Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Announces Industry Events

Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Announces Industry Events

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Panels on transmedia, direct distribution and keynote speakers including Participant Media's Jeff Skoll and Jim Berk and documentary director Andrew Jarecki are among the highlights of Toronto's industry programming, announced on Tuesday [13].

The Industry Conference is set to run from Sept 6-12 and will be split into daily themes covering emerging filmmakers, financing, co-production, marketing, creative process, distribution and transmedia.

Events include Moguls sessions with Plan B Entertainment's Dede Gardner, Focus Features' Alison Thompson and IMAX's Greg Foster and Rich Gelfond.

Programming includes panels on director distribution, co-productions and the Nigerian film industry.

"We're incredibly excited about this year's seven-day slate of programming," said Justin Cutler, Senior Manager, TIFF industry office. "The diverse group of creators, innovators and experts will provide a truly unique professional development experience for delegates attending the festival."

The two-day fifth annual TIFF Doc Conference runs from Sept 10-11 and kicks off with a keynote by Jarecki in which, 10 years after the release of Capturing The Friedmans, the director continues to champion Friedman's innocence with new footage. …

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