Arianna Bocco has resigned as head of IFC Films, The Hollywood Reporter has been confirmed.
Bocco spent a decade overseeing IFC Films’ Acquired and produced its genre label IFC Midnight. Head of Acquisitions, Scott Shooman, will succeed her during this period.
“IFC Films is a vibrant and important part of our business and we will continue to acquire, produce and distribute across our IFC Films, Shudder and RLJE Films ecosystem movies,”
AMC Networks, which owns IFC, said in a statement. “We have full confidence in Scott’s ability to run the business as interim head and know our film team won’t miss a beat as it continues with a strong string of releases and acquisitions.”
Bocco’s departure comes as IFC prepares to publish
Owen Wilson feature Paint, in which the actor plays an artist inspired by Bob Ross.
Bocco helps IFC deal with the coronavirus pandemic, an independent theater in Bradley Beach, NJ among those who helped save .
In a statement, the executive said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working at IFC Films with such a versatile, creative and compassionate team. Time. I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished over the years and am very much looking forward to the next chapter.”
Variety was the first to report news of Bocco’s exit.
—Ryan Gajewski contributed to this article.