In Conversation With: Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner, Bill Hader and Amy Gravitt, EVP of Programming, HBO
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Announcing Master Classes: Dear White People and Burden of Truth
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In Conversation With prolific showrunner Jed Mercurio
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MASTER CLASS: The explosive impact of Surviving R. Kelly
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Full list of nominees here

2019 Business Master Class: Brick by Brick: How Scott Brothers Global Was Built
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Celebrating 40 years, BANFF is a must-attend international conference and marketplace where media moguls, producers, creatives and industry stakeholders tackle issues, develop new content and nurture partnerships in one of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

2019 SPEAKERS

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Reeny Smith
Recording Artist, Songwriter and Producer
Canadian Music Publishers Association
head shot of Jodie Ferneyhough
Jodie Ferneyhough
President/Owner
CCS Rights Management
head shot of Brian Pickett
Brian Pickett
Composer
Voodoo Highway Music
head shot of Graeme Cornies
Graeme Cornies
Composer
Voodoo Highway Music
head shot of Deborah Day
Deborah Day
CEO & Chief Strategist
Innovate By Day
head shot of Allison Wallach
Allison Wallach
President
Jupiter Entertainment
head shot of Scott Herbst
Scott Herbst
Head, Scripted Development, Television
Lionsgate
head shot of Edward Sabin
Edward Sabin
Executive MD of International
A+E Networks
head shot of Edwina Follows
Edwina Follows
General Manager Discovery Canada
Discovery Networks, Bell Media
head shot of Sam Sniderman
Sam Sniderman
EVP Global Production
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Kiri Cashell
Kiri Cashell
Producer/Director
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
head shot of Sarah Barnett
Sarah Barnett
President, Entertainment Networks
AMC Network Entertainment LLC
head shot of Scott Alexander
Scott Alexander
Series Producer
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
head shot of Peter White
Peter White
International Co-Editor
Deadline Hollywood
head shot of Sally Catto
Sally Catto
General Manager, Programming
CBC
head shot of Greg David
Greg David
Journalist/Owner
TV, eh?
head shot of Kristin Kreuk
Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Executive Producer
Burden of Truth
head shot of Kyle Irving
Kyle Irving
Partner
Eagle Vision
head shot of Darren Giblin
Darren Giblin
Vice President, Current Scripted Programming, Television
Entertainment One
head shot of Jeff Hersh
Jeff Hersh
Vice-President, Strategy, OTT Distribution, and Premium SVOD
Bell Media
head shot of Athena Georgaklis
Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises
head shot of Ben Noot
Ben Noot
Director Global Acquisitions
National Geographic
head shot of Brenda Bisner
Brenda Bisner
SVP Content and Business Development
Kidoodle.TV
head shot of Christine Maestracci
Christine Maestracci
Senior Director of Acquisitions
Quebecor
head shot of Alia Daniels
Alia Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.
head shot of Samantha Linton
Samantha Linton
VP Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Amy Emmerich
Amy Emmerich
Global President & Chief Content Officer
Refinery29
head shot of Beth Iley
Beth Iley
Director of Development
New Metric Media
head shot of Philipp Steffens
Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction
RTL
head shot of Libbie Doherty
Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Production
ABC - Australia
head shot of Michelle Daly
Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
CBC
head shot of Jessica Schmiedchen
Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in Charge of Development Unscripted Content
CBC
head shot of Austin Denesuk
Austin Denesuk
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Anthony Kimble
Anthony Kimble
CEO
Fugitive Content
head shot of Justina Hemperek
Justina Hemperek
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution
head shot of Marni Goldman
Marni Goldman
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Emily Baustien
Emily Baustien
Manager of Development, Discovery Channel and Science Channel
Discovery Channel
head shot of Larry Shuman
Larry Shuman
President
The Shuman Company
head shot of Cort Lane
Cort Lane
SVP Animation & Family Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
head shot of Patricia Meek
Patricia Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Sebastien Pigeon
Sebastien Pigeon
Executive Producer & VP, Corporate Development
Aetios Productions Inc.
