TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ – Astral Media and Innoversity announced today the attendance of esteemed filmmaker Deepa Mehta at the 2006 Innoversity Summit. Astral Media Presents Hussain Amarshi In Conversation with Deepa Mehta will take place on Monday, October 23 at 10:45 a.m. at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre and will feature a one-on-one dialogue between Mehta and film visionary Hussain Amarshi. In this candid and interactive one-hour session, the two long-time friends and business associates will provide an overview of their careers and insight into the Canadian film industry.
Mehta is an internationally renowned Canadian filmmaker who began her film career as a screenwriter for children’s films. The award-winning filmmaker made her feature-film directorial debut in 1991 with Sam & Me and is best known for her film trilogy, Earth, Fire and most recently Water, all of which are based in India.
Amarshi is President of film distribution company, Mongrel Media. Amarshi has been instrumental in the production and distribution of some of Canada’s
most critically-acclaimed films over the past decade including Water, Bollywood/Hollywood, Marion Bridge, The Corporation, Eve & the Firehorse, Sabah and Manufactured Landscapes.
Astral Media Presents Hussain Amarshi In Conversation with Deepa Mehta is open to all registered delegates of the 2006 Innoversity Summit from October 23 to October 24 in Toronto.