2019 AGENDA

Sunday, June 9

8:00 AM

Registration Open 8:00AM - 8:00PM (Curio Foyer)

10:30 AM

New to BANFF Tour

Cascade

Informal tours designed to help you make the most of BANFF. Our team members will guide you through the festival features that'll help you meet your business goals. Drop in only. No advance sign-up required

12:30 PM

30 Minutes With... Patrick Connolly, AMC / SundanceTV Global

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Patrick Connolly
SVP, Programming
AMC / SundanceTV Global

1:00 PM

Deliver the Optimal Pitch

Cascade

Join Kevin Wright for a customized version of his Optimal Pitch workshop, designed to help emerging and established producers alike nail their big pitch. Wright will outline his approach to pitching, including how to dazzle your audience in the first few seconds. A career broadcaster who has heard thousands of pitches, Wright’s insider tips will help you refine your pitch before you embark on your BANFF experience.  


Featuring:


Kevin Wright
Principal
The Optimal Pitch

1:30 PM

30 Minutes With... Netflix

In Partnership With

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Moderating:


Aaron Martin
Writer, Producer, Showrunner
Netflix


Featuring:


Chris Regina
Director, Original Series Content Acquisition
Netflix

2:30 PM

Rockies Nominee Meet-up

Ivor Petrak

Just ahead of the official Festival opening, meet fellow Rockie Award Nominees from the International Program Competition, including awards show host, Juno Rinaldi. Kick-off your BANFF40 experience gathered among some of the world's finest creators



Featuring:


Juno Rinaldi
Actor/Writer
Juno Rinaldi

3:15 PM

Festival Opening Remarks

Cascade

Join us for a lineup of special guests who will help us open the 40th anniversary of the Banff World Media Festival.


Featuring:


Honourable Leela Aheer
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Government of Alberta

Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund

Andy Fillmore
MP for Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada

Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director, BANFF & Associate Publisher, Playback
Banff World Media Festival

Randy Lennox
President
Bell Media

3:45 PM

The BANFF DEBATE: Media, Creativity and Technology: Thriving Ecosystem or Future Monoculture?

In Partnership With

Cascade

The media world sits at an unprecedented precipice, where international and local players compete for the attention of the global populace. As this evolution continues, what are the implications for all players? What does this mean for creator opportunities and consumer choice? How will domestic culture mandates be affected? Are local-only business models viable in a globalized industry?

In opening the 40th anniversary of BANFF, we ask the big question: does the intersection of media, creativity and technology create unprecedented opportunity and ability to reach new audiences, or will the future hold  a TV monoculture in which only a few companies dominate the global market? 


Moderating:


Jesse Wente
Director
Indigenous Screen Office


Featuring:


Richard Kanee
Executive Director, Digital Strategy
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Laura Martin
Managing Director, Senior Analyst Entertainment & Internet
Needham & Company, LLC

Rishad Tobaccowala
Chief Growth Officer and Member of Management Board
Publicis Groupe

Joana Vicente
Executive Director & Co-Head
TIFF

5:00 PM

SUMMIT SERIES: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi

In Partnership With

Cascade

One of the entertainment industry’s most venerable executives, Jeffrey Katzenberg has been impressing and intriguing peers and competitors alike for over 40 years. His latest endeavour has all eyes on him once again, as he and his team launch Quibi, the first major entertainment platform purpose-built for high-quality mobile programming. Join BANFF in welcoming Katzenberg to the legendary Cascade Room main stage, where he will discuss the future of entertainment and how Quibi and its parent company, WndrCo, will help shape it. Along the way, he’ll share anecdotes from his stellar career, which has seen him at the helm of Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Studios and DreamWorks SKG and more.

Moderating:


Randy Lennox
President
Bell Media


Featuring:


Jeffrey Katzenberg
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Quibi

6:00 PM

CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Reception

In Partnership With

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes you to their opening reception. Meet new business partners and reunite with old friends and contacts from around the world over hor d’oeuvres. Enjoy hand-selected wines and locally brewed beers at the annual Festival kick-off.

Monday, June 10

7:30 AM

Registration Open 7:30AM - 6:00PM (Curio Foyer)

8:00 AM

Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Breakfast with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Brenda Bisner, Table host
SVP Content and Business Development
Kidoodle.TV

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

Patrick Connolly, Table host
SVP, Programming
AMC / SundanceTV Global

Sarah Fowlie, Table host
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media

Richard Life, Host
Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights

Kathleen Meek, Table host
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual
Corus Entertainment

Saskia Schuster, Table host
Comedy Controller
ITV Network Ltd

CBC/ Radio-Canada's Breakfast of Champions

In Partnership With

Alberta, New Brunswick

Join us for breakfast with guest speaker Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada - a true champion of Canadian culture.


