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    Toronto, ON (December 4, 2017) – Brunico Communications (Brunico) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenn Kuzmyk to Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for leading all commercial activities and partnerships related to BANFF as well as guiding its path forward as one of the world's premier screen-based entertainment industry events. Additionally, Ms. Kuzmyk will manage all sales efforts related to Playback magazine and events.

    Most recently, Jenn Kuzmyk was Director of International Distribution at Proper Rights where she led program sales in English Canada and the EMEA region. Prior to that she was VP Development at Cream Productions where she oversaw the creative and financing of over 10 series including the Emmy-nominated Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan. Ms. Kuzmyk also spent a decade as Canadian Bureau Chief and an Editor at C21 Media.

    "The combination of Jenn's deep experience in the development, production and distribution of content for the international market and her seasoned journalism background provides her with the context and perspective to add tremendous value to BANFF," said Russell Goldstein, President & CEO, Brunico. "Together with the Banff Television Foundation Board we welcome Jenn and look forward to working with her in shaping the future of this iconic Festival."

    "I am delighted and honoured to join Brunico and work together with the BANFF board as well as Canadian and international industry stakeholders as the Festival approaches its 4th decade," said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival. "Globalization and intense competition across media sectors means that executives and creatives need places to learn, collaborate, understand industry shifts and build new partnerships more than ever, and BANFF delivers on all of these fronts."

    For 39 years, BANFF has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a unique conference experience. The Festival is an intimate space where unparalleled access to decision-makers and cutting-edge insight combine to help companies forge new business relationships, and provide progressive paths for the content industry to confidently move forward in a period of disruption and uncertainty. The upcoming edition of the Festival runs from June 10-13, 2018 in Banff, Alberta.

  • Top execs from Universal Kids, A&E and CBC join Rockies

    The Rockie Grand Jury prize is one of the industry's most coveted honours. And we don't leave decision making like that to just anyone. The Banff World Media Festival and Rockie awards are proud to reveal the first three members of our Grand Jury, which will oversee selection of the Rockies' overall best program for 2018.

    Joining the 2018 Rockie Grand Jury are Deirdre Brennan, general manager of NBCU's Universal Kids, Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E and Richard Kanee, head of digital for Canada's public broadcaster CBC. Each executive brings a wealth of experience and insight to the Rockies adjudication and we are pleased to welcome them on board.

    Don't miss this chance to get your work in front of the best in the business - at the best price.

    For entry details and to submit please visit:

  • The 2018 Rockie Awards submissions are now open!

    The Rockie Awards Program Competition is BANFF's prestigious awards program celebrating the best in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award across 25 categories, presented at a gala ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including industry juries of more than 100 professionals working in entertainment across the globe, the Rockie Awards is one of the world's largest program competitions of its kind.

    For entry details and to submit please visit:

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