Fitzgerald was a co-founder and exec director of the Slamdance Festival and served in exec director slots at the AFI Fest, Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. He also launched the philanthropic platform CineCause last year.
Fitzgerald will be work closely with Hollywood festival founder Carlos de Abreu. He’ll oversee development, artistic direction, programming, marketing and overall management.
The 17th annual Hollywood Film Festival has been set for Oct. 17-21.