Hamptons' Kasell launching festival service

4:00 AM PST 01/18/2008 by Gregg Goldstein, AP

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NEW YORK -- As Sundance fever descends upon the indie film world, former Hamptons Film Festival executive director Denise Kasell is launching a film festival service and consulting division of entertainment real estate/human resources outfit Home.Work.People.

Kasell's operation will provide fests with staffing needs, ranging from assistants and special events producers to development directors, theater managers and publicists. It will also advise fests on training and operations, targeting the growing midsize to small fests cropping up around the world.

Ten-year Hamtons vet Kasell will oversee an advisory board to serve her clients. The operation will draw from Home.Work.People's database of more than 2500 entertainment professionals.
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