IFP Taps Focus Features Exec for Made in NY Media Center

Gordon Ampel NY Media Center

Independent Filmmakers Project — the New York-based nonprofit that runs the Made in NY Media Center, the cross-industry hub that opened in October — has appointed former Focus Features executive Gordon Ampel as the center’s managing director.

Ampel will oversee everything from programming and creative operations to marketing and engagement to rentals and hospitality. He’ll report to Joana Vicente, exec director of IFP and of the media center, which is affiliated with New York City’s Made in NY initiative to promote local activity in the media sphere.

IFP also has upped staffer Sabrina Dridje to director of community engagement for the center, from her post as associate director.

Ampel most recently served as vice president of worldwide operations for Focus Features, a position he held since the company was founded in 2002. His resume also include stints at October Films, USA Films, Home Shopping Network and Silver King Communications.

A 20,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Made in NY Media Center aims to foster collaboration across media industries including film, video, gaming and tech. The building encompasses a screening room, co-working spaces, classrooms, conference rooms, a gallery and a cafe.

 

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