Toronto fest taps symposium headliners

Janet Brown, Shane Smith among participants

TORONTO -- Argentinian producer Sebastian Aloi, Cinetic Rights Management COO Janet Brown and Spafax executive producer Shane Smith will participate in the Toronto International Film Festival's industry symposium, organizers said Monday.

Other symposium headliners include John Bain, senior vp distribution at Canadian distributor Maple Pictures, Alcina Pictures producer Paul Barkin and Matt Dentler, head of marketing and programming at Cinetic Rights Management.

Toronto also has booked Canadian filmmaker Don McKellar to join French director Olivier Assayas, British producer Stephen Woolley and Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf as mentors in the Talent Lab program.

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run Sept. 4-13.