Scribe exits Film Society for spot at N.Y. weekly

Scott Foundas has been tapped to take over the post of principal film scribe at Gotham’s Village Voice, ankling his current gig as associate program director at Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The move marks a return of sorts for Foundas to Voice Media Group, which owns the Voice, the longtime New York weekly. From 2005 to 2009, Foundas was the film editor at L.A. Weekly, which VMG also owns.

Writer made the jump to full-time film programming in 2009 when he exited L.A. Weekly to take up his spot at the Film Society, which oversees a year-round slate of programming that includes the New York Film Festival.

His departure from FSLC follows soon on the heels of the announcement of the Film Society’s new programming toppers, Kent Jones and Robert Koehler, who will jointly fill the org’s lead spot. Longtime programmer Richard Pena exits that post at the end of the year.

The Voice’s film writer has long occupied a high profile among the national cadre of cinema journos, with venerable veterans of the paper including Andrew Sarris and J. Hoberman. VMG has in recent months gotten flack for dropping some of the big-name contributors on its roster, including Hoberman in January.

Foundas assumes the role at the Voice Dec. 3, although he’ll return to the Film Society throughout that month to oversee Film Society programs that he has organized.

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