How to convince everyone you own a film studio

Or what I learned from the TIFF Industry Conference

Maybe I’m just naïve. Wait that’s a terrible way to start this. Let me start over.

I am naïve. When I first signed up for the Toronto International Film Festival Industry Conference, I assumed everyone there would be realistic about what they were working on, looking for insight into the troubles of producing indie films in our modern times. We’d talk about the art, and technical mastery. We’d share war stories and cry softly as we held each other. We’d talk about truth and all its trappings. We’d be friends forever. Like I said, I am pretty naïve.

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