Whistler Film Festival Taps Industry Veteran Julie Di Cresce

first_imgWhistler, B.C. (August 29, 2018) – With 13 weeks until its 18th edition, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) has hired Toronto-based industry veteran Julie Di Cresce as its new Director of Industry Programming. Di Cresce will oversee all of the industry, project development and talent programs associated with the Whistler Film Festival and Summit. She takes over from Angie Nolan, who has been part of WFF since its inception and worked on the industry programming team since 2004. Di Cresce will be on-site taking meetings for the festival during the Toronto International Film Festival.“We’re excited to have Julie join our team as Director of Industry Programming, and are confident that her experience, passion for storytelling and creative and market instincts will serve to elevate our industry programming and talent development programs,” says Shauna Hardy Mishaw, Whistler FIlm Festival Executive Director.Di Cresce brings over a decade of experience in broadcast programming and production to the role and is passionate about storytelling. She is currently the Program Advisor for the NSI Totally Television program and most recently taught screenwriting at the Humber School of Media Studies. She holds an MA in Film from York University and a Cinema Specialist from the University of Toronto. Twitter Advertisement She was Head of Development for Two in Hand Media (the production arm of Vanguarde Artists) and VP of TV Development for First Generation Films. Before moving into production she was the Director of Canadian Programming at Super Channel where she was responsible for honing their original programming strategy. She was production executive on commissioned projects such as SLASHER (Netflix) and VERSAILLES (Canal +). She also pre-licensed Canadian feature films such as TURBO KID (SXSW Audience Award Winner 2015) and pre-bought a robust slate of feature-length documentaries such as A SKYJACKER’S TALE and TOKYO IDOLS, which premiered at Sundance in 2017.Prior to joining Super Channel she held the post of Director of Original Programming for HBO Canada, where she managed a robust slate of series in development and was acting production executive on all prelicensed feature films and documentaries, as well as series greenlit into production, including titles such as GOON, PILLARS OF THE EARTH (Starz) and LESS THAN KIND.*From November 28th to December 2nd, the Whistler Film Festival will welcome film fans and filmmakers to experience its 18th edition featuring fresh films, special guests, epic events, unique industry and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premier mountain resort destination.The Whistler Film Festival is funded by the Government of Canada through Telefilm Canada, and by the Province of British Columbia and the Resort Municipality of Whistler through the Resort Municipality Initiative, is supported by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the American Friends of Whistler, and is sponsored by Variety, Creative BC, Cineplex, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler, RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate, and the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.The Whistler Film Festival Society is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, industry and audiences in Whistler. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com.FESTIVAL DATESNOV. 28TH TO DEC. 2NDTO PURCHASE TICKETS VISIT THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITEhttps://whistlerfilmfestival.com/ Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Andre Silva unsure if he will remain at Sevilla

first_imgSevilla loan star Andre Silva admits he still has no idea over whether he will remain at the club permanentlyFollowing a difficult debut campaign at AC Milan, Silva left for Sevilla on loan and has enjoyed a stunning start with eight goals in his opening 16 La Liga games.Club director Joaquin Caparros announced last month that they intend to trigger their buy option for Silva from Milan for a reported €30m.But it appears that Silva is none the wiser when it comes to his long-term future with the 23-year-old’s sole focus staying on the pitch.“The truth is that I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Silva told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“What I am doing now is fighting for Sevilla, doing the best I can for Sevilla and myself. I’m happy, I’m very happy but nobody can predict the future.”“I’ve already said many times that I feel good here and that I am happy, but what happens outside the pitch no longer concerns me. I’m just thinking about training and games.”The Portugal international also gave his thoughts on a potential title bid from Sevilla this season.Pablo Machin’s side, who are third in La Liga, will next take on second-place Atletico Madrid on January 6.last_img read more

In the quest of perfection

first_imgThe exhibition titled A tryst with Divinity that is on in the Capital is a photographic tribute to India’s magnificent landscapes by Sharat Sharma. Sharma is the Director Operations of Delhi Metro.The artiste believes that only two things matter …one is your positivity, when you have nothing and the second one is your humility, when you have everything!An engineer by profession, photography for Sharma began as a hobby and gradually grew into a passion, as he deployed his analytical skills to capture and reproduce the magic of nature’s sublime beauty, in all its unpredictable forms. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’He discovers inner peace and tranquillity in the solitude and pristine beauty of the rugged mountains, the plains, the rivers and the forests. The thunderstorms, torrential rains and cloudy skies taught him patience and inspired him to excel in his quest for perfection.The urge to explore the lesser travelled paths have led him to remote areas in India and abroad. He says, ‘I believe that India is truly blessed and our landscapes are at par with the best in the world. Someday it would be easier for the common man to travel to these divine locations, to experience the true beauty of India’. Where: The Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road When:On till 31 October (11 am – 7 pm)last_img read more

Emirates posts significant drop in profits at 237 million

first_img Share Emirates posts significant drop in profits, at $237 million By: The Associated Press Thursday, May 9, 2019 DUBAI — The Middle East’s biggest airline, Emirates, said on Thursday that profits were down almost 70% in the past fiscal year, reaching lows of $237 million, compared to last year’s whopping $762 million.The Dubai-based airline’s parent company Emirates Group also posted lower profits at $631 million, down 44% from last year.Despite the dip in profits, revenue reached record highs of nearly $30 billion for Emirates Group. Revenue for the airline was slightly up at $26.7 billion.The company said operating costs had increased substantially as it footed its biggest-ever fuel bill at more than $8 billion on the back of oil prices that climbed 25% higher over the last year.The company said a strengthened U.S. dollar, lower airfreight demand and weakened travel demand also contributed to eroded 2018-19 earnings.HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairmand and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group, acknowledged in a statement that the past fiscal year “has been tough, and our performance was not as strong as we would have liked.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckThe company released its earnings in a statement, saying it invested about $4 billion in new aircraft and equipment, the acquisition of companies and other initiatives compared to the previous year’s $2.5 billion in similar spending.Among the major purchases was a commitment for 70 new Airbus planes worth $21.4 billion at list prices to be delivered over the next five years. The company also made slight increases in its total workforce, employing a total of about 105,300 people.Emirates Group additionally operates the global DNATA – or Dubai National Air Transport Association – ground and travel services provider. That division of the company had revenues of close to $4 billion and profits of $394 million.“It’s hard to predict the year ahead, but both Emirates and dnata are well positioned to navigate speed bumps, as well as to compete and succeed in the global marketplace,” Al Maktoum said in a statement.Al Maktoum is also chairman of budget carrier flydubai, which has a codeshare agreement with Emirates. While the two airlines operate independently, both are owned by the state-owned Investment Corporation of Dubai.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthEmirates Group said it declared a dividend of $136 million to the Investment Corporation of Dubai from its latest fiscal year earnings.The aviation, travel, tourism and leisure industries are key pillars of Dubai’s economy, which has seen a slowed down pace of growth, declines in real estate prices and companies cutting costs either by firing employees or freezing hiring as non-oil businesses struggle with delays in payments down the supply chain.Emirates airline’s aggressive expansion and growth has helped transform its hub at Dubai International Airport into the world’s busiest for international passengers. The airline said it carried 58.6 million passengers this past year, nearly the same as the year before. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Dubai, Emirates, Profit Report, United Arab Emirateslast_img read more