Featuring:


Catherine Tait
President & CEO
CBC

9:00 AM

SUMMIT SERIES: Paula Kerger, PBS

Cascade

Leading a public broadcaster is no easy feat. Juggling the dual mandates of public service and non-profit enterprise, a successful leader must have a unique toolbox of skills and strategic savvy. Clearly, as the longest-serving president and CEO of PBS in its history, Paula Kerger has all of this in spades. PBS is a behemoth public broadcaster, with nearly 350 member stations in the U.S. and an avid viewership that has propelled it to the #6 network in America under her tenure. As one of BANFF’s featured Summit Series speakers, Kerger brings her unparalleled experience to the historic Cascade Room main stage, sharing insights and anecdotes from her time at PBS and her vision for its place in the media landscape going forward.

Moderating:


Michael Schneider
Senior Editor, TV Awards
Variety


Featuring:


Paula Kerger
President & CEO
PBS

30 Minutes With... Jeff Hersh, Crave

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Jeff Hersh
Vice-President, Strategy, OTT Distribution, and Premium SVOD
Bell Media

10:00 AM

Master Class: Burden of Truth

Cascade

While Burden of Truth’s gritty storylines and charismatic cast have attracted an avid fan-base and critical favor, its behind-the-scenes story is equally compelling. This series brings together a pan-Canadian production team that includes Entertainment One (eOne), ICF Films and Eagle Vision. And it has found equal traction on both sides of the border, with significantly different target audiences: CBC’s diverse national audience and CW’s younger, American skew.  

Moderating:


Greg David
Journalist/Owner
TV, eh?


Featuring:


Sally Catto
General Manager, Programming
CBC

Darren Giblin
Vice President, Current Scripted Programming, Television
Entertainment One

Kyle Irving
Partner
Eagle Vision

Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Executive Producer
Burden of Truth

Navigating the Content Business: Future Forecast

In Partnership With

Alberta

Mega-mergers, new platforms with infinite spending power and an increasingly fragmented viewing environment. The future landscape is coming more clearly into focus. Is scale the only way to thrive in the new ecosystem? Or can regional and independent models still be sustainable? Join our panel of media leaders as they dive into the big topics that will shape the business for the years to come.

Moderating:


Sandra Stern
President, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment


Featuring:


Mike Cosentino
President Content and Programming
Bell Media

Superna Kalle
Executive Vice President, International Digital Networks
Starz Media LLC

Doug Murphy
President and CEO
Corus Entertainment

Alexandra Panousis
President, Chief Media Officer
Havas Media

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

In Partnership With

Alhambra

Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect 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, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Emily Baustien
Development Manager
Discovery Channel

Brenda Bisner
SVP Content and Business Development
Kidoodle.TV

Vanessa Case
SVP Studio, VICE Canada
VICE Canada

Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
CBC

Austin Denesuk
Agent
Creative Artists Agency

Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Production
ABC - Australia

Marni Goldman
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment

Justina Hemperek
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution

Beth Iley
Director of Development
New Metric Media

Anthony Kimble
CEO
Fugitive Content

Cort Lane
SVP Animation & Family Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Liz Levenson
President
Cactus Tree Entertainment

Samantha Linton
VP Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media

Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual
Corus Entertainment

Sebastien Pigeon
Executive Producer & VP, Corporate Development
Aetios Productions Inc.

Chris Regina
Director, Original Series Content Acquisition
Netflix

Pierre-Andre Rochat
President
Daro Film Distribution

Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in Charge of Development Unscripted Content
CBC

Larry Shuman
President
The Shuman Company

Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction
RTL

30 Minutes With... Athena Georgaklis, Nelvana

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises

11:00 AM

Networking Break

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

30 Minutes With... Ben Noot, National Geographic

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Ben Noot
Director Global Acquisitions
National Geographic

11:30 AM

SUMMIT SERIES: Sarah Barnett, AMC Entertainment Networks

In Partnership With

Cascade

One of America’s leading television executives, Sarah Barnett oversees AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV and AMC Premiere as President of AMC’s Entertainment Networks. Previously, she  was president and GM of BBC AMERICA and under her watch, the brand rose to prominence as a programming powerhouse, with award-winning and critically-acclaimed hits like Orphan Black, Planet Earth and Killing Eve. A specialist in entertainment marketing and branding, Barnett also led a rebirth of SundanceTV starting in 2009, when she launched the network’s scripted strategy with critical hits like Top of the Lake, Rectify and The Honorable Woman. Join us to get the scoop on Barnett’s bold vision for the portfolio of networks that is home to some of TV’s biggest shows. 

