At the Helm: Peter Raymont


Peter Raymont’s strategies for navigating the evolving documentary landscape

Saturday, SEPT 21
2:15 – 3:45pm


Emmy-winning filmmaker (Shake Hands with the Devil), producer of TV dramas (The Border, Cracked) and documentary series (In The Making, Arctic Secrets, A Scattering of Seeds) the president of White Pine Pictures, Peter Raymont, discusses strategies for survival in the challenging world of film and television production. Raymont will discuss tips for evolving with the times, diversifying genres and keeping up with OTT streaming platforms. He stresses the value of regular contact with network executives and funders and the necessity of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Peter Raymont founded Toronto-based White Pine Pictures 40 years ago, after 8 years as a documentary editor and filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal.

All industry sessions are application-based.
Selected filmmakers will receive free-admission with the purchase of a Festival Pass.