Festival Director and UVA Vice Provost for the Arts
Jody joined the Virginia Film Festival in May of 2009 after a nationwide search for a new director. He came to us from Sarasota, Fla., where he served for 10 years as the founding executive director of the Sarasota Film Festival. Under his leadership, that festival became one of the top regional film festivals in the United States with more than 45,000 attendances in 2008. Jody was appointed vice provost for the arts at UVA in January 2013 where he has guided the launch of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts, the Berlin Wall Symposium, The Arts magazine, and a newly designed University Arts Website.