head shot of Liz Levenson
Liz Levenson
President
Cactus Tree Entertainment
head shot of Pierre-Andre Rochat
Pierre-Andre Rochat
President
Daro Film Distribution
head shot of Vanessa Case
Vanessa Case
SVP Studio
VICE Canada
head shot of Chris Regina
Chris Regina
Director, Original Series Content Acquisition
Netflix
head shot of Melissa Hardinge
Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor
CBBC
head shot of Jeff Alpern
Jeff Alpern
President
The Alpern Group
head shot of Tom Hastings
Tom Hastings
Director, Original Programming, Drama
Bell Media
head shot of Andreas Lemos
Andreas Lemos
VP of Acquisitions, Co-Productions & North America Sales
Banijay Rights
head shot of Lydia Storie
Lydia Storie
VP, Development
Muse USA
head shot of Zachary Davis
Zachary Davis
VP, Premium Content
Himalaya Media
head shot of Chris Bell
Chris Bell
Vice President, Scripted Development - Canada, Television
Entertainment One
head shot of Rebecca Arzoian
Rebecca Arzoian
President of Television
Smokehouse Pictures
head shot of Jenny Ramirez
Jenny Ramirez
VP, Unscripted Programming, TNT, TBS and truTV
Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS
head shot of Molly Harrington
Molly Harrington
Director of CNN Original Series
CNN
head shot of Marly Reed
Marly Reed
Vice President, Development
NESHAMA Entertainment
head shot of Melissa Campbell
Melissa Campbell
Owner
Contentum Consulting & Management
head shot of Phil Barnsdall-Thompson
Phil Barnsdall-Thompson
SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America
Flame Distribution
head shot of Adam Steinman
Adam Steinman
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Jesse Fawcett
Jesse Fawcett
President & Executive Producer
Essential Media Group
head shot of Helen Asimakis
Helen Asimakis
Senior Director, Drama
CBC
head shot of Valerie Creighton
Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
head shot of Jenn Kuzmyk
Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director, BANFF & Associate Publisher, Playback
Banff World Media Festival
head shot of Randy Lennox
Randy Lennox
President
Bell Media
head shot of Honourable Leela Aheer
Honourable Leela Aheer
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Government of Alberta
head shot of Andy Fillmore
Andy Fillmore
MP for Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
head shot of François-Pier Pelinard-Lambert
François-Pier Pelinard-Lambert
Chief Editor
Le Film Francais
head shot of Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger
President & CEO
PBS
head shot of Michael Carrington
Michael Carrington
Director Entertainment & Specialist
ABC Radio & TV
head shot of Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
CBC
head shot of Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Singer/Songwriter/Actor
Jann Arden
head shot of Juno Rinaldi
Juno Rinaldi
Actor/Writer
Juno Rinaldi
head shot of Alison Brower
Alison Brower
Deputy Editorial Director
The Hollywood Reporter
head shot of Paul Feig
Paul Feig
Director, Screenwriter, Actor & Activist
Feigco Entertainment
head shot of Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott
Partner
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
head shot of Josie Crimi
Josie Crimi
EVP Development and Production
Scott Brothers Entertainment
head shot of David Dembroski
David Dembroski
President
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
head shot of Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Partner
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
head shot of Melissa Grego
Melissa Grego
CEO
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)
head shot of Marie McCann
Marie McCann
Senior Director, CBC Kids
CBC
head shot of Jennevie Olivieri
Jennevie Olivieri
Manager, TV Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Gaumont
head shot of Michelle McCree
Michelle McCree
Production Executive, Factual
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
head shot of Robin Johnston
Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
head shot of Isabelle Pain
Isabelle Pain
Head of Content, Prime Video Canada
Amazon
head shot of Tony Tompson
Tony Tompson
Drama Development Executive
Hulu
head shot of Elena Blekhter
Elena Blekhter
Director, Scripted Content
Dynamic Television
head shot of Mike Fazzino
Mike Fazzino
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager
Amazon Studios
head shot of Glenn Cockburn
Glenn Cockburn
President
Meridian Artists Inc
head shot of Krista Look
Krista Look
Director, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Tory Jennings
Tory Jennings
Director, Programming, Premium SVOD
Bell Media
head shot of Giuliana Benvenuto
Giuliana Benvenuto
Manager, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights
head shot of Cathy Garland
Cathy Garland
Producer/Acquisitions
TRVL
head shot of James Farr
James Farr
Director of Development
Cream Productions Inc.