Moderating:


Alison Brower
Deputy Editorial Director
The Hollywood Reporter


Featuring:


Sarah Barnett
President, Entertainment Networks
AMC Network Entertainment LLC

12:00 PM

30 Minutes With... Timothy Kuryak, UPtv

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Timothy Kuryak
SVP, Production & Development
UPtv

12:30 PM

Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Lunch with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Guy Boutin, Table host
Chef De La Production Originale, Bureau des Provinces de L’Atlantique
TV5 Quebec Canada

Tassie Cameron, Table host
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures

Justine Gamez Huckabay, Table host
President & Founder
Intercommunicate

Marni Goldman, Table host
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment

Ben Noot, Table host
Director Global Acquisitions
National Geographic

Isabelle Pain, Table host
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager, Prime Video Canada
Amazon

Greg Phillips, Table host
President of Distribution
Kew Media Distribution

Networking Break

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

Marketers Lunch and Learn (sign up required) in Norquay

An opportunity to allow delegates to meet with top marketers to discuss the current opportunities in the branded content marketplace. This is an informal networking opportunity, taking place over a meal with a small number of delegates and a leading marketer at each table. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Norquay up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.


General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Todd Allen
VP Marketing
Labatt Breweries of Canada

Matthew Kohler
VP, Marketing
Clorox Company of Canada

Jennifer Stahlke
VP, Customer Marketing
Walmart Canada Corp.

Uwe Stueckmann
SVP, Marketing
Loblaw Companies Ltd

Lunch and Learn: Hidden revenue sources through music

In Partnership With

Alberta

Come join this lunch and learn hosted by the Canadian Music Publishers Association. Featuring a case study of the massively successful Paw Patrol, demonstrating how, when correctly managed, music rights can add ancillary, ongoing revenue streams. It all begins with planning for the long term play. Guest speakers include Jodie Ferneyhough, CCS Rights Management, Composers Brian Pickett and Graeme Cornies from Voodoo Highway Music and Post, moderated by Deb Day, Innovate By Day with a special performance by artist Reeny Smith.

Space is limited; open to all delegates.



Featuring:


Graeme Cornies
Composer
Voodoo Highway Music

Deborah Day
CEO & Chief Strategist
Innovate By Day

Jodie Ferneyhough
President
CCS Rights Management

Brian Pickett
Composer
Voodoo Highway Music

Reeny Smith
Recording Artist, Songwriter and Producer
Canadian Music Publishers Association

1:30 PM

In Conversation With: Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard, Line of Duty)

In Partnership With

Cascade

Join us for an exclusive conversation with BAFTA nominee Jed Mercurio, creator and showrunner of recent blockbuster dramas Bodyguard and Line of Duty. The prolific showrunner’s programming has been breaking records across the UK. The finale for BBC One’s Bodyguard became the UK’s most-watched episode of any drama series across all channels since current records began in 2002 last fall, and the season five premiere of Line of Duty was the most-watched program of 2019 across all channels when it bowed in March. Hear Mercurio discuss his work, his view on the industry and his future plans.

Moderating:


Peter White
International Co-Editor
Deadline Hollywood


Featuring:


Jed Mercurio
Showrunner
Bodyguard, Line of Duty

Public Broadcasting: The Promise, The Peril

In Partnership With

New Brunswick

Public broadcasters occupy a unique place in the media universe: protected on one level by public mandate but vulnerable on the other to capitalistic forces and government whims. So what are the key strategies public broadcasters are using to not only survive in today’s ultra-competitive media marketplace, but thrive both creatively and commercially? Join the leaders of international public broadcasters at BANFF to find out how the role of the modern public broadcaster is being reshaped in the midst of industry upheaval.


Moderating:


François-Pier Pelinard-Lambert
Chief Editor
Le Film Francais


Featuring:


Michael Carrington
Director Entertainment & Specialist
ABC Radio & TV

Paula Kerger
President & CEO
PBS

Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
CBC

30 Minutes With... Brenda Bisner, Kidoodle.tv

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Brenda Bisner
SVP Content and Business Development
Kidoodle.TV

2:00 PM

Face-to-Face Meetings #2 (sign up required)

In Partnership With

Alhambra


Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect 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, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Jeff Alpern
President
The Alpern Group

Rebecca Arzoian
President of Television
Smokehouse Pictures

Helen Asimakis
Senior Director, Drama
CBC

Philip Barnsdall Thompson
VP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America
Flame Distribution

Chris Bell
Vice President, Scripted Development - Canada, Television
Entertainment One

Melissa Campbell
Owner
Contentum Consulting & Management

Alia J Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.

