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Oscar-winner Paul Haggis to help budding filmmakers at Canadian Film Centre

TORONTO – Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis is joining the Canadian Film Centre to help up-and-coming moviemakers.

The CFC announced this morning that Haggis will serve as chair of the centre’s film programs.

It’s expected he’ll deliver one master class each year and will help the centre promote greater international awareness of its movie programs. His first class is set to take place this afternoon in Toronto.

In a statement Haggis said it was honour to accept the job and contribute to the legacy of filmmaker Norman Jewison, who founded the CFC.

Raised in London, Ont., Haggis became the first screenwriter to pen back-to-back Oscar winners with 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby” and 2005’s “Crash,” which he also directed. Other writing credits include “Flags of our Fathers” and “Casino Royale.”

The Canadian Film Centre has helped launch the careers of Canuck filmmakers including Clement Virgo, Sarah Polley, Vincenzo Natali and Don McKellar.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

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Front Page, Industry News

Oscar-winner Paul Haggis to help budding filmmakers at Canadian Film Centre

TORONTO – Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis is joining the Canadian Film Centre to help up-and-coming moviemakers.

The CFC announced this morning that Haggis will serve as chair of the centre’s film programs.

It’s expected he’ll deliver one master class each year and will help the centre promote greater international awareness of its movie programs. His first class is set to take place this afternoon in Toronto.

In a statement Haggis said it was honour to accept the job and contribute to the legacy of filmmaker Norman Jewison, who founded the CFC.

Raised in London, Ont., Haggis became the first screenwriter to pen back-to-back Oscar winners with 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby” and 2005’s “Crash,” which he also directed. Other writing credits include “Flags of our Fathers” and “Casino Royale.”

The Canadian Film Centre has helped launch the careers of Canuck filmmakers including Clement Virgo, Sarah Polley, Vincenzo Natali and Don McKellar.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

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Front Page, Industry News

Oscar-winner Paul Haggis to help budding filmmakers at Canadian Film Centre

TORONTO – Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis is joining the Canadian Film Centre to help up-and-coming moviemakers.

The CFC announced this morning that Haggis will serve as chair of the centre’s film programs.

It’s expected he’ll deliver one master class each year and will help the centre promote greater international awareness of its movie programs. His first class is set to take place this afternoon in Toronto.

In a statement Haggis said it was honour to accept the job and contribute to the legacy of filmmaker Norman Jewison, who founded the CFC.

Raised in London, Ont., Haggis became the first screenwriter to pen back-to-back Oscar winners with 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby” and 2005’s “Crash,” which he also directed. Other writing credits include “Flags of our Fathers” and “Casino Royale.”

The Canadian Film Centre has helped launch the careers of Canuck filmmakers including Clement Virgo, Sarah Polley, Vincenzo Natali and Don McKellar.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press

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