HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Director/Writer Tyler Perry arrives at the Lionsgate premiere of "Madea's Big Happy Family" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Tyler Perry, Bill Kramer join TIFF industry conference lineup
The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first wave of speakers for its Industry Conference lineup in September.
According to THR, veteran director and actor Tyler Perry; Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and newly named Academy president Janet Yang lead the slate of Hollywood creative talent and executives taking part in keynotes and panels.
Besides premiering his new Netflix film, A Jazzman’s Blues, in Toronto, Perry will discuss his career as a film writer, director, producer, actor and studio owner. Kramer and Yang will share the stage at TIFF to possibly discuss Oscars drama and organizational reforms at the Film Academy.
Industry conference organizers have also invited representatives from the Academy, the Screen Actors Guild and other Hollywood stakeholders to discuss “The Future of Awards” as each organization has an evolving impact on the film industry.