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in Filmmaking
on Feb 28, 2009

In perhaps the most curious use of a Billy Wilder reference in film festival journalism, Tribeca Film Festival director Peter Scarlet has resigned from his position just two months before this year’s festival and less than two weeks after Tribeca hired former Sundance director Geoff Gilmore to a postion as chief creative officer at Tribeca Enterprises.

From Peter Knegt’s story in Indiewire:

“The term ‘The Seven-Year Itch’ always evokes that famous still of Marilyn Monroe standing on a NY subway grating with her skirt blowing up around her thighs,” Scarlet said in a statement today. “But as my 7th Tribeca Film Festival loomed, I realized simply that it’s time for me to seek new challenges. I’m enormously grateful for the terrific experiences I’ve been able to share with colleagues and viewers here, and I’ll never stop being grateful to Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal for having invited me along for such a glorious ride. I wish them and the Festival all success.”

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