April 25, 2008 / 12:19 AM / 10 years ago

Reitman father and son headed to Montreal comedy fest

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - “Reitman on Reitman” — a conversation between the Canadian father and son film-making duo will be one highlight at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal this summer.

"Juno" director Jason Reitman (R) and his father, director Ivan Reitman arrive at the 2008 Film Independent's Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, February 23, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

The July 17 event during the Just Comedy Conference sidebar will have Ivan and Jason Reitman interviewing each other and sharing anecdotes about their experiences in the industry. Ivan made such comedy classics as “Animal House” and “Ghostbusters,” while his son is riding high with “Thank You For Smoking” and “Juno.”

Jason Reitman will also present a master class on filmmaking at Just Comedy, organizers said Wednesday.

The Reitmans are no strangers to the Canadian comedy festival. Jason screened four short movies at Just For Laughs’ Comedia film portion before getting the attention of Hollywood, while his father was honored at the festival in 1996 with the Roots of Canadian Comedy award.

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