Nancy Schafer's Talk

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 7:00pm

Nancy Schafer

Nancy Schafer is the Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival. She joined the festival staff for the first Festival in 2002 as a programmer. As Executive Director, she oversees all programming, budgeting and operations for the Festival as well as working closely with the sponsorship team to raise funding.  She also works on Tribeca’s year round events and is involved in the launch of Tribeca Film Festival Doha. Prior to joining Tribeca, she created and ran the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW Film) in Austin, Texas for eight years.  Along with her festival experience, Schafer has worked on several films including two from director John Sayles (Sunshine State, Limbo); two from director Robert Byington (Olympia, Shameless) and began her film production career on The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Schafer currently resides in Manhattan.

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