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by Indiewire Staff
April 2, 2013 4:51 PM
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Indiewire Promotes Nigel M. Smith to Managing Editor

Indiewire's Eric Kohn, Nigel M. Smith, Peter Knegt, James Israel and Dana Harris (L to R)

Indiewire is pleased to announce the promotion of features editor Nigel M. Smith to managing editor.

As Indiewire's managing editor, Smith will be responsible for overseeing the editing and social media for all Indiewire posts and for coordinating coverage with the bloggers on the Indiewire Network. He'll also serve as the primary liaison with, the website of Indiewire's parent company. 

"Nigel's become an invaluable part of the Indiewire team," said Indiewire editor in chief and general manager Dana Harris. "He'll continue writing for the site, especially the interviews he does so well, but he has also proven himself to be an ace at the kind of organization and foresight that the managing editor role demands."

Smith will continue to report to Harris, as will senior writer and awards columnist Peter Knegt, senior editor and chief film critic Eric Kohn, TV editor Alison Willmore and Filmmaker Toolkit editor Bryce J. Renninger. 

In addition to being a daily contributor to the site and covering film festivals ranging from Sundance to Abu Dhabi, Smith has also conducted hundreds of interviews since he joined Indiewire in 2010. He also serves as curator for Indiewire's monthly VOD list.

Smith joined Indiewire in 2010, shortly after completing his MA in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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  • Brody | April 5, 2013 11:45 AMReply

    How do I remove an inaccurate post on indiewire? No phone number seems to be in service.

  • jingmei | April 2, 2013 11:44 PMReply

    Great news.

  • Rick Allen | April 2, 2013 10:29 PMReply

    Congratulations to you Nigel - we're proud of you, grateful for your contributions, and excited about the great things to come.

  • Katja | April 2, 2013 5:23 PMReply

    Woot Woot!!!

  • Alex | April 2, 2013 5:21 PMReply

    CONGRATS NIGEL! You deserve it!!! xoxox

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  • Jordan | April 2, 2013 5:00 PMReply

    Congrats Mr. Smith!