The Dawn of New Storytellers

In order for the movie business to evolve, new perspectives and voices must be seen and heard.
We invite you to join us in Toronto on September 7th for our Script to Screen Summit along with award-winning industry executives who have been at the forefront of making films with emerging filmmakers:


Howard Barish (pictured above at Winston Baker's LA Forum), Award-Winning Producer and President, Kandoo Films: Howard and producing partner Ava Duvernay, have completed many projects together including the 11-time Emmy nominated film "13th". With a focus on developing emerging filmmakers, Barish is currently producing and financing a new film slate as part of his newly established fund.
Teddy Schwarzman, Award-Winning Producer and President & CEO, Black Bear Pictures: Since its 2011 launch, Black Bear’s slate, which includes hits such as "Mudbound" and "The Imitation Game", have grossed over $300M worldwide, been nominated for 13 Oscars, 9 Golden Globes, and premiered at top film festivals around the world.
Rena Ronson, Partner and Head of Independent Film Group, UTA: This year, Rena played an integral role in notable films such as "I Tonya", "Icarus", "Call Me By Your Name" and "Lady Bird".
Mark Ankner, Partner, Endeavor Content: Ankner’s past film projects include such award-winning favorites as "Patti Cake$", "Fruitvale Station", "Beasts Of No Nation", and "Undefeated".
Jessica Lacy, Partner/Head of Independent and International Film, ICM Partners: Jessica’s recent projects have included Spike Lee’s "BlacKkKansman", Sean Baker’s "The Florida Project", and Jennifer Fox’s "The Tale" starring Laura Dern.
Milan Popelka, COO, FilmNation Entertainment: In addition to serving as Executive Producer on award-winning film "Arrival", Milan’s other credits include "The Big Sick" and "The King’s Speech".
Laurie May, Co-President, Elevation Pictures: Laurie is the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Canadian Distribution company Elevation Pictures. Her credits include "Moonlight", "Lady Bird", "Hacksaw Ridge", "Room", "American Hustle", "The Hurt Locker", and "Mad Men".
To register for Script to Screen Summit, click here.