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Cameron Bailey Moves Up as Artistic Director of Toronto International Film Festival

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 15, 2012 at 12:48PM

It was inevitable, given how well he's taken to the job of co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Now congrats are in order: Cameron Bailey is moving up as the artistic director.
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TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey
TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey

It was inevitable, given how well he's taken to the job of co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Now congrats are in order: Cameron Bailey is moving up as the artistic director. Long-time Toronto veteran Piers Handling's title remains unchanged as the director and CEO of TIFF.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.