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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2019 Business Master Class: Brick by Brick: How Scott Brothers Global Was Built
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Paula Kerger
President & CEO
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Sarah Barnett
President, Entertainment Networks and AMC Studios
AMC Network Entertainment LLC
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Laura Martin
Managing Director, Senior Analyst Entertainment & Internet
Needham & Company, LLC
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Kevin Wright
The Optimal Pitch
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Joana Vicente
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Randy Lennox
Former Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
Bell Media
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Jeffrey Katzenberg
Founder & Chairman of the Board
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Brie Bryant
SVP, Original Programming
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Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency
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Jonathan Scott
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
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Josie Crimi
EVP Development and Production
Scott Brothers Entertainment
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David Dembroski
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
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Lisa Lyons Johnston
President and Publisher
Kids Can Press Ltd
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Anna Gecan
Original Content Sr. Manager, Canada
Audible Inc.
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Brenda Bisner
Chief Content Officer
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Christine Maestracci
Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
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Alia Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.
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Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment
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Timothy Kuryak
Executive Producer
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Greg David
TV, eh?
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Jed Mercurio
Bodyguard, Line of Duty
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Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Kerri Hendry
SVP, Current Programming
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Francesca Accinelli
Senior Vice President, Program Strategy and Industry Development
Telefilm Canada
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Reeny Smith
Recording Artist, Songwriter and Producer
Canadian Music Publishers Association
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Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Executive Producer
Burden of Truth
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Justin Simien
Dear White People
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Logan Browning
Dear White People
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Beth Iley
Senior Development Executive
New Metric Media
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Chris Regina
Chief Content Officer
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Zach Feldberg
Director of Current Production Comedy & Head of Scripted Gem Originals
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Philipp Steffens
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Bonnie Brownlee
Executive Director Marketing and Communications
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Justine Gamez Huckabay
President & Founder
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Greg Phillips
Kew Media Distribution
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Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor, Independents
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Marni Goldman
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
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Tassie Cameron
Showrunner & Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
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Benjamin Noot
Global Acquisitions Director
National Geographic
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Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual
Corus Entertainment
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Uwe Stueckmann
Loblaw Companies Ltd
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Matt Kohler
Managing Director
Clorox Company of Canada
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Marie McCann
Senior Director, Children's Content
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Jennevie Olivieri
Manager, TV Co-Productions
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Allison Wallach
Head, Global Unscripted Programming, Fox Entertainment Studios
Jupiter Entertainment
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Jeff Alpern
The Alpern Group
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Scott Herbst
Head of Scripted Development and EVP
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Edward Sabin
Executive MD of International
A+E Networks
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Libbie Doherty
Head of ABC Children & Family
ABC - Australia
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Fenton Bailey
Co-Founder & Executive Producer
World of Wonder
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Michelle McCree
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
head shot of Krista Look
Krista Look
VP, Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
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Emily Andras
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Wynonna Earp
Wynonna Earp
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Deniese Davis
Founder and CEO
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Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
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Cathy Garland
Producer &Acquisitions, Trcl-Paranormal Only
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Giuliana Benvenuto
Senior Manager, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights
head shot of Catherine Mathys
Catherine Mathys
Director of Industry & Market Trends
Canada Media Fund
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Michael Schneider
TV Editor
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Kyle Irving
Co-Owner and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Cort Lane
VP, Original Content,<br>Fashion Brands
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
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Jennifer Stahlke
EVP, Marketing
Walmart Canada Corp.
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Tom Hastings
Head of Original Programming in Canada, Paramount+
Bell Media
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Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
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Andreas Lemos
Director, International Content
Banijay Rights
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Trish Williams
Executive Director, Scripted Content
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Isabelle Pain
Head of Content, Prime Video Canada
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Nathalie Clermont
EVP, Content Strategy & Business Development
Canada Media Fund
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Tony Tompson
Drama Development Executive
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Corrie Coe
Senior Vice President, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Patrick Connolly
SVP, Programming
AMC / SundanceTV Global
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James Farr
EVP, Development
Cream Productions Inc.
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
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Athena Georgaklis
Vice President
Nelvana Enterprises
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Guy Boutin
Chef De La Production Originale, Bureau des Provinces de L’Atlantique
TV5 Quebec Canada
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Molly Harrington
Director of CNN Original Series
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Heather Curtis
Director of Development, Movies, Mini-Series, and International Co-Productions
ABC Television Network
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Lydia Storie
SVP, Development
Muse USA
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Sam Linton
VP, Production and Development, Global Media
Blue Ant Media
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Meghan Hooper
Executive Vice President, Head of Original Movies and Limited Series, Entertainment and Youth Group
A+E Networks
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Solange Attwood
CEO & Co-Founder
Blue Ant Media
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Chris Bonney
Cineflix Rights
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Max Richards
Vice President, International Distribution
Propagate Content
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Elena Blekhter
Vice President-Toluca Pictures
Dynamic Television
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Peter Knegt
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Superna Kalle
President, International Networks
Starz Media LLC
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Alison Brower
LA Bureau Chief
The Hollywood Reporter
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Sarah Fowlie
Head of Production, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Edwina Follows
Executive Producer
Discovery Networks, Bell Media
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Mike Cosentino
Bell Media
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Doug Murphy
President and CEO
Corus Entertainment
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Saskia Schuster
Head of Scripted
ITV Network Ltd
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François-Pier Pelinard-Lambert
Chief Editor
Le Film Francais
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Sandra Stern
Vice Chairman
Lionsgate Entertainment
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Jodie Ferneyhough
President & Owner
CCS Rights Management
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Bill Hader
Actor, Creator, Director, Producer, Writer
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Juno Rinaldi
Juno Rinaldi
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Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
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Kerry Swanson
Executive Director
Indigenous Screen Office
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Yann Paquet
Vice President, Strategy & International Business
Quebecor Content
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Glenn O'Farrell
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Jordan Pinto
Banff World Media Festival
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Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Banff World Media Festival
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Kitti Jones
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Scott Alexander
Series Producer
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
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Peter White
Executive Editor, Television
Deadline Hollywood
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Mike Fazzino
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager
Amazon Studios
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Austin Denesuk
Creative Artists Agency
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Shirley Bowers
SVP, US Distribution
Red Arrow Studios International
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Rob Kenneally
Creative Artists Agency
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Alexandra Panousis
Chief Growth Officer
Havas Media
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Todd Allen
VP Marketing
Labatt Breweries of Canada
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Zachary Davis
VP, Premium Content
Himalaya Media
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Veena Sud
(The Killing, Seven Seconds)
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Paul Feig
Director, Screenwriter, Actor & Activist
Feigco Entertainment
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dream hampton
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Jeff Hersh
Bell Media
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Anthony Kimble
Fugitive Content
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Glenn Cockburn
Meridian Artists Inc
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Dany Meloul
Executive Vice President
Bell Media
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Justina Wojtowicz
EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales
Beyond Distribution
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Chris Bell
Scripted Content
Entertainment One
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Rebecca Arzoian
Head of Television
Smokehouse Pictures
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Marlo Miazga
President, Executive Producer, Unscripted
Bristow Global Media Inc.
