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Star-studded events announced for Whistler Film Festival

Harry Potter actor, Parks and Recreation darling, among celebs to talk about their careers

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Harry Potter is coming to Whistler.

Well, more accurately, Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who stared in the wildly successful fantasy franchise, will be speaking about his career as part of the Whistler Film Festival on Nov. 30, organizers announced Friday morning.

Since playing the popular wizard, Radcliffe has gone on to act in diverse (and more adult) films like the forthcoming Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays a young Allen Ginsberg, The F Word, a comedy co-staring Zoe Kazan set for a 2013 release, and the thriller Horns, currently filming in Vancouver.

Tickets for the event, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Millennium Place, are $50 with limited access for WFF pass holders.

Comedy actress and screenwriter Rashida Jones, who’s stared in everything from The Office and Parks and Recreation to Our Idiot Brother and I Love You Man, will also be honoured with the festival’s Trailblazer Award for Acting and Scriptwriting and an event Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Millennium place. Jones will speak ahead of her screening of Celeste and Jesse Forever.

Festival organizers also announced they will host Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch event, featuring the screenwriters of films like Argo and 50 Shades of Grey and Magic Mike sharing stories about their experience in the film industry. The discussion takes place Dec. 1 with an award ceremony on Dec. 2. Grab tickets for the talk, taking place at Millennium Place at 4 p.m., for $20.

Eric Beckman, founder and CEO of GKIDS (Guerilla Kids International Distribution Syndicate, a distributor for family films) will also be on hand for a talk before the screening of The Painting Dec. 1.

For more information and tickets on the festival, running Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, visit whistlerfilmfestival.com.

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