WICHITA — Former F5 newspaper publisher Mike Marlett is the new executive director of the Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts, which is the nonprofit parent organization that runs the Tallgrass Film Festival.
"This is going to be . . . my day gig," Marlett says.
He's the first person to formally have the position since 2005, when festival founder Timothy Gruver died.
The position is not a typical 9-to-5 kind of job, though.
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"The workload's going to be a little uneven, but when there is stuff to do, it's intense," he says. "It's the kind of thing I'm going to wind up spending too much time and getting in trouble with my wife over."