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Katrina Matheson
VP of Television
Constantin Film
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Drew Scott
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
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Emily Baustien
Development, Discovery Factual
Discovery Channel
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Larry Shuman
President/Literary Manager
The Shuman Company
head shot of Jenny Ramirez
Jenny Ramirez
Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Alternative Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS
head shot of Sharone Ostrovsky
Sharone Ostrovsky
4East Media Inc.
head shot of Sebastien Pigeon
Sebastien Pigeon
Executive Producer & General Manager
Aetios Productions Inc.
head shot of Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Director, Development, Scripted Programming
Entertainment One
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Alexandre Coscas
Executive Producer
Coscas Productions Inc
head shot of Aaron Martin
Aaron Martin
Writer, Producer, Showrunner
head shot of Richard Kanee
Richard Kanee
Executive Director, Digital Strategy
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Sally Catto
Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
head shot of Vera Santamaria
Vera Santamaria
Screenwriter and Executive Producer
(Orange is the New Black)
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Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
ELWOODISMS (Call Me Fitz, Lucifer, Whiskey Cavalier)
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Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
Characters Talent Agency
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Virginia Mouseler
The WIT World Information Tracking
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Kiri Cashell
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
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Kim Turrisi
KCP Loft
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Jesse Wente
Outgoing Co-Executive Director Indigenous Screen Office
Indigenous Screen Office
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Rishad Tobaccowala
Chief Growth Officer and Member of Management Board
Publicis Groupe
head shot of Shernold Edwards
Shernold Edwards
Film and TV Writer
(Haven, Hand of God, Anne with an E)
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Christin Simms
Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment
head shot of Amy Cameron
Amy Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures (Mary Kills People, Little Dog)
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Marsha Greene
It’s Our Thing Production (Private Eyes, Mary Kills People)
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Catherine Tait
President & CEO
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Brian Pickett
Voodoo Highway Music
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Jane Rimer
Senior Vice President, Canada
Insight Productions LTD
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Darren Giblin
SVP, Current Programming & Co-Productions
Entertainment One
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Michael Carrington
Managing Director & Executive Producer
ABC Radio & TV
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Liz Levenson
Sales & Acquisitions
Cactus Tree Entertainment
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Lainey Lui
Co-Host, The Social, Senior Correspondent, etalk
Bell Media
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Marly Reed
Vice President, Development
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Melissa Campbell
Contentum Consulting & Management
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Philip Barnsdall-Thompson
SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America - FACTUAL ONLY
Flame Distribution
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Cara Nye
Cara Nye
Director, Content Development & Production
Accessible Media Inc.
head shot of Amy Emmerich
Amy Emmerich
Global President & Chief Content Officer
head shot of Pierre-Andre Rochat
Pierre-Andre Rochat
Daro Film Distribution
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Jesse Fawcett
CEO & Executive Producer
Essential Media Group
head shot of Caroline Chevallier
Caroline Chevallier
Responsable pôle partenaires/Déléguée aux programmes
TV5 Monde
head shot of Vanessa Case
Vanessa Case
SVP Global Head of Unscripted Production, Vice Studios & Pulse Films
VICE Canada
head shot of Tory Jennings
Tory Jennings
Director of Content, Crave
Bell Media
head shot of Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
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Sam Sniderman
Senior Consultant & Advisor
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Richard Life
Richard Life
SVP Acquisitions and Co-productions
Cineflix Rights
head shot of Helen Asimakis
Helen Asimakis
Senior Director, Drama
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Carol Ann Pilon
Executive Director
Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC)
head shot of Jann Arden
Jann Arden
Jann Arden
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Mark Bishop
Co-President, Blue Ant Studios
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Graeme Cornies
Voodoo Highway Music
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Deborah Day
CEO & Chief Strategist
Innovate By Day
head shot of Amy Gravitt
Amy Gravitt
EVP of Programming
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Leela Aheer
Government of Alberta
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Melissa Grego
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)
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 Larry Grimaldi
Larry Grimaldi
SVP, Development & Production
MarVista Entertainment
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Jason Ryle
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
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Dustin Alpern
The Alpern Group
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Wilhelmina Ross
Agent, Scripted Television
Creative Artists Agency
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Danae Kokenos
Senior Manager, Content Acquisition

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