TIFF Picks A New Director

“Noah Cowan, who began his cinematic career at age 15 selling tickets for the Toronto International Film Festival, was crowned the fete’s new co-director yesterday. This self-described ‘child of the festival,’ was one of 12 American and Canadian candidates who applied for the job, one of the top film-related postings on the planet.” Cowan was previously associate director of programming for TIFF, before leaving in 1997 to head up a distribution company in New York.