Zachary Davis
VP, Premium Content
Himalaya Media

Jesse Fawcett
President & Executive Producer
Essential Media Group

Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor
CBBC

Molly Harrington, Table host
Director of CNN Original Series
CNN

Tom Hastings
Director, Original Programming, Drama
Bell Media

Cort Lane
SVP Animation & Family Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Andreas Lemos
VP of Acquisitions, Co-Productions & North America Sales
Banijay Rights

Jenny Ramirez
VP, Unscripted Programming
Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS

Marly Reed
VP Development
NESHAMA Entertainment

Pierre-Andre Rochat
President
Daro Film Distribution

Larry Shuman
President
The Shuman Company

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

Lydia Storie
VP, Development
Muse USA

2:30 PM

In Conversation With: Fenton Bailey (Co-Founder, World of Wonder – Executive Producer, RuPaul’s Drag Race)

Cascade

Sashay over to Cascade for an exclusive conversation with Fenton Bailey, Co-Founder of World of Wonder, the Emmy award-winning production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Million Dollar Listing franchise, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, and over 20 years of ground-breaking content. Trailblazers in Hollywood, Bailey and World of Wonder has long given a voice to outsiders and marginalized communities. Their revolutionary TV series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, received 12 Emmy Award nominations and six wins in 2018. In its 11th season, it continues to break ratings records and dominate the pop culture landscape. World of Wonder has produced projects in the last year for ABC, VH1, Fox, Netflix, Bravo, AMC Networks and more, as well as produced new original series for their owned-and-operated SVOD, WOW Presents Plus, available in every territory worldwide. Film festival veterans, World of Wonder’s Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts will premiere at Tribeca this month. In addition to their vast library of television and film projects currently airing and in development, World of Wonder’s robust direct-to-consumer offerings include the world’s largest bi-coastal drag convention RuPaul’s DragCon, a flagship storefront on Hollywood Blvd, and a subscription box.

Moderating:


Peter Knegt
Producer
CBC


Featuring:


Fenton Bailey
Co-Founder
World of Wonder

30 Minutes With... Christine Maestracci, Quebecor

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Christine Maestracci
Senior Director of Acquisitions
Quebecor

3:00 PM

Networking Break

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

BANFF / Bell Fund Western Provinces Roundtable *Invite only* (Norquay Room)

In Partnership With

BANFF is proud to partner with Bell Fund, AMPIA, SMPIA and On Screen Manitoba on a private roundtable opportunity, which will offer select producers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba the opportunity to meet and engage with key players operating in the short-form digital space. This session is invite-only.

3:15 PM

Distributors and Commissioning: The New Greenlight

Alberta

When it comes to putting shows together, where is the money coming from? In today’s complex and fractured media landscape, distributors continue to play an increasingly important role, in some cases funding entire productions. Join us for an executive conversation about financing, the development process, the shifting rights game, speed to market and other distribution trends shaping the business.  


Moderating:


Sharone Ostrovsky
CEO
4East Media Inc.


Featuring:


Solange Attwood
EVP, International
Blue Ant Media

Chris Bonney
CEO
Cineflix Rights

Greg Phillips
President of Distribution
Kew Media Distribution

Max Richards
Vice President, International Distribution
Propagate Content

Partner Presentation: Doing Business With Canada: Co-Pro 101

In Partnership With

New Brunswick

Canada is one of the leading coproduction partners in the world and is well known for its Co-Production expertise.   This session co-hosted by Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund is for delegates interested in coproduction who want to know how to get started.  It will provide an overview of some of the tools, programs and resources available in Canada.


Featuring:


Francesca Accinelli
Director Promotions and Communications
Telefilm Canada

Nathalie Clermont
VP, Programs & Business Development
Canada Media Fund

Marlo Miazga
Vice President of Content
Bristow Global Media Inc.

3:30 PM

30 Minutes With... Anna Gecan, Audible

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Anna Gecan
Original Content Sr. Manager, Canada
Audible Inc.

4:30 PM

Rockie Awards International Program Competition Ceremony (Van Horne Ballroom)

Announcing the winners! In this first of two Rockie Award shows, BANFF’s flagship International Program Competition celebrates excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Welcoming participants from more than 45 countries annually and juried by an esteemed panel of 150 international industry professionals, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind. Congratulate the nominees and winners with a celebratory cocktail immediately following the show!

All BANFF delegates are invited to the 2019 Rockie Awards. Seating is first-come, first-served. Attire: Business casual.

*The 2019 Rockie Awards International Program Competition takes place in the Van Horne Ballroom, located on the conference side of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel*


Featuring:


Juno Rinaldi, Host
Actor/Writer
Juno Rinaldi

5:45 PM

Rockie Awards International Program Competition—Cocktail Celebration (Van Horne Foyer)

In Partnership With

Sing the praises of all the International Program Competition’s nominees and winners at the Canadian Music Publishers Association celebration cocktail. Enjoy complimentary libations, mix and mingle, honouring this year’s great achievements in television and digital content.

