The Sag Harbor Cinema has named Gillian Gordon, a resident of Springs, as its first executive director.
Gordon is an award-winning producer and educator. She has worked in the U.S., UK, and Asia for the past 28 years as an executive and producer.
“Gillian’s qualifications were stunning, but what especially impressed those of us on the search committee was the way she quickly began inspiring us with her new, fresh ideas — both for fundraising and for the Cinema itself,” said April Gornik, head of the cinema’s board.
“Her profound knowledge of and active participation in film and filmmaking, and her devotion to education and insistence on participation for every age group and cultural background in the Cinema, were determining factors in her hiring. We were entirely won over by her dynamism!” Gornik continued.
Gordon has been involved in many aspects of the film industry. Her resumé includes teaching, film production, and fundraising. She is the former COO of Harmony Pictures in Los Angeles, trustee and Co-Chair of Filmaid UK, and Executive Director of the charity, Youth Culture TV. She also has produced successful TV drama for the BBC and ITV as well as worked for Film & General Productions and Carlton TV.
Gordon has been a senior lecturer and director of graduate studies taught in media arts since 2006 at Royal Holloway, University of London. As an associate arts professor of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts Asia from 2009 to 2012, she was chair of the MA International Media Producing in Singapore.
For more info on Sag Harbor Cinema, visit www.sagharborcinema.org.