lead NewFest’s efforts to support these stories & these storytellers & to create spaces for audiences to interact & engage around queer content. I can’t wait to get to work alongside our brilliant Director of Programming Nick McCarthy & an incredibly passionate Board and staff.” David has spent his career working in the nonprofit arts with a senior leadership role at NYC’s Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre. Prior to that Hatkoff worked at Lincoln Center Theater. He is a passionate supporter of queer issues & studied in the MA program at New York University’s Gallatin School with a focus in LGTBQ Studies.
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