Picture House Appoints New Executive Director
The Picture House Regional Film Center announced that Clayton Bushong was named new Executive Director. Clayton is a creative and visionary leader with over 15 years’ experience in various roles at The Picture House Regional Film Center. For the past four months, he served as the Acting Executive Director and was most recently the Director of Programming, Business Development and Operations at the film center. Clayton has guided the artistic vision of The Picture House and, with his extensive knowledge of film, film criticism and film professionals, provides the organization with a leading voice for cinema in Southern Westchester and beyond. He also has overseen the film center’s daily operations at its two locations, Pelham and Bronxville. Among the successful programing Clayton has developed, TPH Film Club has become a hallmark of the organization since its launch in 2014. Prior to his work at TPH, Clayton was founder and CEO of Gigante Media, a state-of-the-art online marketing company that specialized in music, books and movies. In the late 1990s, Clayton also worked for Magus Entertainment. As artist manager, tour coordinator and online developer, Clayton’s client list included Aerosmith, Carly Simon, Idina Menzel, DJ Rap, Flybanger, Jennifer Paige, Fragile and more.
“Clay has been a vocal champion of The Picture House throughout his 15-year career working at the theater,” said Katy Loria, Chair, Board of Directors, The Picture House Regional Film Center. “With incredible experience, Clay’s vital understanding of the challenges and needs of TPH will make him a consummate leader for our organization. Clay’s creative vision and industry acumen will undoubtedly further our fundraising efforts which remain essential for the success of TPH. We look forward to the plans and ideas he’s developing for our future.”
In his new role, Clayton hopes to continue to work closely with partner organizations but also looks to expand TPH’s presence and impact in the Community. “I am excited to lead TPH forward in such a fascinating time for movie goers and exhibitors,” said Clayton Bushong, Executive Director of The Picture House. “With this new landscape, I hope to make TPH more sustainable as an organization with our own initiatives, enriched programing, and enhanced concessions. As just one example, we are thrilled to launch the first phase of our multi-use space in the Bronxville Theater in late October which will offer amazing new programs to the community.”