Funny Or Die's Mike Farah to Lead Feature Panel at the 2011 Banff World Media Festival

Top Quote President of Production for ground-breaking online comedy site to bring his creative team for panel discussion on viral success and the future of online content. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 05, 2011 - Toronto, ON - The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) announced today that Mike Farah, President of Production at comedy website Funny Or Die, and key members of his creative team will deliver a Feature Panel on the future of online comedy at BANFF 2011. Farah and his team will offer an in-depth look at the production strategy behind the phenomenal success of the site, which averages 8 million unique users and over 30 million video views per month.

    "In only three years, Funny Or Die has become the destination for comedy fans online, with some of the best content out there," said Ferne Cohen, Executive Director of the Festival. "We are all looking forward to what I'm sure will be a compelling and entertaining panel."

    As President of Production, Mike Farah oversees the creative day-to-day operations of the premier comedy site, along with Funny or Die's television and feature projects. With Funny Or Die for over two years, Farah has produced the award-winning video "Prop 8: The Musical," the Ron Howard-directed "Presidential Reunion," and Marion Cotillard's "Forehead Tittaes," among many others. Under Farah's leadership, Funny Or Die's creative team produces over 25 original videos each month. In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Farah one of the top 35 Hollywood executives under 35.

    About Funny or Die
    Since its inception, three years ago, Funny Or Die has emerged as an award-winning, top destination for comedy on the web. With hundreds of exclusive celebrity videos and a steady stream of huge viral hits, Funny Or Die has become the "place to be seen" for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny Or Die's founders are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner in Funny or Die.

    About the Banff World Media Festival
    The 32nd annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 12-15, 2011 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. International broadcasters, producers, writers, directors, distributors and industry executives in television and digital media from over 25 countries will be attending. Highlights of the event include programming streams specific to digital media (nextMEDIA), Kids & Animation, and Non-Fiction, as well as the internationally renowned Banff World Media Awards, attracting submissions from around the globe.

    About Achilles Media
    The Banff World Media Festival is produced by Achilles Media Ltd., an international business-to-business media and facilitation company serving the media and investment industries. Achilles Media communities include: History Makers: International Summit of History & Current Affairs Producers; nextMEDIA World Events; the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX); and the Canadian Digital Media Awards. For more information, visit

    Media Contact
    Baylea Mahoney | Account Manager
    Achilles Media Ltd.
    +1 416.921.3171 ext. 239 | bmahoney ( @ ) achillesmedia dot com

    Mary Powers.
    M. Powers Communications
    +1 416 767 8692 | mpowers ( @ ) mpowers dot ca

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information