Media Release

Talent to Watch at this year's Forum!

For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2012

Media Contact: Rory Richards
Tel: (604) 505.6210

Vancouver, BC -- The script is where it all begins. It's what makes or breaks a project. That's why the VIFF's Film & TV Forum has invited some of the top writers from the realm of film, TV, and digital media to participate in the 27th edition of The Forum, Sept. 26 - 29th at the Rogers Industry Centre.

Whether you're writing for the big, small or handheld screen, this year's Forum has it covered. On Global Trends Day, John Cabrera, Head Writer of Bryan Singer's new digital series, H+, brings a fresh and innovative perspective to the session, THE NEXT GENERATION OF STORYTELLERS. Along with fellow panelists Rita Hsiao (Mulan) and Matt MacLennan (Splinter Cell) the session will focus on writing for a global audience, from gaming to animation to web series.

Feature film screenplays get a specific focus on the session THE ART OF THE ANTAGONIST with Glenn Berger (Monsters vs Aliens and the new Paul Feig comedy Wish List) and Rhett Reese (Zombieland).

Once the brilliant script is ready, it's time for a director to step in. SUCCESS STORIES will focus on new filmmakers who have attracted both movie stars and financing to their indie films. Directors Tanya Wexler (Hysteria starring Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Robert Byington (Somebody Up There Likes Me starring Parks & Recreations' Nick Offerman) will be welcomed by moderator Kris Elgstrand (co-director/screenwriter, Doppelgänger Paul) to discuss securing talent and getting unique movies made in today's competitive marketplace.

"This is the year to see and be seen at the Forum. With more guests than ever in the history of this 27-year Vancouver film industry tradition, the 2012 VIFF Forum is where your career can expand into the global career you want it to be," says Creative Director Kellie Ann Benz. "Don't leave home without your business cards - or QR codes or BBM Pins!"

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