With appearances by Louise Archambault, Don McKellar, Richie Mehta and many more
TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Journalists are cordially invited to three Talent to Watch Q&A sessions that give voice to Canadian talent on current topics, and which look at why Canadian cinema is applauded around the world.
Talent to Watch
Where: The Filmmakers' Lounge, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King Street West, Toronto
Class of 2013: New Canadians directors to watch
Date and time: Friday, September 6, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Steve Gravestock (Toronto International Film Festival)
- Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls)
- Gia Milani (All the Wrong Reasons)
- Clif Prowse (Afflicted)
- Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman (Asphalt Watches)
The future of Canadian cinema is here and it is now: meet the new directors - from the brave new First Nations voice of Jeff Barnaby, audacious artists Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman, Midnight Madness arrivals Clif Prowse and Derek Lee, to the strong woman perspective of Gia Milani. Hear how they got here and where they intend to go.
Not like a virgin: After the first feature
Date and time: Monday, September 9, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Martin Bilodeau, Le Devoir
- Richie Mehta (Siddharth)
- Louise Archambault (Gabrielle)
- Peter Stebbings (Empire of Dirt)
- Wiebke von Carolsfeld (Stay)
Making a great first feature is lightning in a bottle, with expectations raised for the second and subsequent films. Four filmmakers will discuss their experiences moving past the first feature, dealing with not only heightened expectations but sometimes new budget levels, new financing and creative partners, together with evolving marketplace challenges.
The Grand Seduction with Don McKellar and Roger Frappier
Date and time: Tuesday, September 10, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Patricia Rozema, director and screenwriter
- Don McKellar, director
- Roger Frappier, producer
The highly anticipated and star-studded English-language remake of the Québécois hit La Grande séduction (2003) - is the first intra-Canadian remake. This in-conversation session with director McKellar and producer Frappier will speak to the creative process between cultural and linguistic divides, the art of storytelling and entertaining audiences beyond borders.
SOURCE: Telefilm Canada
For further information:
RSVP for all three events: Andrea Grau, [email protected] or (416) 347-6749