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Talent Lab 2008 – Applications Available

Hello 2007 Labbers!

Since the recent TokyoPop contract debate has completely super-charged my pagerank, I’m starting to get a number of enquiries at this site about the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab.

Yes, Sandra Cunningham and I will be co-producing this program again this year which is a real honour. I legitimately think this is one of the most inspiring developmental programs for emerging screenwriters, directors, and producers in the world (although sorry everyone else, it’s only open to Canadians this year). Matthew Hoos, my partner in crime at RocketAce was a director participant a few years back and I know it made a world of difference to his approach to his craft.

All that being said, could I respectfully ask that anyone with questions about the program, or the application process to e-mail, instead of using my contact form? Many of these e-mails will make their way to me regardless, but there’s a number of general enquiries that the crack Industry Initiatives staff will be able to answer better (and faster), and it will ensure no one gets lost in the cracks.

Application forms for the 2008 Lab are available now and
are due, along with all support materials, at the TIFF offices by Thursday June 26th at 5pm EST.