All BANFF delegates welcome. Attire: Business casual.

8:30 PM

BANFF 40th Anniversary BBQ Party (8:30 pm to 1:30 am)

In Partnership With

Break out your blue jeans, plaid shirt, cowboy boots and hat to join all registered BANFF delegates for a late-night bash at the amazing Mount View ranch, overlooking the majestic Rockies. Entertainment includes a live band and a DJ, western themed food and refreshments set in unique roundhouses (aka donuts) built around a massive bonfire.

Buses will depart for Mount View BBQ starting at 8:30 pm from the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. There will be a second pick up location downtown at the commercial parking lot behind the Mount Royal Hotel (the Corner of Beaver Street and Caribou Street). Buses will run continuously on a loop every 10 minutes from 8:30 pm until 1:30 am.

Tuesday, June 11

7:30 AM

Registration Open 7:30AM-6:00PM (Curio Foyer)

8:00 AM

Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Breakfast with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Bonnie Brownlee, Table host
Executive Director Communications Marketing Brand & Research
CBC

Josie Crimi, Table host
EVP Development and Production
Scott Brothers Entertainment

Heather Curtis, Table host
Director of Development, Movies, Mini-Series, and International Co-Productions
ABC Television Network

Mike Fazzino, Table host
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager
Amazon Studios

Justine Gamez Huckabay, Table host
President & Founder
Intercommunicate

Krista Look, Table host
Director, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment

Christine Maestracci, Table host
Senior Director of Acquisitions
Quebecor

9:30 AM

Master Class: Dear White People

Cascade

Dear White People’s provocative title has graced many Twitter feeds, a feature film, a scripted series that is going into its third season on Netflix, and now, the historic Cascade main stage at the Banff World Media Festival. This is a series with something to say and creative talent that transcends the screen, transforming the show into a brand. Panelists dig deep on what makes Lionsgate’s Dear White People work with Netflix’s global audience and how it stays atop the ever-evolving cultural conversation in America.

Moderating:


Michael Schneider
Senior Editor, TV Awards
Variety


Featuring:


Logan Browning
Actress
Dear White People

Kerri Hendry
SVP, Current Programming
Lionsgate

Justin Simien
Creator/Showrunner
Dear White People

30 Minutes With... Jonathan Sinclair, OWN

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

La place du contenu francophone dans le marché mondial numérique

In Partnership With

Alberta

Le français est la 5e langue la plus parlée au monde, avec plus de 300 millions de locuteurs et constitue la 4e langue de l’internet, derrière l’anglais, le chinois et l’espagnol. Les SVOD (principalement américains) accaparent une part grandissante des auditoires francophones et les diffuseurs francophones doivent s’adapter à l’environnement numérique actuel. Comment les diffuseurs francophones comptent-ils se positionner en réponse à ces services Comment ce phénomène influencera-t-il le mandat des chaînes francophones. Quel impact a-t-il déjà sur leur ligne éditoriale et les contenus recherchés pour attirer les auditoires francophones?

Moderating:


Carol Ann Pilon
Directrice Generale
Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC)


Featuring:


Caroline Chevallier
Responsable pôle partenaires/Déléguée aux programmes
TV5 Monde

Dany Meloul
General Manager, Television
Bell Media

Glenn O'Farrell
President
TFO

Yann Paquet
Vice President
Quebecor Content

10:00 AM

Face-to-Face Meetings #3 (sign up required)

In Partnership With

Alhambra


Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect 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, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Emily Baustien
Development Manager
Discovery Channel

Elena Blekhter
Director, Scripted Content
Dynamic Television

Vanessa Case
SVP Studio, VICE Canada
VICE Canada

Glenn Cockburn
President
Meridian Artists Inc

Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Production
ABC - Australia

Mike Fazzino
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager
Amazon Studios

Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises

Tory Jennings
Director, Programming, Premium SVOD
Bell Media

Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual
Bell Media

Krista Look
Director, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment

Marie McCann
Senior Director, CBC Kids
CBC

Michelle McCree
Production Executive, Factual
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual
Corus Entertainment

Ben Noot
Director Global Acquisitions
National Geographic

Jennevie Olivieri
Manager, TV Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Gaumont

Isabelle Pain
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager, Prime Video Canada
Amazon

Jenny Ramirez
VP, Unscripted Programming
Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS

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

Tony Tompson
Drama Development Executive
Hulu

10:30 AM

Networking Break

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

30 Minutes With... Alia J. Daniels, Revry

In Partnership With

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Alia J Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.

