L.A. Film Festival Director Quits

The director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Richard Raddon, has resigned under pressure after it was disclosed that he was a contributor to the Proposition 8 campaign to make gay marriage illegal in California. Raddon’s $1,000 contribution to “Yes on 8” was discovered by. Raddon is a Mormon and the Mormon Church organized major donations against gay marriage. Though the board of the festival gave Raddon a vote of confidence, the revelation made his continued tenure impossible.