The film world, still reverberating from the shock of Geoffrey Gilmore's Sundance-for-Tribeca trade, had been wondering this past week how long Tribeca Festival Director Peter Scarlett would remain at the helm. Today, the answer came:
The NY Post's Lou Lumenick wonders who's next:
Meanwhile, Agnes Varnum (who's own doc it out site is a personal favorite), announced today that she was stepping down from the Tribeca Film Institute's Re:sources Blog:
I started this blog back when most filmmakers weren’t even sure of how to create community online. Even just two years ago, the tools were rougher and the knowledge was just trickling in from the new media communities. Geesh, who says new media anymore? That’s how far along things have come in a short period of time. I’ve done what I set out to do here."
For my purposes, Varnum's personal site (which continues) was always the better read, but that's probably because I am not attuned to tech stuff in ways that I probably should be (I tend to hope that the folks I rely on won't mind my asking to be led through the processes for the third, fourth and fifth times).
And while Varnum's exit won't cause the reverberations that Gilmore and Scarlett's moves have made, the constant flux at Tribeca - just days before the festival announces this year's line-up certainly puts a question mark on the festival.