“Having Anne onboard seems like a natural progression of events,” said festival chairman Stuart Match Suna. “She has been such an integral part of the Festival for the past ten years and we are thrilled to have her here full time. Anne’s broad background in production, business and film education make her an incredible asset the Festival and I look forward to watching it flourish under her direction.”
A longtime producer (“Roger Dodger,” “P.S.”) and fundraiser, Chaisson has served as advisory co-chair of the Hamptons fest since 2003. She is a member of both the IFP Producers Group and the New York Women in Film and Television.
Nugent, who also teaches film history at the New School, has held his programming position since 2008.
“David has continuously programmed films that captivate our audiences and introduce us to new filmmakers that normally we may not get a chance to see, including films that have gone on to win Academy Awards each year,” said Match Suna. “David is an integral part of our HIFF team and he along with Anne will be an incredible force for the festival.”
The festival takes place annually in early October.