THE HOLLYWOOD THEATRE HIRES TWO NEW MEMBERS

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Job Poster Roll up, roll up, and come gather round because this month the nonprofit Hollywood Theatre is bolstering its manpower with the addition of two key personnel: new technical director Matt Cunningham and new board member Todd Haynes.





Matt Cunningham hails from Seattle, where he worked for the nonprofit Northwest Film Forum for ten years, culminating in his tenure as technical director from 2008 to 2015. Matt’s technical expertise spans multiple film formats, including 16mm and 35mm film as well as DCP. With a keen eye to detail and precision, his goal is always to provide audiences with a consistent, high-quality moviegoing experience.

Northwest Film Forum Now relocated to Portland as part of the Hollywood team, Matt will be the primary staff person in charge of technical presentation and equipment maintenance / improvements. The Hollywood Theatre is excited to have Matt on board to lead the way as the Theatre continues in its quest to push the boundaries of modern moviegoing through innovative interactive series, and through advocacy of traditional film formats like 35mm and 70mm.

Velvet Goldmine
Also new to the Hollywood Theatre crew is Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Todd Haynes, who recently joined the Theatre’s board of directors. A longtime Portland resident, Todd is best known for directing the acclaimed films Velvet Goldmine (1998), starring Ewan McGregor; Far From Heaven (2002), starring Julianne Moore and nominated for four Academy Awards; and the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011), starring Kate Winslet.

His latest film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, premiered to rave reviews at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, resulting in Todd’s nomination for the illustrious Palme d’Or Award. The Hollywood Theatre is thrilled to work with Todd as a board member to strengthen the Theatre’s work connecting filmmakers with Portland audiences and to raise the Hollywood’s profile and reputation for programming excellence nationally.