Beth Gilligan

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Director of Development & Marketing
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Beth Gilligan relocated to Boston in January 2009 to join the Coolidge Corner Corner Theatre Foundation and currently serves as the Director of Development & Marketing.

Prior to that, she worked for several years for the Hamptons International Film Festival, where she oversaw marketing and development initiatives (including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film & Screenwriting Program), and continues to serve as a Festival Consultant. She has also served as an editor of the film website Not Coming to a Theater Near You (, and contributed film reviews to Tribeca Film Institute publications.

Since joining the Coolidge, she has played an active role in the Art House Convergence (an annual conference of independent cinemas, presented in conjunction with the Sundance Institute), participating on the Leadership Committee and as Head of the Marketing Committee.

Beth received a M.A. in film studies from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and a B.A. in English Literature from Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut).