Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro have been elected as co-chairmen of the Hamptons International Film Festival board of directors, taking over after the 23rd annual event ends on October 12. Stuart Match Suna, a founder of the festival in 1992, will be stepping down from his position as chairman after 18 years but will continue to support HIFF as Chair Emeritus.
“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 Suna in the announcement released by the festival. “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.”
“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. “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,” added Mastro. “I’m honored to be serving with Alec and expand what Stuart Match Suna has already successfully done with HIFF.”
A longtime supporter of the festival, Baldwin has been a board member for the past decade and produces its SummerDocs series. 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 previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York City. The 23rd annual Hamptons fest runs October 8-12.