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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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