Partner Presentation: CMF Key Trends Report

In Partnership With

New Brunswick

Catherine Mathys, Director of Industry and Market Trends at the Canada Media Fund (CMF), will present the 2019 edition of the CMF’s trends report titled “Hold My Hand.” The year 2018 was marked by the evolution of how we relate to technology through a diverse range of events, leading to experimentation and new ways of creating and distributing content. . This presentation will emphasize the development of the Canadian industry and a trend analysis divided into four chapters: Technology and innovation, Media consumption, Evolving business models, and Markets and competition.


Featuring:


Catherine Mathys
Director of Industry & Market Trends
Canada Media Fund

11:00 AM

Master Class: BBC's Seven Worlds, One Planet

In Partnership With

Alberta

Produced by BBC Studios world-renowned Natural History Unit, Seven Worlds, One Planet is a brand new, ambitious landmark series for BBC One, presented by Sir David Attenborough. Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes. BANFF is proud to present a North American first-look of Seven Worlds, One Planet. Join BBC Studios, BBC America and BANFF for a Master Class in bringing this epic series to life, in which we’ll get an in-depth look at how the BBC and its partners transport viewers around the world in seven spectacular episodes.

Moderating:


Peter White
International Co-Editor
Deadline Hollywood


Featuring:


Scott Alexander
Series Producer
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit

Sarah Barnett
President, Entertainment Networks
AMC Network Entertainment LLC

Kiri Cashell
Producer/Director
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit

SUMMIT SERIES: Paul Feig, director, producer, screenwriter and activist

Cascade

“I’m never looking for strong female characters, because I don’t like that term,” Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”, “Ghostbusters: ATC”, The Office) told the U.K.’s Independent in 2018. “It feels two-dimensional. I like women who are strong and weak and funny and vulnerable and scared.” Feig was speaking to his most recent feature, “A Simple Favor,” but his views on the subject are ones that have shaped an entire career, from his cult hit Freaks and Geeks to his most recent indie venture, Powderkeg, which aims to amplify the careers of creatives from underrepresented backgrounds in entertainment. Feig is a singular personality in the entertainment business: a wildly successful producer-director beloved by cult fandoms and mainstream audiences alike, a powerful activist for diverse voices and a sartorial icon. Join Feig on BANFF’s historic main stage for an unforgettable conversation on a career that continues to awe and inspire.

Moderating:


Alison Brower
Deputy Editorial Director
The Hollywood Reporter


Featuring:


Paul Feig
Director, Screenwriter, Actor & Activist
Feigco Entertainment

11:30 AM

30 Minutes With... Sam Linton, Blue Ant Media

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Samantha Linton
VP Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media

12:00 PM

The New Must-Have TV: Kids Live Action

In Partnership With

New Brunswick

As the number of globally available streamers grows, so too has awareness that a robust kids and family offering is a must-have to compete for household subscription dollars. What are the hot trends capturing the attention of commissioners and what is old news? What are the need-to-knows about working in the genre? What’s it like working with teen and tween talent?!? And most critically: what makes a kids live-action show the stuff Emmy voters and M&L lawyers drool over versus one that’s just good?

Moderating:


Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises


Featuring:


Libbie Doherty
Head of Children’s Production
ABC - Australia

Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor
CBBC

Cort Lane
SVP Animation & Family Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Christin Simms
Writer, Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment

Major Drama: TV in the Cultural Conversation

In Partnership With

Alberta

Sometimes it’s easy to wonder: where does TV drama end and real life begin? Headlines bleed onto screen and scripts seem to infiltrate real life. Somewhere in the middle is a vibrant cultural conversation about the role of scripted entertainment in society today. Can or does drama shape the cultural conversation, or merely reflect it? How do creators view their responsibility in wielding the influence of mass media? Does drama adeptly speak to wide audiences or does it reflect a “coastal” view of America/the West? Our crack panel of creators, execs and media experts explores what TV means in the big picture of it all.

Moderating:


Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction
RTL


Featuring:


Emily Andras
Showrunner (Wynonna Earp)
Wynonna Earp

Corrie Coe
Senior Vice President, Original Programming
Bell Media

Deniese Davis
COO
ColorCreative

Meghan Hooper
SVP, Original Movies, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies
A+E Networks

12:30 PM

Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required)

Castello

Back for 2019, Lunch with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Elena Blekhter, Table host
Director, Scripted Content
Dynamic Television

Zach Feldberg, Table host
Executive In Charge of Production, Digital Originals
CBC

Cathy Garland, Table host
Producer/Acquisitions
TRVL

Molly Harrington, Table host
Director of CNN Original Series
CNN

Rob Kenneally, Table host
Agent
Creative Artists Agency

Dany Meloul, Table host
General Manager, Television
Bell Media

Chris Regina, Table host
Director, Original Series Content Acquisition
Netflix

30 Minutes With... Trish Williams, CBC

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Trish Williams
Executive Director of Scripted Content
CBC

1:00 PM

Networking Break

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

2:00 PM

Showrunner Super Panel

In Partnership With

Alberta

Creators and showrunners in smaller markets around the world are all facing the same issue. Can you afford to work in your home market and contribute to its vibrancy when so much of the work and opportunity lie elsewhere? What lessons have high-profile expats learned? Where does our panel see the opportunities of the future as the content market continues to globalize? This discussion will feature some of the industry’s top talents, from shows including Community, Orange is the New Black, The Killing, Private Eyes, Whiskey Cavalier and Anne with an E, examining topics of creativity, geography and market.

