Ted Crockett named Executive Director of Nashville Film Festival
Ted Crockett has been named executive director of Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), it was announced today by the Festival’s Board of Directors, led by president Tyler Middleton. He was previously managing director, before acting as interim executive director for the past six months.
Crockett moved to Nashville from Idaho in 1998 after graduating with Broadcast Journalism degree from Brigham Young University. He worked for five years at Nashville business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy handling the finances of many entertainers, including Wynonna & Naomi Judd, Gary Allan, Shawn Colvin, Garbage and others. He joined the Nashville Film Festival in 2004 as box office manager, and continued on as a contract employee with NaFF during the 2005 and 2006 festivals before becoming a full-time employee in the spring of 2007. He supports Tennesseans for the Arts, Nashville Public Television, Nashville Pride, Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Arts Coalition, and other local groups. Ted is also an active participant in the Nashville arts community spending his extra time working with sculpture, oil painting and music.
“I’m truly honored by the trust and confidence placed in me by the Nashville Film Festival board of directors,” said Crockett. “I am thankful for the progress made and success of the festival by my predecessor Sallie Mayne and look forward to serving the community.”
“After an extensive search for qualified candidates, we felt Ted possessed the necessary knowledge and passion to carry the Nashville Film Festival into its next phase of becoming the finest regional film festival in the country,” said Middleton. “His enthusiasm and respect for the art of film, and the role the festival plays in this community, has always been evident, and we are excited to see where he takes us next.”
The 43rd edition of the Nashville film Festival presented by Nissan takes place April 19-26 at the Regal Green Hills Theatres. For more information, please visit nashvillefilmfestival.org.
Nashville Film Festival is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and receives funding from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Franklin Brooks Philanthropic Fund and William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Ann & Lance Krafft Charitable Lead Trust, The Memorial Foundation, Nashville Metro Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and its generous patrons and sponsors.