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Two tapped for Film Society

Klainberg to be new managing director

Film Society of Lincoln Center has made a pair of new hires, tapping producer Lesli Klainberg as managing director and Anne Chaisson as associate director of corporate sponsorships.

The soon-to-be-vacant post many observers have their eye on, program director, does not yet have a successor. Longtime leader Richard Pena will ankle following this fall’s New York Film Festival.

In her new position, Klainberg, who was a producer of last year’s NYFF, will oversee all FSLC programs, fests, venues, and education and community initiatives, while continuing on as the producer of NYFF. Her company Orchard Films has a list of doc credits including “Indie Sex,” “Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema” and “Directed by Alan Smithee.”

Chaisson has headed development for the Hamptons and Nantucket fests, and for the last two years produced the Gotham Independent Film Awards. She also has a background developing and producing indie films, including 2002 outing “Rodger Dodger.”

Film Society is gearing up for its annual team-up with the Museum of Modern Art, the New Directors/New Films fest, in March, with an initial slate of seven pics recently announced.

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