Manori is a London-based writer and editor covering the world of television. She is International Editor at Broadcast Magazine, a global-facing weekly reporting on the UK's TV business. She was formerly News Editor of Toronto-based magazine realscreen, where she followed all things factual and documentary. It has all been a masterful ploy to watch as much TV as possible.
Manori recently served on the News and Factual Award Jury for the 2017 Women in Film & Television Awards. She has also moderated industry panels for Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Broadcast Commissioning Forum and MIPTV.
Born in Sri Lanka with stints in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, Manori moved from her home in Vancouver to Toronto to complete her Master of Arts in sociology from McMaster University, followed by a Master of Journalism at Ryerson University. She later interned at The Globe and Mail, enRoute magazine and the National Post, where she got her start in film coverage and criticism.
She has covered the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), INTV Jerusalem, and the BBC Worldwide Showcase, as well as the MIPTV and MIPCOM markets and Realscreen Summit.
Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Metro, enRoute, National Post, Canadian Immigrant and Maisonneuve, among others.
*She'd have liked to become a yoga teacher, but her most impressive pose is savasana. So here we are.