Madelaine Russo is Industry Programmer of Deal Maker (our one-on-one meeting program) at Hot Docs. She also supports the production of the Hot Docs Forum, runs the Hot Docs blog, facilitates Doc Ignite workshops, and has produces several industry publications, including the annual Hot Docs Guide to Decision Makers, and the Emerging Producer Guides to Budgeting and Co-Production. Before joining Hot Docs, Madelaine ran the Alternate Realities Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK. She has also worked at short film distributor Ouat Media. She holds a Master of Arts in English and Cultural Studies.