On Monday, August 3rd, the Hamptons International Film Festival
) announced that Alec Baldwin
and Randy Mastro have been elected as Co-Chairmen of the HIFF Board of Directors. After 18 years as the Hamptons International Film Festival Chairman, Stuart Match Suna
, a founder of the Festival, has decided to step down. He will continue to support HIFF as Chair Emeritus.
"Stuart Match Suna has had a clear vision for HIFF ever since its inception, and I feel very privileged to have been part of such a passionate team," shared Alec Baldwin. "I'm thrilled to continue with the festival as we look to lay the ground for many more exciting years ahead."
Randy Mastro added, "This is an important and innovative festival that brings outstanding programs and events year round to the Hamptons. I'm honored to be serving with Alec and expand what Stuart Match Suna has already successfully done with HIFF."
Baldwin and Mastro will serve as Co-Chairmen following the 2015 Festival.
"Both Alec and Randy have been instrumental to the festival over the past decade, and I'm very pleased to see them taking on these positions," said Stuart Match Suna. "I'm incredibly grateful for the past 18 years having served as Chairman and seeing the festival grow since its inauguration. It's an honor to have such varied talents as Alec and Randy elected to lead HIFF."
Alec Baldwin has been a HIFF board member for the past decade and has also produced HIFF's SummerDocs series for the last 7 years. Baldwin, who has appeared in over 50 films, most recently starred in Guild Hall
's revival of Arthur Miller
's "All My Sons," which was directed by Stephen Hamilton
Randy Mastro is also a longtime supporter of HIFF, who has been on HIFF's board for the past 9 years. Mastro is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group. He is consistently listed among the nation's leading litigators and trial lawyers in surveys of corporate counsel and other practitioners.
The 23rd annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place Thursday, October 8th through Monday, October 12th.
For more information, visit hamptonsfilmfest.org.
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