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Face To Face Meeting Exchange

Monday, June 12, 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The renowned one-on-one Face to Face Meeting Exchange provides BANFF delegates with the opportunity to meet prospective partners or peers in the form of some of the world’s leading international development executives, producers, distributors, and agents. Specifically designed to be 10 minute exchanges, the program has enabled thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in transactions. In an ecosystem that thrives on connections, great content, and expertise, connect with people, ideas, and events that are of professional interest and maximize efficiencies!


*Advanced sign-up is required. A total of ten (10) Face to Face Meeting Exchange spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

General sign up opened on Monday May 15th at 12:00pm ET, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up closes on Friday June 9th at 5:00pm ET.


Once onsite: Participants who have successfully secured a Face to Face spot(s) will be required to check in at the session room for processing 15-20 minutes prior to the session’s start time. Showing up late may result in your spot being taken. 


For those who did not secure a spot in advance, or would like a chance to secure additional spots, some space may become available onsite due to no-shows. Delegates can arrive at the session room 15-20 minutes before the session’s start time and take advantage of the wait line; the room monitor will process the line on a first-come, first-served basis.  


Nicolas Atlan, Table host
Gaumont Television

Chika Chukudebelu, Table host
VP Programming & Diversity
BET Networks

Jessalyn Dennis, Table host
Vice President, Scripted
SEVEN24 Films

Natalie Dumoulin, Table host
VP of Creative Affairs
9 Story Media Group

Tom Hastings, Table host
Director, Original Programming, Drama
Bell Media

Bob Leighton, Table host
SVP, Programming
Liberty Global, Inc.

Sarah McCormack, Table host
SVP Acquisitions, Europe UK and Kids
Beyond Distribution

Patrick McGuire, Table host
Head of Content
VICE Canada

Andrew Morris, Table host
Manager, Commissioned Content
Accessible Media Inc.

Sydni Naglie, Table host
Unscripted Acquisitions, North America
eOne Television International

David Ozer, Table host
Independant Producer
IDW Entertainment

Peter Putka, Table host
Executive in Charge of Production
Some Spider Studios

Nataline Rodrigues, Table host
Director of Original Programming
Rogers Broadcasting Ltd

Frank Saperstein, Table host
Executive Producer
Surprise Bag Inc

Jessica Schmiedchen, Table host
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Joseph Schneier, Table host
VP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel

Stephanie Slack, Table host
Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions
MarVista Entertainment

Justin Stockman, Table host
Vice-President, Premium Pay and OTT
Bell Media

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At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?


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