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Walter Isaacson and Heather Reisman Discuss Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was history’s most creative genius—and now he has a biographer worthy of his talents. In this Canadian premiere, Walter Isaacson, the author of acclaimed bestsellers on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, sits down with Indigo CEO Heather Reisman to discuss his ground-breaking new biography of the Italian master. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks, Isaacson's well-researched text was the focus of a competitive bidding war and is now being developed into a feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Panel: The Decision Makers - Hot Docs Podcast Festival

Hot Docs Podcast Festival: See your favourite podcasts live on stage.

Panel: The Decision Makers: Podcast Executives in Conversation

How does a major podcasting network build its roster of shows? What are the attributes their executives look for when scouting talent? And what are the creative and commercial trends that shape how these decisions get made? Explore these questions in depth with three of North America’s most influential podcast executives.

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