We’re pleased to introduce Christopher Holland (@stomptokyo) as our new Execution Director.
Chris hails from Austin, TX, where he lives with his wife, two daughters, and several dozen Disney Princess dolls. Chris started one of the very first movie review blogs (long before the word “blog” existed), Stomp Tokyo. The site was hailed by the New York Times as “a place to indulge one’s questionable cinematic taste.” Chris and his co-author Scott Hamilton published a compendium of reviews entitled Reel Shame: Bad Movies and the Hollywood Stars Who Made Them.
Chris fell in love with event marketing while on staff at the Austin Film Festival. He then spent six years working with hundreds of film festivals including Sundance, AFI Fest, and Fantastic Fest as the Director of the Festival Genius project at B-Side Entertainment. In 2008 Chris wrote a marketing and festival strategy handbook for filmmakers called Film Festival Secrets. He has helped dozens of filmmakers take their films to successful runs on the festival circuit.
In his new role, Chris will help organizers find and implement Sched.org’s software and services for their events.
"I’m really looking forward to working with all kinds of events to improve the attendee experience and reduce organizer workload. Sched.org shifts the focus from running a website to running a great event.”
- Chris Holland