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Outfest Finds New Executive Director in Christopher Racster

Outfest Finds New Executive Director in Christopher Racster

Outfest, the LA nonprofit devoted to sharing on-screen LGBT stories, has announced that Christopher Racster has been named executive director. 

READ MORE: Outfest Legacy Awards to Honor Tom Hanks and ‘The Kids Are Alright’ Director Lisa Cholodenko

Racster succeeded Kirsten Schaffer as interim executive director after her departure in the spring, and he has now officially been named the best candidate for the job. “After an extensive search that yielded many highly qualified candidates, it became clear that our best prospect had been in front of us all along,” said Outfest Board of Directors co-presidents Ari Karpel and Laura Ivey. 

Though Outfest’s Film Festival concluded earlier this year, the organization will honor Tom Hanks and Lisa Cholodenko at the organization’s legacy awards on November 5. 

READ MORE: Outfest 2015: Surveying 6 of the Festival’s Most Anticipated Titles 

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