Outfest, the organization that runs the major LGBT film festivals in Los Angeles and now New York, has just announced that Kristin Pepe, who’s best known as simply KP, will take over as the festival’s Director of Programming.
Pepe moves into the head programming position after five years leading Outfest’s Legacy Project archival partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archives. She will be responsible for overseeing all Outfest programming, which includes Outfest-produced film fesitivals in New York and Los Angeles as well as the Los Angeles-based film festival Fusion.
In addition to the Legacy Project, Pepe recently took over Outfest’s experimental program, Platinum.
Pepe replaces Kim Yutani, who will stay on as artistic director even as she devotes more time to her Sundance duties as one of the fest’s head programmers.