Caroline Kaplan has joined the Cinereach staff as the Head of Creative Initiatives. A well-known figure throughout the indie film community, Kaplan was a key architect of IFC Productions (“Monsoon Wedding,” “Me and You and Everyone We Know”) as well as the digital company InDigEnt (“Tadpole,” “Pieces of April”). Her work as a producer has spanned Errol Morris’ “Mr. Death” to the upcoming Richard Gere-starring “Time Out of Mind.” In her new role, Kaplan will oversee filmmaker support and strategic partnerships.
“Each film we support faces unique creative and financial challenges,” said Cinereach Founder and Executive Director Philipp Engelhorn. “Our approach is to tailor our support to those challenges and Caroline’s experience and perspective will greatly expand what we can offer in terms of resources for filmmakers. She will also be a major influence on how Cinereach responds to the evolving independent film landscape.”
Kaplan’s new position comes as five Cinereach-supported films gear up for their premieres at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, including Marielle Heller’s feature debut “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.”
“Cinereach is an organization that holds such a unique and thrilling place in our industry,” said Caroline Kaplan. “Its work reflects the ideas, artistry and perspective on cinema that I am most passionate about. I am excited to be part of their continued evolution.”