How Elevation Pictures’ Laurie May is Championing Diverse Stories on Screen

Laurie May portrait. She has long brown hair and a slight smirk against a light grey background.

In a landscape where diversity in storytelling is both sought after and celebrated, Laurie May has long been a guiding force that continues to shape the narrative voice of the film industry. As co-founder and co-president of Elevation Pictures, a Canadian distribution and production company, May’s vision has always been to make an impact by […]

Culture Counsel: TIFF and a Lesson on Strategic Partnerships

Auditorium of seats and speakers showing a glowing orange stage and TIFF branding.

Culture Counsel is a monthly column written by Ashlee Froese that focuses on the intersection of pop culture and law. September is here, which means that now we have to reluctantly trade in our beach towels for briefcases. Lucky for Torontonians, it also means that we get to trade in our summer concert and food […]

TIFF’s Cameron Bailey on How to Build a Business on Inclusion, Diversity, and Talent

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”15375″ parallax_speed_bg=”1.1″][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”500px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Written by Will Novosedlik | Illustration by Thales Molina” font_container=”tag:h6|font_size:12|text_align:center|color:%23a3a3a3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Dosis%3A200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cameron Bailey and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have grown up together. Now artistic director and co-head, Bailey joined as a programmer in 1990 and became co-director in 2008. While TIFF and Bailey were growing up […]