Sundance Institute Appoints Mertes to Documentary Fund and Initiatives Post

Brian Brooks reports in indieWIRE today:

    The Sundance Institute announced that Cara Mertes has been named its new director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. In her new position, Mertes will oversee all of the initiatives of the program, including the Sundance Documentary Fund, the annual Documentary Edit and Story Laboratory, the annual Documentary Composers Laboratory, the House of Docs programming at the Filmmaker Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival and ongoing year-round support for doc filmmakers. She will also curate documentary series with partner institutions, acting as liaison with other Sundance entities on doc initiatives and representing the Institute in the worldwide documentary community. Mertes, who is currently executive director of American Documentary, Inc. and executive producer of the PBS series P.O.V., will officially begin her work with Sundance this summer and will be involved with planning the Documentary Film Labs taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah.

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