Frida Torresblanco, the New York-based producing partner of Alfonso Cuaron's
Esperanto Films, will present the opening keynote speech at Halifax's Strategic Partners International Co-Production Market (Sept 12-14).

Torresblanco's credits include Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, Neils Mueller's The Assassination of Richard Nixon and Sebastian Cordero's Cronicas. Presenting the television keynote speech will be Blueprint Entertainment co-founder and president Noreen Halpern.

Partnered with the Atlantic Film Festival, Strategic Partners plays host to delegations from delegations from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. An estimated 1000 business meetings have been prescheduled between film and television producers and financiers.