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TIFF 2017: TIFF WHITE PARTY 2017 – WILLIAM F WHITE INTERNATIONAL (Sep 12, 2017)

Words+Interview: Sumona Roy     Images: HUMsandy

Every year, one of the TIFF industry highlights is the annual William F. White International’s TIFF WHITE PARTY  hosted by CEO Paul Bronfman and his stellar team.

“I’m bullish on our industry”

CEO Paul Bronfman Opening Speech (TIFF White Party 2017)

CEO Paul Bronfman Opening SpeechTIFF White Party 2017

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Spearheading the industry for well over +30 years, CEO Paul Bronfman founded Comweb Corporation (1998) and acquired William F. White International (1989), Mr. Bronfman has been integral in Canada’s film and television industry: from TIFF, Hot Docs, to Banff World Media Festival; Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre (CFC); to industry boards OMDC, FilmOntario, CMPA, & ACCT.

Interview w. CEO Paul Bronfman (TIFF White Party 2017)

Interview w. CEO Paul Bronfman William F White InternationalTIFF White Party 2017

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Equally impressive, Mr. Bronfman’s son Jonathan Bronfman has forged his own path as a film producer with an equally accomplished long list of production credits, including selection in this year’s TIFF Contemporary World Cinema program with film Pyewacket.

"Pyewacket" Film Producer Jonathan Bronfman

"Pyewacket" Film Producer Jonathan Bronfman(TIFF White Party 2017)

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As with every passing year, William F. White International (Whitesis heavily involved in the behind-the-scenes of the Canadian film sector. Offering new innovations & developments that not just entertains millions of viewers in front of theatres and screens, but creating sustainable film infrastructure that quarterbacks Canada’s growing reputation in the sector.

Recent productions supported by Whites includes: box office notables: Stephen King’s IT, Paramount’s xXx: The Return of Xander Cage and 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool, acclaimed successful TV shows: Starz’s American Gods, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, FX’s Fargo, BBC’s Orphan Black, CW’s Supergirl & Riverdale, and ABC’s Designated Survivor to name a few.

The city of Toronto and it’s surrounding areas have steadily become the prime shooting location(s) for studio productions worldwide.

Whites again leads the demand with two (2) new filming spaces: the Immersive LED Studio (ILED) utilizes a set of 6 independent state-of-the-art LED panels to create an immersive, controllable customizable environment that creates cost-efficiency & time-savings in production; and 7,000 square-foot production facility Whites Spacethat offers clients a 2,000 square-foot, 3-sided cyclorama, fully equipped with controllable lighting using Arri’s state-of-the-art Skypanels which can create green screen, blue screen, tungsten, daylight, or hybrid lighting set-ups in seconds.

Whitesrevolutionary mobile app Croogloo is in full service to the industry, centralizing production management to streamline and digitize the way crew information is distributed and obtained.

Introducing Mobile App Croogloo

Introducing Mobile App Croogloo! Designed to streamline & digitize the way crew information is distributed and obtained.

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Industry education plays a key role by Whites, offering mentorships, scholarships, sponsorships and institutional support to the next generation of industry recruits.

Shelly QuadeManager, Programs & DevelopmentNational Screen Institute (NSI)TIFF White Party 2017www.nsi-canada.ca

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Headquartered in Winnipeg, the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization involved in film, television and digital media training education for writers, directors and producers. NSI market-driven courses have led to successful careers for graduates by strengthening their skills and giving them a competitive edge. The most recent alumni survey, 87% of respondents are working in the film and TV industry.

The event also served to present the latest winner of the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship, this year’s winner was Everett Sokol, “This being my first time attending TIFF, it was an unforgettable experience. With the support from William F. White, I was able to meet the best people in the industry. Whites gave me the an opportunity to establish connections in the industry I never would have been able to make before”.

Start the party with some AC/DC!

You can't start a party without a little AC/DC "Highway to Hell"!TIFF White Party 2017

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As the entertainment landscape continues to change, disrupt and evolve at breathtaking speed, Mr. Bronfman and his team are well-equipped to lead the charge to cement Canada’s prominence to the world.

 

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