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Winning in the War for Creative Talent

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Brunswick

While overall the explosion in global series orders has been a good thing for producers of content, one effect has been a tight market for top creative talent such as high-profile showrunners, writers, executive producers and directors. This session will examine how stakeholders are addressing the challenge: attracting talent and becoming a destination for it, retaining people between seasons/projects, developing/fostering it, how the tight market for talent is influencing decision-making and the new ways and places talent can be discovered.


Beth Janson
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television


Tassie Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures

Lisa Fahrenholt
VP, International Development
Endemol Shine North America

Rob Kenneally
Creative Artists Agency

Jennifer Sherwood
SVP, Scripted Development

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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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