Peter Howell has been a movie critic for 25 of his 47 years as a journalist, writing for the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper. He is the past 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's 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 41 years. For the past 21 years, she has been an editor at the Toronto Star.