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Goodmans Presents: Meet the Film Buyers


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Monday August 18th, 2008

Presented by Goodmans LLP - A free networking event exclusively for WIFT-T members

This panel will be helpful for professionals in film seeking to sell, or to gain assistance getting their independent films into the next phase of development. With the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, many writers and producers will be seeking quality connections to help steer their projects in the right directions. Come join fellow WIFT-T members, acquisitions executives, publicists and Canada’s leading production executives for an exclusive panel and networking event. This panel will cover everything from pitching script ideas at a festival, to current trends on the international film production scene, as well as, the creative and financial resources necessary for moving a film into the next stage of development.

This session will focus on:

  • What should a writer or producer bring to a festival with them?
  • How does pitching a film to an executive producer differ from a pitching to a distributor?
  • What level of financing should be in place for a feature film before moving on to the next stage of development?
  • What creative and financial resources should a producer source from a festival/market at each phase of development?

Moderator:  Anita Lee , Award Winning Feature Film Producer from the National Film Board. Currently producing Deepa Mehta’s dramatic feature “Heaven on Earth”

Confirmed Panelists:
Karynn Austin , Director of Marketing & Distribution, Equinoxe Films
Charlotte Mickie , Managing Director of Maximum Films International
Angie Burns , VP of Publicity & Promotions for Maple Pictures
Don Carmody , Executive Producer of "Lucky Number Slevin" (2006), Producer of "Silent Hill" (2006), Co-Producer of "Chicago" (2002)

Location: National Film Board, Cinema, 150 John Street (at Richmond)
Date: Monday August 18th, 2008
RSVP: rsvp@wift.com, 416-322-3430 x 221
Registration: 6:00pm-6:30pm
Time: 6:30pm-9:00