The Pacific Screenwriting Program has recently engaged Jan Nathanson as Interim Program Director. She brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships to her work. She is currently the Co-Creator and Producer of the Inside Out Film Festival’s International Financing Forum (IFF) for 2SLGBTQ+ feature films. Prior to this, she produced Ontario Creates’ International Financing Forum (iff), which takes place during the Toronto International Film Festival, for twelve years. She remains involved with OC’s iff as Senior Consultant since her move to British Columbia. She began her film industry career after being recruited by Alliance while she was completing her Masters Degree in Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She ultimately became Director of Acquisitions, Development & Production at Alliance Atlantis International before being purged with 75+ other people in 2002.