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Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Toronto International Film Festival welcomes its new CEO, Cameron Bailey

The Toronto International Film Festival has appointed Cameron Bailey as its new CEO. TIFF’s board of directors expressed their trust in Bailey’s ability to guide the non-profit organisation through a fast-changing industry in a statement announcing the news.

Bailey takes over as CEO after acting as co-head with Joana Vicente, who stepped down on Oct. 31 towards becoming CEO of the Sundance Institute.

Bailey formerly worked as TIFF’s artistic director and co-director under former Chief executive Piers Handling. He started working at TIFF as a periodic film programmer in 1990 and worked extensively as a film director in the media.

TIFF also announced the appointment of Jeffrey Remedios, chairman, and CEO of Universal Music Canada, as the new chairperson of the board. He takes over for Jennifer Tory, who has been in the position since 2016.

In a statement released Tuesday, Remedios praised Bailey’s leadership, stating, “There is no one better prepared to move TIFF ahead.” Bailey expressed that leading the cultural organization is “both a joy and a great responsibility.”

In a statement, he added, “I’m indebted to TIFF’s founders and each of TIFF’s prior leaders for developing an institution dedicated to making positive change in the world for filmgoers, filmmakers, and all those who make movies meaningful.”

TIFF’s activities include a variety of events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, a downtown film hub with five theatres, educational and recreational facilities, in addition to the September film festival.

Source: CP24

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