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Toronto film festival announces new focus on television

This year’s Toronto film festival will introduce a new program highlighting the best in international television shown on the big screen.

Primetime will showcase up to six shows that come from either broadcasters or streaming networks, with a sway towards independent film-makers working on the small screen.

“What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with a programme that focuses on the new golden era of television that’s currently producing high-quality global programming, terrific writing, and direction that rivals the best feature filmmaking,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival. “We’re thrilled to provide an exclusive platform for these strong creative voices.”

The lineup is yet to be announced but the screenings will sit alongside Q&A sessions with the talent behind the shows.

“Film and television have been converging for years, with many filmmakers gravitating to television to experiment with that medium,” said Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the festival. “Primetime will highlight these developments internationally, spotlighting the growing intersection between these two moving-image cultures and industries.”

This year’s festival runs from 10-20 September.

Source: Guardian

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Front Page, Industry News

Toronto film festival announces new focus on television

This year’s Toronto film festival will introduce a new program highlighting the best in international television shown on the big screen.

Primetime will showcase up to six shows that come from either broadcasters or streaming networks, with a sway towards independent film-makers working on the small screen.

“What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with a programme that focuses on the new golden era of television that’s currently producing high-quality global programming, terrific writing, and direction that rivals the best feature filmmaking,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival. “We’re thrilled to provide an exclusive platform for these strong creative voices.”

The lineup is yet to be announced but the screenings will sit alongside Q&A sessions with the talent behind the shows.

“Film and television have been converging for years, with many filmmakers gravitating to television to experiment with that medium,” said Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the festival. “Primetime will highlight these developments internationally, spotlighting the growing intersection between these two moving-image cultures and industries.”

This year’s festival runs from 10-20 September.

Source: Guardian

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Front Page, Industry News

Toronto film festival announces new focus on television

This year’s Toronto film festival will introduce a new program highlighting the best in international television shown on the big screen.

Primetime will showcase up to six shows that come from either broadcasters or streaming networks, with a sway towards independent film-makers working on the small screen.

“What better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than with a programme that focuses on the new golden era of television that’s currently producing high-quality global programming, terrific writing, and direction that rivals the best feature filmmaking,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the festival. “We’re thrilled to provide an exclusive platform for these strong creative voices.”

The lineup is yet to be announced but the screenings will sit alongside Q&A sessions with the talent behind the shows.

“Film and television have been converging for years, with many filmmakers gravitating to television to experiment with that medium,” said Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the festival. “Primetime will highlight these developments internationally, spotlighting the growing intersection between these two moving-image cultures and industries.”

This year’s festival runs from 10-20 September.

Source: Guardian

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