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Top presenters for Banff World TV fest

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MUMBAI: The Banff World Television Festival, which is a global hub for those wanting to network with television's hottest commodities, has announced a stellar lineup of presenters for its famed master sessions and case studies.

The Banff World Television Festival, which will take place from 12- 15 June at the Fairmont Banff Springs amid the Canadian Rockies, will welcome directors Jon Cassar and Jeremy Podeswa among its growing list of participants. Though Cassar's credits include La Femme Nikita and Mutant X, he is perhaps best known for his work as director/co-executive producer of Fox's Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama, 24. Podeswa's credits include Showtime's wildly popular series, The L Word, and HBO hits, Carnivàle and Six Feet Under.

Attendees will also have the chance to get up close and personal with Academy Award and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd, Fox Reality Channel COO and general manager David Lyle, accomplished director, producer and writer Patricia Rozema and producer Peter Raymont, among others.

From pulse-pounding thrillers and edge-of-your seat dramas to poignant documentaries, hit reality series and beyond, each of these television industry heavyweights contributes his or her own unique expertise, all of which add up to the dynamic spectrum of conference programs for which BANFF is famous.

"For the past 25 years, our goal has been to get attendees face-to-face with executives whose experience can provide a compelling, timely and relevant insight into the world's television climate," said Banff World Television Festival CEO Robert Montgomery. "This year is no different. BANFF will celebrate its 26th Anniversary with a very well-rounded compendium of TVs' greatest thinkers, movers and shakers."

Banff World Television Festival's master sessions and case studies consist of hour-long programs in which VIP guests engage in lively moderated question and answer dialogues before an audience.

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