Face-to-Face Meetings #1 (sign up required)

Monday, June 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Face-to-Face Meeting Program is a fantastic opportunity for content producers to gain access and meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, avail yourself of the opportunity to meet with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, 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!


Sarah Adams, Table host
Executive in Charge of Production, Drama
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Jeff Aghassi, Table host
Aghassi Literary Management

Emily Baustien, Table host
Manager Development
Discovery Channel

Shirley Bowers, Table host
VP, Sales & Acquisitions, North America
Red Arrow Studios International

Alexandre Coscas, Table host
Coscas Productions Inc

Lisa Fahrenholt, Table host
VP, International Development
Endemol Shine North America

Cathy Hare, Table host
Director, Acquisitions, North America, International Distribution
Entertainment One

Justina Hemperek, Table host
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution

Holly Hines, Table host
SVP, Content
Dynamic Television

Anthony Kimble, Table host
Cineflix Rights

Krista Look, Table host
Director Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment

Dan March, Table host
Dynamic Television

Julie Pifher, Table host
VP, Development
AfterShock Comics/Rive Gauche Television

Sebastien Pigeon, Table host
Executive Producer & VP, Corporate Development
Aetios Productions

Pierre-Andre Rochat, Table host
Daro Film Distribution

Nataline Rodrigues, Table host
Director of Original Programming
Rogers Media

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

Dave Silverstein, Table host
General Manager/SVP, Smosh Brands
Defy Media

Carlyn Staudt, Table host
EVP, Programming & Development
Blue Ant Media

Adam Steinman, Table host
VP, Creative Format Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production

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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