Peter Howell has been a movie critic for 23 of his 46 years as a journalist, writing for the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper. He is the president and co-founder of the Toronto Film Critics Association. He is a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, aka Critics' Choice Association. He has been a regular attendee at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.
Margaret Bream, who has a particular interest in movies about nature and the environment, began attending the TIFF, Cannes and Sundance festivals in 1998. She has been a journalist for 40 years. For the past 20 years, she has been an editor at the Toronto Star.