The Sundance Institute — the organization founded by Robert Redford whose programs include the Feature Film Program, Screenwriters Labs and the annual Sundance Film Festival — has announced Patricia Boero will join the org in the newly created post of director of international programs.

In the position, Boero will direct the Institute’s international programs, including the annual Screenwriters Labs and Producers Seminars held in Latin America and Europe. The Institute also is planning to hold its second Sundance Film Festival in Beijing in 1998, as well as its annual festival in Tokyo.

Boero — who will relocate from Chicago to Los Angeles to work out of the Institute’s Santa Monica office — joins Sundance from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where she served as senior program officer for media, managing the foundation’s media grant-making activities for the past five years. Before joining the MacArthur Foundation, Boero was a Warren Weaver Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she was involved in the foundation’s program to support independent film and video makers in Latin America.

Before that Boero worked for several years as a radio and TV reporter in Australia and Latin America.

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