Banff World Television Festival announces participants for Master Class series

MUMBAI: The Banff World Television Festival organisers have announced participants for its Master Class Series.

The event takes place in Banff, Canada from 10-13 June 2007.

The lineup will include Mike Clattenburg who wrote, directed and produced the comedy series The Trailer Park Boys, Greg Daniels who is an executive producer of The Office, Lifetime Entertainment Services president entertanment Susanne Daniels and Ben Silverman who is an executive producer of The Office, and Ugly Betty.

Clattenburg and Daniels will participate in this year’s Master Class sessions, which focus on the development and production of TV’s most popular series and provide a framework for dialogue between the “Master” and the audience. Globe & Mail columnist John Doyle (in addition to taking part on a panel discussing TV criticism and its impact on the industry), will be interviewing Clattenburg for the latter’s Master Class appearance.

Daniels and Silverman will be interviewed by New York Times reporter and best-selling author Bill Carter for the In Conversation… series at this year’s Festival. These one-hour forums are an opportunity for high profile television visionaries and creators to be interviewed one-on-one by equally engaging media personalities, in front of the Festival audience. These informal conversations draw out insights from participants and are among the most popular with delegates.

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