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The Daily Buzz is a “festival only” radio show. We travel to film festivals year-round and interview some of the most important indie voices, partner with NPR affiliate and local community radio stations and aim to deliver these conversations to cinephiles, fans and moviegoers everywhere.The show is in its fifth year, and the Daily Buzz has interviewed some of the most important voices in the entertainment industry: more than 500 guests ranging from directors, actors, producers, festival directors and journalists in the independent film world.The Daily Buzz partnered with KUT this year to provide coverage of the 2015 SXSW Festival. This week, The Daily Buzz is broadcasting from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) — which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Toronto, Canada — and interviewing independent and international filmmakers. Daily Buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival is made possible with support from Production Legal, Cloud Electronics, Soundcloud, ENKI NY and Angry Porcupine.

The Daily Buzz at TIFF, Episode 9

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Daily Buzz Producer/Host Irene Cho catches up with well-known Canadian movie critic/film writer-turned-director Katherine Monk and the subject of her documentary Rock the Box, Rhiannon Rozier (aka DJ Rhiannon) at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) offices during the 40th Anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival. This 10-minute short film explores the life of DJ Rhiannon and Electronic Dance Music (EDM), an industry primarily dominated by men, as DJ Rhiannon hits a glass ceiling in the $6.2 billion industry where woman DJs only represent nine percent of club bookings. We learn why Monk decided to dive into filmmaking and leave the world of journalism, follow DJ Rhiannon’s love for ‘90s UK dance music, meet other female DJs, and discover why Rozier choose to pose for Playboy Magazine and how it helped her reach Top 10 DJ status.

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