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Canuck storyteller summit set.

BANFF The who's who of the Canadian film and television industry are organizing a trainful summit series of international storytellers for September 2000.

Mobile event will bring together "content creators" (yet to be named) from around the world who have lived lives that lend themselves to storytelling in order to discuss storytelling and its evolution in the media.

Five-day summit, millennial project, is nicknamed "modern minstrels" due to its setting on a train as it makes its way across Canada from Montreal to Ottawa to Toronto.

Organized by the heads of the Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Television Fund plus various media and TV associations across the country, the Intl. Storytellers' Summit also has the participation of Canuck TV and film heavy weight such as directors Atom Egoyan, Don McKellar and Francois Girard, Banff festival director Pat Ferns and CBC TV heavy weight Slawko Klymkiw.

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Author:TILLSON, TAMSEN
Publication:Variety
Date:Jun 21, 1999
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