The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced Monday that Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro have been newly elected as Co-Chairmen of the Hamptons International Film Festival Board of Directors. Stuart Match Suna, a founder of the festival in 1992, will be stepping down from his Chairman position after 18 years, but will continue to support HIFF as 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,” said Mr. Baldwin. “I’m thrilled to continue with the festival as we look to lay the ground for many more exciting years ahead.”
“This is an important and innovative festival that brings outstanding programs and events year round to the Hamptons,” said Mr. Mastro. “I’m honored to be serving with Alec and expand what Stuart Match Suna has already successfully done with HIFF.”
Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Mastro will serve as Co-Chairmen beginning after this year’s festival, which marks its 23rd year.
“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,” said Mr. Suna. “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.”
Mr. Baldwin has been a HIFF board member for the past decade. He has been a longtime supporter of the festival, also producing its SummerDocs series for the past seven years. Baldwin most recently starred in a revival of Arthur Miller’s classic drama, “All My Sons,” directed by Stephen Hamilton at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Mr. Baldwin starred with Tina Fey in the popular sitcom “30 Rock,” for which he received two Emmy awards and a record seven SAG awards as best actor in a comedy. He has appeared in over 50 films, including some recent Award-winners including “Still Alice,” “Blue Jasmine,” and “The Departed.”
Mr. Mastro, who has been on HIFF’s 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. Previously, Mr. Mastro served as Deputy Mayor of New York City as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Mastro graduated cum laude from Yale College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and previously taught as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.
The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, October 8 through 12.