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Bingham Ray to head San Francisco Film Society

Industry veteran to lead festival and year-round activities

Film veteran Bingham Ray has been named exec director at the San Francisco Film Society.

Ray is a well-known studio and indie exec whose resume includes co-founding October Films, serving as prexy of United Artists and holding two posts with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. His most recent gigs include first-run programming consultant at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, exec consultant to digital distributor SnagFilms and adjunct professor at New York U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.

In San Francisco, he’ll step into the position formerly held by Graham Leggat, who died in August. Leggat, who joined SFFS in October 2005, expanded the org’s activities beyond its annual 15-day film festival to encompass year-round initiatives in education, exhibition and filmmaker development.

Along with the San Francisco Intl. Film Festival, set next year for April 19-May 3, the 54-year-old SFFS also programs mini-fests including upcoming fall offerings in French cinema, Italian films and animation.

Ray begins his new job in San Francisco on Nov. 7.

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