Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Kerry Appleyard

Senior Vice President, Scripted
Temple Street Productions

Agnes Augustin

President & CEO
Shaw Rocket Fund

Since 2004, Agnes Augustin has overseen the Shaw Rocket Fund with its ongoing commitment to be a champion of Canadian children’s and youth programming through the Fund’s investments in television and digital content and with the launch of the much celebrated Shaw Rocket Prize. Her dedication to increase the...more

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Kelsey Balance

Head of Programming
Seeso NBCU

Kelsey Balance is the Head of Programming for Seeso, a newly launched ad-free comedy streaming channel from NBCUniversal’s Digital Enterprises. As Director of Programming, Balance will have oversight of all originals, acquisitions and co-productions, including fan favorites and critically acclaimed “Flowers,” “Take My Wife,” and “HarmonQuest.” Prior to joining NBCUniversal in...more

David Beebe

Founder, CEO
Marriott International Inc

JC Cangilla

New Form

JC Cangilla helms all business, operations and strategy for New Form. Cangilla oversees and executes distribution deals, partnership development, licensing agreements, operations, marketing, communications and legal for the studio. Leveraging New Form’s high-profile production partners and talent, Cangilla develops customized opportunities across multiple platforms that are redefining business models for...more

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Vanessa Case

EVP Content
Blue Ant Media

Vanessa Case, EVP, Content, Blue Ant Media is a veteran in content creation and programming strategy for world renowned media brands.

In her role at Blue Ant Media, Case oversees the strategy and creation of original programming that embraces a multi-platform distribution approach. Her expertise in factual and lifestyle categories...more

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Jennifer Dodge

EVP, Entertainment
Spin Master

As Executive Vice President of Spin Master Entertainment, Jennifer Dodge leads the company’s thriving Entertainment group in developing evergreen global entertainment properties and overseeing the current production slate, including the global preschool hit, PAW Patrol, while focusing on creative strategies that position Spin Master for additional growth and success within...more

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Caressa Douglas

SVP, Branded Integration
Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Caressa Douglas serves as the Senior Vice President, Content & Branded Integration at BEN (Branded Entertainment Network), a Bill Gates Company.  She is a founding member and contributor of BEN where she has a passion to seamlessly integrate brands into the fabric of Hollywood storytelling. With over two decades of...more

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Rebecca Howard

SVP, Emerging Platforms & Partnerships
Discovery Communications

Michael Kronish

Executive Vice President, TV & Online Production
Vice Media Inc.

Joan Lambur

Executive Vice President Family Entertainment
Breakthrough Entertainment

Joan Lambur is the Executive Producer for animation and kids’ live action and family programming at Breakthrough Entertainment. Joan handles acquisitions of projects in these areas as well as oversees creative development and financing. She also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities for the company that are driven by television...more

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Amber Mac

Konnekt Digital Engagement

Tom McGillis

President, Executive Producer
Fresh TV Inc

Patrick McGuire

Head of Content
VICE Canada

Patrick McGuire is a journalist and documentary producer who is currently VICE Canada's Head of Content. As VICE launched their Canadian TV network VICELAND this year, Patrick has been on the team overseeing original television production, alongside the youth-targeted digital and print journalism the brand is known for, which spans...more

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Anna Nicoll

VP, International PR

Justin Stockman

VP Pay and OTT Services
Bell Media

As Vice-President, Pay and OTT Services, Bell Media, Justin Stockman oversees strategy and management of CraveTV andThe Movie Network, including HBO Canada. He is responsible for digital video, branded entertainment, and channel-driven digital content, including Much Digital Studios. He also oversees execution of program priorities and new channel and business...more

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Igal Svet

Senior Director, Development
National Geographic Channels

Igal Svet is Senior Director, Development at National Geographic Partners. Based in New York City, Svet is responsible for the development and the greenlight of premium content in the forms of original series, specials and documentaries. Over the past year the National Geographic premiered sweeping original series and documentaries such as Mars, The Story of God with Morgan...more

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Cheryl Taylor

BBC's Children's Head of Content
BBC Children's

 Cheryl is the Controller of CBBC and is responsible for an annual 4,000 hours of programming for 6-12s. She commissions all CBBC content for television and online - including factual, drama, comedy, entertainment, news, games and apps. CBBC continues to be the most popular channel for its age group in...more

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