On Monday, June 10 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, six exciting original music creators for the screen were launched. Neither Toronto Raptors crowds nor heavy rainstorms deterred industry insiders, alumni, press, cast and crew, family and friends from celebrating the multi-talented 2018 Slaight Music Residents at this not-to-be-missed annual showcase.
The Slaight Music Residency showcase represents a culmination of nine months of exceptional creativity, collaboration, and disciplined hard work by the program’s residents – Suad Bushnaq, Jason Couse, Stephen Krecklo, Antonio Naranjo, and Ashley Jane and Timon Wientzek of the duo In the City. It is designed to show off what they can do for the screen, as Kathryn Emslie, CFC’s Chief Programs Officer, noted in her opening remarks.
CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw thanked Donna and Gary Slaight and The Slaight Family Foundation for their incredible vision and support, represented well last night by Derrick Ross, President, Slaight Music Foundation, and Ali Slaight, Head of Talent Development, Slaight Music Foundation, noting that “without them we couldn’t do all this, and they care deeply about the musicians and what we do.” Klymkiw also thanked the Government of Ontario and their ongoing investment, which “makes good economic sense given the rapid and ongoing growth of the screen entertainment sector in Ontario.”