head shot of Heather Curtis
Heather Curtis
Director of Development, Movies, Mini-Series, and International Co-Productions
ABC Television Network
head shot of Shirley Bowers
Shirley Bowers
VP, Sales & Acquisitions
Red Arrow Studios International
head shot of Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Director, Scripted Development-Canada, Television
Entertainment One
head shot of Alexandre Coscas
Alexandre Coscas
Producer
Coscas Productions Inc
head shot of Patrick Connolly
Patrick Connolly
SVP, Programming
AMC / SundanceTV Global
head shot of Cara Nye
Cara Nye
Director, Production
Accessible Media Inc.
head shot of Brie Bryant
Brie Bryant
SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime
head shot of Tamra Simmons
Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency
head shot of Kitti Jones
Kitti Jones
head shot of dream hampton
dream hampton
head shot of Lainey Lui
Lainey Lui
Co-Host, The Social, Senior Correspondent, etalk
Bell Media
head shot of Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider
Senior Editor
Variety
head shot of Christin Simms
Christin Simms
Writer, Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment
head shot of Kerri Hendry
Kerri Hendry
SVP, Current Programming
Lionsgate
head shot of Justin Simien
Justin Simien
Creator/Showrunner
Dear White People
head shot of Logan Browning
Logan Browning
Actress
Dear White People
head shot of Vera Santamaria
Vera Santamaria
Writer, Co-Executive Producer
(Orange is the New Black)
head shot of Sheri Elwood
Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
ELWOODISMS (Call Me Fitz, Lucifer, Whiskey Cavalier)
head shot of Shernold Edwards
Shernold Edwards
Film and TV Writer
(Haven, Hand of God, Anne with an E)
head shot of Amy Cameron
Amy Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures (Mary Kills People, Little Dog)
head shot of Marsha Greene
Marsha Greene
Screenwriter
It’s Our Thing Production (Private Eyes, Mary Kills People)
head shot of Veena Sud
Veena Sud
Writer, Director, Producer
(The Killing, Seven Seconds)
head shot of Brent Jordan Sherman
Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
Characters Talent Agency
head shot of Kim Turrisi
Kim Turrisi
Author
KCP Loft
head shot of Lisa Lyons Johnston
Lisa Lyons Johnston
President and Publisher
Kids Can Press Ltd
head shot of Katrina Matheson
Katrina Matheson
VP of Television
Constantin Film
head shot of Mark Bishop
Mark Bishop
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
marblemedia
head shot of Trish Williams
Trish Williams
Executive Director of Scripted Content
CBC
head shot of Virginia Mouseler
Virginia Mouseler
CEO
The WIT World Information Tracking
head shot of Richard Kanee
Richard Kanee
Executive Director, Digital Strategy
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Jesse Wente
Jesse Wente
Director
Indigenous Screen Office
head shot of Rishad Tobaccowala
Rishad Tobaccowala
Chief Growth Officer and Member of Management Board
Publicis Groupe
head shot of Laura Martin
Laura Martin
Managing Director, Senior Analyst Entertainment & Internet
Needham & Company, LLC
head shot of Joana Vicente
Joana Vicente
Executive Director & Co-Head
TIFF
head shot of Jeffrey Katzenberg
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Quibi
head shot of Jonathan Sinclair
Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
head shot of Sarah Fowlie
Sarah Fowlie
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Saskia Schuster
Saskia Schuster
Comedy Controller
ITV Network Ltd
head shot of Richard Life
Richard Life
Head of Acquisitions
Cineflix Rights
head shot of Bonnie Brownlee
Bonnie Brownlee
Executive Director Communications Marketing Brand & Research
CBC
head shot of Justine Gamez Huckabay
Justine Gamez Huckabay
President & Founder
Intercommunicate
head shot of Greg Phillips
Greg Phillips
President of Distribution
Kew Media Distribution
head shot of Tassie Cameron
Tassie Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
head shot of Guy Boutin
Guy Boutin
Chef De La Production Originale, Bureau des Provinces de L’Atlantique
TV5 Quebec Canada
head shot of Zach Feldberg
Zach Feldberg
Executive In Charge of Production, Digital Originals
CBC
head shot of Rob Kenneally
Rob Kenneally
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Dany Meloul
Dany Meloul
General Manager, Television
Bell Media
head shot of Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
Principal
The Optimal Pitch
head shot of Catherine Tait
Catherine Tait
President & CEO
CBC
head shot of Catherine Mathys
Catherine Mathys
Director of Industry & Market Trends
Canada Media Fund
head shot of Francesca Accinelli
Francesca Accinelli
Director Promotions and Communications
Telefilm Canada
head shot of Nathalie Clermont
Nathalie Clermont
VP, Programs & Business Development
Canada Media Fund
head shot of Marlo Miazga
Marlo Miazga
President & CEO
Bristow Global Media Inc.