Moderating:


Amy Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures (Mary Kills People, Little Dog)


Featuring:


Shernold Edwards
Film and TV Writer
(Haven, Hand of God, Anne with an E)

Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
ELWOODISMS (Call Me Fitz, Lucifer, Whiskey Cavalier)

Marsha Greene
Screenwriter
It’s Our Thing Production (Private Eyes, Mary Kills People)

Vera Santamaria
Writer, Co-Executive Producer
(Orange is the New Black)

Veena Sud
Writer, Director, Producer
(The Killing, Seven Seconds)

Face-to-Face Meetings #4 (sign up required)

In Partnership With

Alhambra

Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect 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, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Featuring:


Jeff Alpern
President
The Alpern Group

Philip Barnsdall Thompson
VP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America
Flame Distribution

Chris Bell
Vice President, Scripted Development - Canada, Television
Entertainment One

Giuliana Benvenuto
Manager, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights

Shirley Bowers
VP, Sales & Acquisitions
Red Arrow Studios International

Melissa Campbell
Owner
Contentum Consulting & Management

Patrick Connolly
SVP, Programming
AMC / SundanceTV Global

Alexandre Coscas
Producer
Coscas Productions Inc

Heather Curtis
Director of Development, Movies, Mini-Series, and International Co-Productions
ABC Television Network

Alia J Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.

Zachary Davis
VP, Premium Content
Himalaya Media

James Farr
Director of Development
Cream Productions Inc.

Jesse Fawcett
President & Executive Producer
Essential Media Group

Edwina Follows
General Manager Discovery Canada
Discovery Networks, Bell Media

Cathy Garland
Producer/Acquisitions
TRVL

Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Director, Scripted Development-Canada, Television
Entertainment One

Cara Nye
Director, Production
Accessible Media Inc.

Jennevie Olivieri
Manager, TV Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Gaumont

30 Minutes With... Amy Emmerich, Refinery29

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Amy Emmerich
President N.A. & Chief Content Officer
Refinery29

3:00 PM

Networking Break

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

30 Minutes With... Rachel Nelson, Corus Entertainment

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual
Corus Entertainment

3:30 PM

Master Class: The Explosive Impact of Surviving R. Kelly

Cascade

Lifetime’s 2019 docuseries Surviving R. Kelly has gone beyond the realm of high-impact television and become a catalyst for societal change and justice. The Banff World Media Festival is honoured to host the team that brought the painful story into the light. Join survivor and author Kitti Jones, EP and Lifetime SVP Brie Miranda Bryant and EPs dream hampton and Tamra Simmons for a deep and insightful conversation about the development and production of the six-part series and its explosive after-effects.

Moderating:


Lainey Lui
Co-Host, The Social, Senior Correspondent, etalk
Bell Media


Featuring:


Brie Miranda Bryant
SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime

dream hampton
Executive Producer

Kitti Jones
Survivor and Author

Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency

Why, eh? Clicking with YA audiences

Alberta

Today’s Young Adult fiction has evolved from its explosion into the spotlight over a decade ago, on screen, on the page and everywhere in between. This panel will explore the state of YA today and its robust ecosystem between books and screen with perspectives from publishers, agents, writers and producers. They will dissect the latest properties to cross mediums and reach mass audiences, how to spot IP with the potential to do so, the profile of YA audiences and the intersections that join them (i.e. between adults and late-teens), producing and writing content that can easily travel across mediums and borders, and how to find the right partners with expertise in the space.

Moderating:


Mark Bishop
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
marblemedia


Featuring:


Lisa Lyons Johnston
President and Publisher
Kids Can Press Ltd

Katrina Matheson
VP of Television
Constantin Film

Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
Characters Talent Agency

Kim Turrisi
Author
KCP Loft

4:00 PM

30 Minutes With... Molly Harrington, CNN

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Molly Harrington
Director of CNN Original Series
CNN

4:30 PM

Master Class: Brick by Brick, How Scott Brothers Global was Built

In Partnership With

Cascade

Jonathan and Drew Scott are two of Canada’s most famous entertainment exports, not only known around the world for their lifestyle series, but as celebrities in their own right. Meanwhile, not-so-quietly behind the scenes, a global empire has been taking shape. Scott Brothers Global is a lifestyle enterprise that encapsulates four separate lines of business spanning entertainment, retail, furniture and more, all built on the Scott Brothers brand. Join us to discover how a single unscripted series turned into a multi-million dollar business that maintains its Canadian roots in a globalized media business.     

