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Baldwin and lawyer Randy Mastro will take over for current chairman Stuart Match Suna, one of the festival’s founders. Suna will become chair emeritus.
“Stuart Match Suna has had a clear vision for HIFF ever since its inception, and I feel very privileged to have been part of such a passionate team,” Baldwin said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to continue with the festival as we look to lay the ground for many more exciting years ahead.”
Mastro added: “This is an important and innovative festival that brings outstanding programs and events year round to the Hamptons. I’m honored to be serving with Alec and expand what Stuart Match Suna has already successfully done with HIFF.”
The change will take place after this year’s festival, its 23 edition, which is set to run from Oct. 8-12.
Baldwin has been on the HIFF board for the past decade and produced its SummerDocs series for the past seven years. Mastro, who has been on the HIFF board for the past nine years, is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group.
“Both Alec and Randy have been instrumental to the festival over the past decade, and I’m very pleased to see them taking on these positions,” Suna said in a statement. “I’m incredibly grateful for the past 18 years having served as Chairman and seeing the festival grow since its inauguration. It’s an honor to have such varied talents as Alec and Randy elected to lead HIFF.”
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