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SUMMIT SERIES: Paul Feig, director, producer, screenwriter and activist
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
“I’m never looking for strong female characters, because I don’t like that term,” Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”, “Ghostbusters: ATC”, The Office) told the U.K.’s Independent in 2018. “It feels two-dimensional. I like women who are strong and weak and funny and vulnerable and scared.” Feig was speaking to his most recent feature, “A Simple Favor,” but his views on the subject are ones that have shaped an entire career, from his cult hit Freaks and Geeks to his most recent indie venture, Powderkeg, which aims to amplify the careers of creatives from underrepresented backgrounds in entertainment. Feig is a singular personality in the entertainment business: a wildly successful producer-director beloved by cult fandoms and mainstream audiences alike, a powerful activist for diverse voices and a sartorial icon. Join Feig on BANFF’s historic main stage for an unforgettable conversation on a career that continues to awe and inspire.
Deputy Editor, Arts & Entertainment
The Hollywood Reporter
Director, Screenwriter, Actor & Activist