Ken Loach Producer Rebecca O’Brien to Deliver Strategic Partners Keynote


TORONTO - Longtime Ken Loach producer Rebecca O’Brien and digital guru Brent V. Friedman have joined the lineup for Strategic Partners, taking place Sept. 13-16 in Halifax.

As the key Canadian co-production conference targets indie producers in the U.S. and Britain this year, O’Brien, who has made 12 movies with Loach, will participate in a keynote conversation on international film financing and production.

O’Brien’s film credits include the 2006 Palme D'Or winner The Wind That Shakes The Barley, this year's Cannes jury prize-winning The Angels’ Share and the Bean movie for Working Title.

Friedman, a founding partner in Electric Farm Entertainment, will also provide a keynote address in Halifax on storytelling in a fast-changing digital landscape.

His TV credits include writer/producer on Star Trek: Enterprise, Twilight Zone and co-creator of the NBC series Dark Skies.

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