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Sundance Appoints New Guy

After its old one was hired away by Tribeca, the Sundance Film Festival has named a new director: John Cooper, who's been in charge of programming the fest for the past eighteen years. Robert Redford called the pick "a natural choice," even though it took him three weeks to make it and Variety says Cooper faced stiff competition in fellow programmer Trevor Groth. [NYT, Variety]