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Mar 5, 2019 4:48 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Springs Resident Gillian Gordon Named Executive Director Of The Sag Harbor Cinema.

Gillian Gordon. COURTESY SAG HARBOR CINEMA
Mar 5, 2019 5:00 PM

The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center Board has announced that award-winning producer and educator Gillian Gordon has been named the first executive director of the Sag Harbor Cinema.

A resident of Springs, Ms. Gordon has for the last 28 years worked as a film executive and a producer in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia.

The former COO of Harmony Pictures in Los Angeles, Ms. Gordon has also been involved in teaching and fundraising. She was a trustee and co-chair of Filmaid UK and the executive director of the charity Youth Culture TV. Her involvement with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts included working as a film festival judge and mentoring young filmmakers. She has also produced successful TV dramas for the BBC and ITV, among others.

As director of graduate studies in media arts at Royal Holloway University of London, Ms. Gordon ran a program in practical creative producing as well as screenwriting, script development, production management and global film finance. As an associate arts professor of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts from 2009-2012, she chaired the graduate media production program in Singapore.

Ms. Gordon may be heavily involved in film production around the world, but she has a very local connection. Her father, Word War II veteran Ernest Gordon, was the minister of the Presbyterian Church in Amagansett. He was also dean of the chapel at Princeton University.

“Gillian’s qualifications were stunning, but what especially impressed those of us on the search committee was the way she quickly began inspiring us with her new, fresh ideas both for fundraising and for the cinema itself,” said April Gornik, head of the Sag Harbor Cinema board, in a statement. “Her profound knowledge of and active participation in film and filmmaking, and her devotion to education and insistence on participation for every age group and cultural background in the cinema, were determining factors in her hiring. We were entirely won over by her dynamism.”

For more information on Sag Harbor Cinema, visit sagharborcinema.org.

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