Magazine article Screen International

Cameron Bailey Named TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head

Magazine article Screen International

Cameron Bailey Named TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head

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Board adopts two-headed leadership model.

Cameron Bailey

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) top brass have expanded the remit of artistic director Cameron Bailey, appointing him to the newly created post of artistic director and co-head.

Bailey, an urbane and widely admired cinephile who has served in the role of artistic director since 2012, will report directly to the board of directors effective October 1 and work alongside the TIFF managing director and co-head.

The latter role is yet to be filled. The board, which is working with Caldwell Partners on a global search for the right candidate, decided on the two-headed structure after CEO Piers Handling announced in 2017 that he would step down at the end of this year’s edition.

The board expects to make an announcement before the festival later this year, which runs from September 6-16.

“With a five year strategic plan for TIFF launched this year, and more changes on the horizon for our industry, we believe a two-headed structure is right for the future success of TIFF,” Jennifer Tory said. …

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