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AMPD Industry Talks: Film Storytelling with R.T. Thorne

YORK UNIVERSITY MOTION MEDIA STUDIO in collaboration with OYA BLACK ARTS COALITION (OBAC) present Industry Talks Series

Hosted by INGRID VENINGER, director, York University Motion Media Studio (YUMMS) 
Guest Speaker R.T. THORNE, film writer and director

Date: Friday, Feb. 23
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: York U Motion Media Studio (777 Kipling Ave, Toronto M8Z 5Z4)
Free event.
Registration required for entry.


R.T. Thorne has emerged as one of Canada’s most eclectic storytelling voices. A versatile triple threat, focused on telling stories that break new ground representing the unrepresented. Latest project THE PORTER, is a critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated historical drama for BET and CBC. In December 2023, R.T. was celebrated as Playback’s Director of the Year.

Ingrid Veninger is director of the York University Motion Media Studio. She joined the Department of Cinema & Media Arts in 2019 and is the area head of screenwriting. As a filmmaker, she has produced 15 features with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Busan, Rome, Goa and MoMA in New York. Her current hybrid-fiction project is titled this film does not want a title.


Feb 23 2024


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


York U Motion Media Studio
777 Kipling Ave, Toronto M8Z 5Z4


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