I couldn’t be happier to announce today that we have hired Kristen Coates as our new Assistant Operations Director. Like the rest of our year-round staff, Kristen has a long history here with us at Milwaukee Film. We found Kristen through our network of “festival gypsies” that help us put on our event each year. (What’s a festival gypsy? Kristen tells you here.) She started off as a Theatre Manager in 2011, and most recently served as our Shipping Coordinator in 2012.
With Kristen’s MBA and graduate certificate in Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts, combined with her vast festival experience at Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, and the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, we knew we had someone special on our hands. We’re thrilled to have Kristen join us permanently in Milwaukee and know that you all will love getting to know her at our monthly members screenings. Read more about her background on the Staff page. Welcome, Kristen!