Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey has been the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2008. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of the festival's selection. Before assuming his current role, Bailey worked as journalist, film critic and a programmer for TIFF. In addition, he has programmed and hosted TIFF’s highly successful subscription series "Reel Talk," and headed TIFF’s "Perspective Canada" series as well as curated films for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and Australia’s Sydney International Film Festival. As the artistic director of one of the world’s biggest and most important film festivals, Bailey brings a comprehensive wealth of experience to his position, and under his lead the festival continues to grow in size and significance every year.

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Toby Coffey

Toby Coffey is Head of Digital Development for the National Theatre. His role is responsible for the creative and technical development of the digital interfaces between the NT and its audiences. Toby develops forms of digital engagement and interaction around the NT and its productions. Relevant areas include online, UX, cross-platform, app development, digital publishing, interactive installations, AR, VR, 360˚ films, transmedia and documentary production. He has 15 years expertise in the digital arena from creative, technical, production and social perspectives.

Thomas Ebeling

Thomas Ebeling was born in 1959. After earning a degree in psychology from Hamburg University, he began his career with Reemtsma in 1987. In 1991, he moved to Pepsi-Cola Germany, where he served as a marketing manager. Starting in 1994, he was National Sales and Franchise Director for the retail and restaurant sales of Pepsi-Cola, and in 1996, he was appointed General Manager of Pepsi-Cola Germany. In 1997, he switched to Novartis as General Manager of Novartis Nutrition for Germany and Austria. In 1998, Thomas Ebeling assumed worldwide leadership of the Novartis Nutrition Division. In 1998, he was appointed to the Novartis Executive Committee. From 2000 to October 2007, he served as CEO of the global Novartis pharmaceuticals business. Under his leadership, the company's revenues more than doubled from US$11 billion to US$22.6 billion. In October 2007, he was appointed CEO of the Novartis Consumer Health Division. Since March 2009, he is CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. Thomas Ebeling was appointed to the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG in 2012. Since April 2017 he has been member of the Supervisory Board of GfK SE.

Ed Guiney

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Ed Guiney heads Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Current productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Sebastián Lelio’s DISOBEDIENCE, THE FAVOURITE also directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER. Recent productions include ROOM which was nominated for four Academy Awards®. Other recent productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE LOBSTER, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes and was nominated for an Academy Award® Original Screenplay. Guiney’s other production credits include FRANK, WHAT RICHARD DID, GARAGE and ADAM & PAUL (all directed by Lenny Abrahamson), SHADOW DANCER (James Marsh), THE GUARD (John Michael McDonagh), OMAGH (Pete Travis) and THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (Peter Mullan).

Ruben Igielko-Herrlich

Over the past 26 years, Ruben Igielko-Herrlich, founding partner of The Propaganda Company, has served as a vanguard for the entertainment marketing industry with his ventures Propaganda GEM and PREVA Media residing under the group’s umbrella. In May 2016, Propaganda GEM became a fully owned subsidiary of the Wanda Cinema Line. Globally, the company is acknowledged as being one of the pioneers of branded entertainment, recognizing and developing innovative communication tools for global corporations by associating them with various forms of media. Igielko-Herrlich is credited with such dominating placements as the memorable Nokia integrations in both THE MATRIX and TRANSFORMERS and the impressive BMW integrations and promotional tie-ins with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL and MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, just to name a few.

Kirsten Niehuus

Kirsten Niehuus has been the Managing Director of the Film Funding Department of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg since 2004. Prior to that she worked in the film industry in various positions including as a lawyer for the German national film fund - Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) in Berlin and then as the acting director of the FFA. She was also the German representative to Eurimages as well as its vice-president for two years. She is a board member of various institutions, such as German Films, the Deutscher Filmförderfonds
(DFFF) and the Kuratorium der Berliner Filmhochschule (dffb). From 2012 until July 2016 she served as a member of the ZDF-Fernsehrat. In 2013 she was honored with the French order “Chevalier of Arts and Literature” and in 2014 became honorary professor at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf where she teaches film funding and film policy.

Tom Quinn

Quinn is the CEO and Founder of the newly launched label NEON (COLOSSAL, INGRID GOES WEST, BEACH RATS, BEACH BUM and I, TONYA).  As a distributor, Quinn is credited with having created a new distribution paradigm for such groundbreaking films as SNOWPIERCER, IT FOLLOWS and BACHELORETTE, while simultaneously championing a traditional distribution model for recent back-to-back Oscar winners 20 FEET FROM STARDOM and CITIZENFOUR.  Having acquired, produced and distributed over 200 films spanning a 20 year career, Quinn is responsible for launching 2 distribution labels: the boutique label RADiUS for Bob and Harvey Weinstein and the groundbreaking genre label Magnet for Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner.  He also played a key role in pioneering the use of VOD platforms as the Senior Vice President at Magnolia Pictures, and served as the VP of Acquisitions at Samuel Goldwyn where he was responsible for SUPER SIZE ME.  Quinn is the recipient of the Visionary Award alongside Eli Roth and Elijah Wood from the Stanley Film Festival, and the Leading Light Award from the DOC-NYC Film Festival.

Alicia Vikander

Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander is one of the most promising actors of her generation. Since making her film debut in PURE in 2009, Alicia has garnered recognition for a diverse range of roles. Alicia's sensitive portrayal of “Gerda Wegner” in Tom Hooper's THE DANISH GIRL resulted in her winning an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress. She was also seen in the lead female role in Alex Garland's award winning directorial debut, EX MACHINA. Alicia has recently completed filming the much anticipated reboot of TOMB RAIDER and will soon be seen in Wim Wenders' romantic thriller SUBMERGENCE, opposite James McAvoy. In addition, Alicia has EUPHORIA alongside Eva Green and Charles Dance coming up. As well as starring in the feature, she also produced it through her company Vikarious Productions. Both will be released this year, along with Justin Chadwick's TULIP FEVER, produced by The Weinstein Company.

Patrick Wachsberger

Patrick Wachsberger is Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, joining the Company when Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment in January 2012. He has proved during more than 30 years in the motion picture industry to be one of the leading international film executives in the world. Lionsgate's feature film slate has generated successful global box office hits, led by the global box office phenomenon LA LA LAND, winner of six Academy Awards®, the blockbuster HUNGER GAMES, NOW YOU SEE ME and JOHN WICK among others. Before joining Lionsgate, Mr. Wachsberger served as the Co-Chairman and President of Summit Entertainment, the company he helped launch in 1993, in addition to being CEO of Summit International. Mr. Wachsberger led Summit's evolution into one of the premier independent filmed entertainment studios worldwide, launching the blockbuster TWILIGHT SAGA franchise and THE HURT LOCKER.

Kirsten Niehuus

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Kirsten Niehuus has been the Managing Director of the Film Funding Department of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg since 2004. Prior to that she worked in the film industry in various positions including as a lawyer for the German national film fund - Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) in Berlin and then as the acting director of the FFA. She was also the German representative to Eurimages as well as its vice-president for two years. She is a board member of various institutions, such as German Films, the Deutscher Filmförderfonds
(DFFF) and the Kuratorium der Berliner Filmhochschule (dffb). From 2012 until July 2016 she served as a member of the ZDF-Fernsehrat. In 2013 she was honored with the French order “Chevalier of Arts and Literature” and in 2014 became honorary professor at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf where she teaches film funding and film policy.


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