Moderating:


Melissa Grego
CEO
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)


Featuring:


Josie Crimi
EVP Development and Production
Scott Brothers Entertainment

David Dembroski
President
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.

Jonathan Scott
Partner
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.

Drew Scott
Partner
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.

Making or Breaking the Modern Coproduction

Alberta

Co-production has become the rule, not the exception in creating high-end series. This panel will examine four perspectives on co-production, offering insights on key benefits, the victories and the challenges. What lessons have they learned along the way?

Moderating:


Edwina Follows
General Manager Discovery Canada
Discovery Networks, Bell Media


Featuring:


Scott Herbst
Head, Scripted Development, Television
Lionsgate

Edward Sabin
Executive MD of International
A+E Networks

Sam Sniderman
EVP Global Production
Blue Ant Media

Allison Wallach
President
Jupiter Entertainment

Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Entertainment Cocktail

In Partnership With

Upper Rundle

The kids and animation market is booming with the advent of new platforms that entertain, educate, and inspire growing minds. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders to celebrate current successes and envision what the future has in store.

5:00 PM

30 Minutes With... Meghan Hooper, A+E Networks

Ivor Petrak

Hear the programming needs and priorities of major content investors first-hand, participate in Q&A and connect through meet-and-greets. No advance sign-up required.  Space will be filled on site, on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Meghan Hooper
SVP, Original Movies, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies
A+E Networks

5:45 PM

Rockie Awards Gala - Cocktail Reception (Van Horne Foyer)

In Partnership With

Red Carpet, cocktails and canapés!  Enjoy this celebratory mix-and-mingler in anticipation of BANFF’s signature Rockie Awards Gala.

All BANFF delegates are welcome. Attire: Cocktail.

7:00 PM

Rockie Awards Gala Ceremony (Van Horne Ballroom)

Celebrate in style at BANFF’s signature Rockie Awards Gala. This 40-year legacy recognizes the achievements of outstanding talent and executives from around the world. Happy anniversary, BANFF!

All BANFF delegates are welcome to the 2019 Rockie Awards. Seating is first-come, first-served. Attire: Cocktail.

*The 2019 Rockie Awards Gala takes place in the Van Horne Ballroom, located on the conference side of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel*


Featuring:


Jann Arden, Host
Singer/Songwriter/Actor
Jann Arden

Wednesday, June 12

8:00 AM

Registration Open 8:00 AM-1:00 PM (Curio Foyer)

9:30 AM

Wake Up with The Wit

Cascade

Grab your morning coffee and join us for an exclusive tour of the latest insights and analysis on global programming. Virginia Mouseler, CEO of The Wit takes the BANFF stage bringing her trademark in depth look into worldwide audiences and content trends. From what's big in Japan, to sleeper hits in the UK, to the hottest shows in Europe and around the world, this session will leave you inspired and armed with an in-depth understanding of the current international market and the info you need to advance your content development strategy or grow your business' global footprint.


  


Featuring:


Virginia Mouseler
CEO
The WIT World Information Tracking

10:30 AM

In Conversation With: Bill Hader and HBO EVP of Programming, Amy Gravitt

In Partnership With

Cascade

Join this year’s Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award honoree, Bill Hader and HBO's Amy Gravitt for a candid conversation on all things comedy. Master of impressions and iconic characters on Saturday Night Live, Hader is also a creator, director, writer, producer and star of HBO’s award-winning Barry. In 2016, Gravitt was named EVP of Programming at HBO, overseeing the development and production of original comedy series.  Along with current shows that include Barry, VEEP, Insecure and Silicon Valley, she oversees upcoming comedy series The Righteous Gemstones and Avenue 5.


Featuring:


Amy Gravitt
EVP of Programming
HBO

Bill Hader
Actor, Creator, Director, Producer, Writer
Barry

11:30 AM

Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Program

In Partnership With

Cascade

This curated panel is designed to provide insight, information and inspiration to the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative experience. With presentations from some of the television industry’s brightest minds, the program will take delegates through the nuts and bolts of building international partnerships, financing plans, and how to apply humanistic best practices to storytelling. Both emerging, and established, participants will walk away with useful tools to move their projects forward.


Moderating:


Jordan Pinto
Associate Editor
Banff World Media Festival


Featuring:


Jane Rimer
Chief of International Business & Creative Development
Insight Productions LTD

Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency

Kerry Swanson
Associate Director
Indigenous Screen Office

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