Artistic director and co-head, Toronto International Film Festival
with the departure of Piers Handling, Bailey retains his artistic director title but also becomes co-head alongside newcomer Joana Vicente. It’s the best of both worlds: he remains the face of the festival without assuming the administrative baggage and can instead focus on his first love: film (he took 14 scouting trips across four continents this year). The 2018 fest attracted 600,000 attendees, added $190 million to the local economy and screened 147 world premieres—including The Hate U Give, If Beale Street
Could Talk and Gloria Bell—plus directorial debuts from Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Jonah Hill (Mid90s). friends in high places: Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro and Paul Thomas Anderson.