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SnagFilms hires Sean Farnel

Sean Farnel (pictured), the former director of programming for Hot Docs, has joined online documentary streaming website SnagFilms as an acquisitions consultant.
February 1, 2012

Sean Farnel (pictured), the former director of programming for Hot Docs, has joined online documentary streaming website SnagFilms as an acquisitions consultant.

Farnel stepped down from the head programming role at the Canadian festival last June, after six years with the organization. Prior to Hot Docs, Farnel was a staff programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Andrew Mer, SnagFilms VP of content partnerships, said: “Sean’s talent and expertise is well known throughout the industry. He will be an outstanding addition to our acquisitions staff.”

Farnel added: “Given their steady commitment to documentary, I’m delighted for the opportunity to bring a film festival programmer’s unique perspective to SnagFilms and deepen the curation that drives the company’s acquisition strategy.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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