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Thursday, November 15 • 9:00am - 9:50am
A Current Affair: State of the Festival Industry

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The media portrays the dark side of festivals with disasters and abuses or trumpets the big stars and glamorous events. But for industry insiders, the reality of running a festival is complex and the landscape is constantly changing. Let’s see what happened in 2018 and what’s trending for  2019.

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David Alan Bernahl,II

CEO, CLM, Pebble Beach & Los Angeles Food & Wine Festivals
David Alan Bernahl,II is CEO & Co-­Founder of Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), an idea kitchen with a current focus in the hospitality and lifestyle sectors. CLM was first widely recognized for producing Pebble Beach Food & Wine, a four-­‐day, annual event hosted at Pebble Beach... Read More →

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Peter Bell

Executive Director, Telluride Society for Jazz
Peter Bell is a seasoned nonprofit executive and a lover of jazz. In his “day job,” Bell is President & CEO of Dworbell, Inc., a Washington, DC-based organizational consulting firm that provides comprehensive association management services to several national nonprofit trade... Read More →
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Anita Cotic

Director, Film Office and Event Production, TIFF
Anita became a cinephile and culture aficionado from the moment she watched Wizard of Oz at age four. As Director of Film Office and Event Production for the Toronto International Film Festival, Anita works closely with Festival and year round TIFF Bell Lightbox programming teams... Read More →
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Rachel Mandel

Producer, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards
Rachel Mandel is an Events Producer for the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) which takes place during the Tribeca Film Festival (Tribeca). She has worked with Tribeca since 2008. During her time there she has worked on ten film festivals and helped produce the Tribeca Disruptive... Read More →
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Paul Reed

Chief Executive, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)
Paul is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AIF alongside shaping and implementing strategic development and growth. In addition, Paul oversees all campaigns, communications, partnerships and membership development at AIF.Paul has an extensive background in the live industry... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am PST
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