New York Times journo Carter to deliver closing address at Banff World Television Festival

MUMBAI: The Banff World Television Festival has announced that bestselling author and New York Times journalist Bill Carter will provide the Global Television Closing Address at this year’s Festival.

Carter, author of The Late Shift and Desperate Networks has reported on the television industry for more than 30 years and will share his industry insight with Banff delegates on 14 June, 2006 in Banff in Alberta, Canada. 

The Festival’s director of content, Jennifer Harkness says, “With his rich background, Bill Carter has an insider’s knowledge of how the television industry works. We are excited and honoured at the opportunity to have him close out Banff 2006.”

In Desperate Networks the author goes behind-the-scenes of the television industry to reveal the elaborate inner-workings, capturing portraits of larger-than-life moguls and stars who make it such a cut-throat business. His bestselling book, The Late Shift, provides an inside account of the power struggles for Johnny Carson’s seat on the Tonight Show.

The Banff World Television Festival takes place from 11-14 June. It positions itself as being an event where great television is born.


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