This year we’ll be hosting our inaugural Tea Talks where members of the industry are invited to chat with participants about their career, the industry, or filmmaking in general in an intimate group setting. It’s a great opportunity to connect and go in depth with industry mentors.
The first two talks will be talking place in Downtown Toronto during the festival on Thursday November 17th with Milda Yoo, Manager of Sales & Acquisitions at Pacific Northwest Pictures, and Friday November 18th with Paritosh Mehta, Program Consultant at OMDC.
Tea Talks have limited slots available, and are on a first come, first served basis. Admission is $5 at the door, except for graduates of the Unsung Voices program and/or Emerging Pitch Finalists who may attend for free.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paritosh Mehta is a Program Consultant at OMDC delivering screen based financial and strategic programs to Ontario based media companies to help enable them to create and market screen based content. Prior to joining OMDC, Paritosh was the Director of Independent Production Development at Rogers Media’s OMNI division where he was responsible for creating and sourcing original content for television and digital platforms, coaching and mentoring independent producers, and managing the independent production budgets. During his time at OMNI, Paritosh commissioned award-winning documentaries series such as Extraordinary Canadians and Tiger, web-content series such as Sudden Master and scripted programming such as Blood & Water and Mohawk Girls.
Paritosh has a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Ryerson University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University, India. He was a recipient of the 2015 Transformation Award for Excellence in Media.