TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Raddon Resigns From L.A. Film Fest Over Prop 8 Flap — He Was For It

richraddon.jpgRich Raddon, the highly praised and well-liked director of the ever-enlarging L.A. Film Festival has resigned in the middle of a controversy over the gay-marriage Prop 8.

Unlike much of Hollywood, Raddon supported Prop 8, which would have banned the gay marriages, Variety reports.

When Prop 8 passed in California, a flurry of protests immediately erupted.

A devout Mormon, the fest director could not support a proposition that allowed for gay and lesbian marriage. He also contributed significantly to the Yes on Prop 8 campaigns.

After the uproar, he tried to resign twice and Film Independent only reluctantly agreed.

It was unclear how this will affect the Fest, which has watched and enjoyed as Raddon has grown the L.A. Fest from a small five-day event with an attendance of 22,000 to a nationally recognized 10 event in June with an audience of over 100,000 visitors.

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Starting August 18, learn how to manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Through a series of weeklong webcasts, you'll hear from freelancing experts who will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and securing new clients. Register now!