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Join host Lesley Luce as she cuts through the jargon and puts a new spin on the PR industry. In each episode, we interview experts who have made their mark in Public Relations, Social Media and creative industries and share their insight for taking your career to the next level. Find out more at www.pitchgraphicdesign.com
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Oct 2, 2018

On this episode of Pitching PR, I get to speak with Natalie Potosi. She explains what it’s like working at film festivals, particularly managing press junkets and dealing with unexpected bumps in the road.

Natalie worked as an assistant at Alliant Films before joining Entertainment One’s PR/Promotions department. Now, she manages their PR team. Every year, she also works the Toronto International Film Festival. Listen in as Natalie describes her career path and what it’s like managing press junkets at film festivals.

Topics:

  • How Natalie promotes films for festivals
  • The festival process
  • Booking press events
  • Managing variables
  • Preparing for TIFF
  • Anticipating inappropriate questions from the press
  • Using social media
  • Natalie’s biggest “uh-oh” moment

This podcast is courtesy of Pitch Graphic Design, a Toronto based firm, whose goal is to provide quality graphic designs for Public Relations. If you would like to get in touch with Pitch, please fill out the contact form. 

Resources:

Entertainment One

TIFF

Natalie’s Instagram

Natalie’s Twitter

Quotes:

“The biggest thing that I’ve learned over the years is to build buffer time into your schedule.” -Natalie Potosi 

“Remember that you’re dealing with people and they have their own quirks.” -Natalie Potosi 

“Everything will work out…you just have to adapt and do your best…Never assume that a schedule is finalized.” -Natalie Potosi

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