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NFB Head Tom Perlmutter joins “Future of StoryTelling” summit

Press release


Montreal, September 5, 2013―When it's time to discuss the future of storytelling, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is there.

NFB Commissioner Tom Perlmutter will be among a community of leading storytellers across a wide array of disciplines—film, TV, publishing, music, gaming, journalism, advertising and more—exploring how technology is changing the way we communicate and tell stories, when the Future of StoryTelling (FoST) hosts its second annual summit in New York City on Thursday, October 3.

Perlmutter will join speakers from a broad range of media and industries, including Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry; Chris Milk, director and artist; Susan Bonds, co-founder and CEO, 42 Entertainment; Robert Wong, Chief Creative Officer, Google Creative Lab; Kevin Slavin, Founder, area/code, and Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab; Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer, Vice; Alexis Lloyd, Creative Director, New York Times Research and Development Lab; and Lisa Donovan, co-founder, Maker Studios. For a complete list, click here.

Head of the NFB since 2007, Perlmutter has spearheaded a transformation of the organization into one of the world's pioneering digital content hubs and expanded the NFB's leadership in original, cutting-edge documentary, animation and stereoscopic storytelling.

An event as innovative as the narratives it explores, FoST is designed to disrupt the traditional conference model. Three hundred attendees receive advance access to specially made short films, each featuring a FoST speaker discussing his or her area of expertise. Attendees then choose their three favourite speakers, and join them for 60-minute roundtable conversations.

A short film with Tom Perlmutter about the future of storytelling is now online at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlaZWrmez8A.

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) creates groundbreaking interactive works, social-issue documentaries and auteur animation. The NFB has produced over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 4 Canadian Screen Awards, 7 Webbys, 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.



Pat Dillon, NFB Publicist
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Lily Robert, Director, Corporate Communications, NFB
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E-mail: l.robert@nfb.ca