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Canadian Industry Innovator Natasha Koifman Evolves Film Festival Events and Experiences Alongside Partners Including Drew & Jonathan Scott and Rolling Stone


Canadian Industry Innovator Natasha Koifman Evolves Film Festival Events and Experiences Alongside Partners Including Drew & Jonathan Scott and Rolling Stone

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Natasha Koifman's leading Toronto and New York-based agency NKPR at the forefront of marquee film festival initiatives including landmark destination IT House x Producers Ball,
Artists for Peace and Justice Gala and more

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - In September 2018, during the film festival in Toronto, Toronto and New York-based agency NKPR, led by president Natasha Koifman, is pleased to announce its role in several marquee film festival events and initiatives, at multiple locations throughout the city.

Canadian Industry Innovator Natasha Koifman Evolves Toronto Film Festival Experiences (CNW Group/NKPR)

"The festival brings an unparalleled vibrancy to the city of Toronto that is celebrated and enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike," says Natasha Koifman, President, NKPR. "For well over a decade, we have been committed to creating meaningful and unique experiences and activations that resonate and centre around the industry, and we look forward to amplifying what's been done in the past during this 2018 festival season."

On Wednesday, August 22, NKPR will once again host an evening event to kick-off the Toronto film festival. Held at a private residence, this year's event will celebrate the power of music in film with sponsors including Lise Watier, Hounds Vodka and Pusateri's. Guests in attendance will be treated to a musical performance by musician Fefe Dobson, with many additional surprises to be enjoyed throughout the evening.


Kicking off on September 6 and running through September 8, in collaboration with Scott Brothers Entertainment (Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home), NKPR will co-create a landmark destination, the IT House x Producers Ball. In its third year, the IT House x Producers Ball will move locations, and will be headquartered out of Live Nation Canada's The Lounge in Liberty Village. With a music and film theme, the IT House x Producers Ball will deliver an experiential hub lending itself to celebrity, media and consumer experiences.

To celebrate the best of the film industry, this year the IT House x Producers Ball will include a Rolling Stone celebrity portrait studio, programming centered around industry panels and thought leadership, and unique sponsored activations from presenting sponsors including Hounds Vodka, Swarovski and Groupe Marcelle. NKPR's IT House has been an integral part of Toronto's film festival culture serving as a sanctuary for media, talent and VIPs looking to recharge and relax during the hustle of the festival. Past IT visitors have included Mila Kunis, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Olsen, Donald Glover, Jared Leto, Adrien Brody, Daniel Radcliffe and many more.

On the evening of Friday, September 7th, the IT House will once again present the Producers Ball Gala, in its eighth year, hosted by Drew and Jonathan Scott, which invites producers, talent, and directors to celebrate accomplishments within the TV, film and digital media production industry. Special performances and red carpet times to be announced shortly.


Natasha Koifman, alongside Zoomer Magazine Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Boyd, will co-chair the 10th annual Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) Gala presented by Bovet 1822 an organization that works in direct partnership with communities in Haiti and around the world, creating pathways out of poverty by expanding access to education and providing training in creative industries. This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 8th at the Windsor Arms Hotel, and will be co-hosted by an influential team including Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, Jackson Browne, Maxwell, Yannick & Shantelle Bisson and more. This year, the organization that has raised over $30M to support education in Haiti, will be giving three special awards:

  • Peace and Justice Award, honouree(s) to be announced shortly!
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, honouring Harry Belafonte
  • APJ Canadian Changemaker Award, honouring David and Kate Daniels


NKPR will be sharing further details shortly, but other key events and initiatives that the agency will support include events at the Thompson Toronto Hotel (host of the Entertainment Weekly party), events at the Windsor Arms Hotel, events in Bloor-Yorkville, and more.

NKPR was started in 2002 by Natasha Koifman in order to combine two passions: shining a spotlight on stories of substance and supporting causes that are making a difference around the world. Over the past 16 years, NKPR has established itself as a highly regarded full-service public relations, artist management and digital agency with offices in Toronto and New York, representing over 40 national and international brands and supporting charitable organizations like Artists for Peace and Justice. For more information, visit NKPR on social media @natashankpr or at

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