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February 19, 2013
IFP Minnesota has named Andrew Peterson as Executive Director after serving 6 months as Interim Executive Director. He will lead the nonprofit media arts organization as it continues to transform to meet the challenges of the evolution in the media arts field.
Previous to joining IFP Peterson served as Vice President of Production at film production and financing company Werc Werk Works, co-producing independent features such as Life During Wartime and Howl. While serving at IFP he will continue to serve as Director of Programming for the Provincetown International Film Festival, where he secures programming and honorees such as Quentin Tarantino, Tilda Swinton, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Roger Corman.
In addition to his diverse leadership positions, Peterson has been a prolific producer of independent feature films, producing or co-producing Darling Companion, Thin Ice, and World and Time Enough. He also served as consultant on projects such as the narrative feature Tully and the documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, and early in his career, as location manager for Beautiful Girls, Joe Somebody, The Straight Story, and numerous music videos and commercials. Additionally, Peterson has worked with the Walker Art Center, City Pages, and the Minnesota Film Board. He holds an MFA from New York University Graduate Film School.
Peterson’s transition to Executive Director is effective immediately. “We’re delighted to welcome Andrew as our Executive Director,” said Chris Barry, president of IFP Minnesota’s Board of Directors. “He has made a huge impact on the organization already. We’re excited about his vision for the future of IFP – both in its crucial role in educating and advocating for filmmakers, and as a significant player in the larger media arts community.”
About IFP Minnesota
IFP Minnesota is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists. Through its education programs, direct interaction and programs for individual media artists, and re-granting programs, IFP supports the media arts community as it explores the art, technology, and business of personal story telling through media.