Handling remains director-CEO
MONTREAL — The Toronto Film Festival announced Wednesday that Piers Handling’s co-director Cameron Bailey has been named artistic director.
Handling remains as director and CEO.
Bailey became co-director three years ago, replacing Noah Cowan who had also been Handling’s co-director. Cowan moved to artistic director of Bell Lightbox, the fest’s home-base and screening venue.
The co-director’s role was to allow Handling to move away from the day-to-day running of the fest and focus on his CEO functions. But this latest move brings Handling back into a hands-on role.
Bailey and Cowan will be in charge of both year-round and fest programming.
“Today’s announcement is part of our ongoing efforts to become a fully integrated year-round film institution,” said Handling. “While Cameron’s responsibilities remain unchanged, I believe that his new title will support our efforts to streamline and integrate our programming across all divisions within the organization.”