head shot of Fenton Bailey
Fenton Bailey
Co-Founder
World of Wonder
head shot of Peter Knegt
Peter Knegt
Producer
CBC
head shot of Meghan Hooper
Meghan Hooper
SVP, Original Movies, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies
A+E Networks
head shot of Solange Attwood
Solange Attwood
EVP, International
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Chris Bonney
Chris Bonney
CEO Rights
Cineflix Rights
head shot of Max Richards
Max Richards
Vice President, International Distribution
Propagate Content
head shot of Sharone  Ostrovsky
Sharone Ostrovsky
CEO
4East Media Inc.
head shot of Anna Gecan
Anna Gecan
Original Content Sr. Manager, Canada
Audible Inc.
head shot of Timothy Kuryak
Timothy Kuryak
SVP, Production & Development
UPtv
head shot of Aaron Martin
Aaron Martin
Writer, Producer, Showrunner
Netflix
head shot of Superna Kalle
Superna Kalle
Executive Vice President, International Digital Networks
Starz Media LLC
head shot of Mike Cosentino
Mike Cosentino
President Content and Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy
President and CEO
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Sandra Stern
Sandra Stern
President, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Alexandra Panousis
Alexandra Panousis
CEO/President
Havas Media
head shot of Kerry Swanson
Kerry Swanson
Associate Director
Indigenous Screen Office
head shot of Jordan Pinto
Jordan Pinto
Associate Editor
Banff World Media Festival
head shot of Jane Rimer
Jane Rimer
Chief of International Business & Creative Development
Insight Productions LTD
head shot of Jed Mercurio
Jed Mercurio
Showrunner
Bodyguard, Line of Duty
head shot of Bill Hader
Bill Hader
Actor, Creator, Director, Producer, Writer
Barry
head shot of Amy Gravitt
Amy Gravitt
EVP of Programming
HBO
head shot of Yann Paquet
Yann Paquet
Vice President Quebecor Content
Quebecor Content
head shot of Glenn O'Farrell
Glenn O'Farrell
President
TFO
head shot of Caroline Chevallier
Caroline Chevallier
Responsable pôle partenaires/Déléguée aux programmes
TV5 Monde
head shot of Carol Ann Pilon
Carol Ann Pilon
Directrice Generale
Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC)
head shot of Uwe Stueckmann
Uwe Stueckmann
SVP, Marketing
Loblaw Companies Ltd
head shot of Matthew Kohler
Matthew Kohler
VP, Marketing
Clorox Company of Canada
head shot of Jennifer Stahlke
Jennifer Stahlke
VP, Customer Marketing
Walmart Canada Corp.
head shot of Todd Allen
Todd Allen
VP Marketing
Labatt Breweries of Canada
head shot of Emily Andras
Emily Andras
Showrunner (Wynonna Earp)
Wynonna Earp
head shot of Deniese Davis
Deniese Davis
COO
ColorCreative
head shot of Corrie Coe
Corrie Coe
Senior Vice President, Original Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Dustin Alpern
Dustin Alpern
Agent
The Alpern Group
head shot of Larry Grimaldi
Larry Grimaldi
SVP, Development and Production
MarVista Entertainment
head shot of Wilhelmina Ross
Wilhelmina Ross
Agent, Scripted Television
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Danae Kokenos
Danae Kokenos
Senior Manager, Content Acquisition
Amazon
head shot of Jason Ryle
Jason Ryle
Artistic Director
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
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- Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media and Chair of the Board, BANFF

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