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L.A. Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain Exits as Jennifer Cochis Takes Over the Reins

Stephanie Allain
Stephanie Allain

Cochis has been serving as the fest’s imaginative chief.

Stephanie Allain is venturing down as executive of the Los Angeles Film Festival following five years at its rudder. Jennifer Cochis, who has been serving as the fest’s inventive executive, has been elevated to assume control over the chief’s part.

Film Independent, the non-benefit expressions association that creates the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, reported the progressions today, clarifying that Allain, a maker whose credits go from Hustle and Flow to Dear White People, is coming back to delivering full time.

Notwithstanding her work at the celebration, Cochis has created such movies as James Ponsoldt’sSmashed, Drake Doremus’ Douchebag, Marius Markevicius’ The Other Dream Team and Elise Salomon’s Los Wild Ones. She is a Sundance Institute Creative Producers Lab Fellow and was granted the Sheila C. Johnson Fellowship. As of now, she is the Digital Studio Head for Joss Whedon’s Save the Day, an ace Hillary Clinton Super PAC, making short recordings that mean to get individuals out to vote.

“Jennifer Cochis is a splendid new constrain on the celebration scene and I am greatly cheerful to have her progression into this new part,” Film Independent president Josh Welsh said. “She brings so much experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to all that she does. She’s worked intimately with the relentless Stephanie Allain on the celebration for as far back as two years, first as senior developer and after that as innovative executive, transforming the Festival into an intense stage for finding new and different ability.”

Allain, who underscored expanded differences of the celebration’s modifying amid her residency, is underway on the Netflix arrangement variant of Justin Simien’s Dear White People, is in after generation on Gerard McMurray’s Burning Sands and is preparing Juanita, set to star Alfre Woodard be coordinated by Clark Johnson.

“It has been such a respect to sparkle a focus on ladies and chiefs of shading,” Allain said, “and leaving is ambivalent. In any case, I realize that the celebration is in amazingly skilled hands with Jennifer Cochis in charge since she helped me fabricate it.”

The 23rd LA Film Festival, which will happen June 14 –22 and is right now tolerating entries.

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