Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

Randy Lennox

Former Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
Bell Media

As President of Bell Media, Canada’s leading broadcasting, streaming, and content creation company, Lennox is responsible for all of the company’s businesses including TV, radio, digital, and out-of-home, as well as new ventures and partnerships.

Lennox joined Bell Media in August 2015 as President, Production and Broadcasting. In February, 2017, he...more

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Kevin Beggs

Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Beggs is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 19- year veteran of the company and a member of its corporate senior management team, he has spearheaded the strategic expansion of Lionsgate’s television production operations into one of the largest independent television businesses...more

John Brunton

Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Producer
Insight Production Company Ltd.

John Brunton thinks TV. All the time. As the Globe and Mail writes, he “has airwaves between his ears.”

A natural-born storyteller, Brunton is now celebrating over thirty years at the helm of Insight Production Company Ltd. As Chairman & CEO, Brunton’s entrepreneurial ingenuity, creative vision and passion for television have...more

Sally Catto

General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports

Sally Catto is the General Manager, Programming for CBC English Television. She oversees the strategic direction and programming of original and acquired scripted, digital original and unscripted programming for the network such as Schitt’s CreekWorkin’ MomsKim’s ConvenienceBaroness Von Sketch ShowAnneAlias Grace and The Great Canadian Baking Show.

In her role she has also overseen the re-branding...more

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Sean Cohan


Sean Cohan serves as president of Wheelhouse Entertainment, where he is responsible for driving content and marketing opportunities across multiple businesses and platforms, including talent, brand and other strategic, corporate partnerships for the company.

Prior to Wheelhouse Entertainment, Sean worked at A&E Networks for nearly 15 years. He served as president...more

Tom Cox

Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox is Managing Director of Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films. His productions span thirty years and include award winning feature films, dramatic series, mini series and television movies.

Current productions include Wynonna Earp, a supernatural series for Syfy and Space in its third production season, Heartland, a family drama series in its eleventh broadcast...more

Valerie Creighton

President & CEO
Canada Media Fund

Valerie Creighton is an industry leader in arts, culture and media, recognized for reenergizing some of the country’s most important organizations in the sector over the last 30 years. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth.

Currently serving as President and...more

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Maria Hale

Banff Board of Directors

Maria Hale is Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, responsible for leading Global’s content strategy, acquisitions and scheduling. In addition, Maria is responsible for all acquired content across the entire Corus portfolio and chairs Corus’ Digital Council.

In her years at Corus, Maria has also been ‎VP, Head of...more

Scott Henderson

Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
Bell Media

As Vice-President, Communications, Scott Henderson leads the strategic, day-to-day operations of program and talent publicity, internal and corporate communications, public affairs, and community investment for Bell Media.

Henderson is responsible for all communications efforts for the company’s two conventional networks, CTV and CTV Two; Bell Media’s stable of entertainment,...more

Ira Levy

Managing Partner
Breakthrough Entertainment

As co-founder and partner in Breakthrough Entertainment, an internationally recognized and award winning studio, Ira Levy has established himself as one of the most prolific Executive Producers in the entertainment industry.

Ira has forged fruitful production relationships with National and International Networks and co-production and financing partners on a variety of scripted programming including; comedy,...more

Blair Miller

Managing Partner, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

As Vice President of Content, Blair is accountable for the development and realization of TELUS’ content strategy. His portfolio includes programming and business development for Optik TV as well as programming, commissioning and original production for Optik Local, TELUS local programming offering. In addition to the Banff Board of Directors,...more

Robin Mirsky

Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications Inc

Robin Mirsky is Executive Director of the Rogers Group of Funds.  Robin joined Rogers Communications in 1989.

She is responsible for the Rogers Group of Funds, which includes the Rogers Telefund, a $32 million interim financing fund for Canadian independent productions, the Rogers Cable Network Fund, a $9 million equity investment...more

J. Serge Sasseville

Senior Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs
Quebecor Media Inc.

J.Serge Sasseville is Senior Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs of Quebecor Media Inc. As such, he assumes responsibility for Quebecor Media's Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs  Institutional Affairs/Government Relations and Industry Relations Departments. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Quebecor Media.

J.Serge Sasseville has been with the Quebecor...more

Rebecca Segal

Sky Networks

Rebecca Segal is the Los Angeles, California based executive for Sky Entertainment and Networks, a role she has served in for over 13 years. Rebecca works with the acquisition teams and the channel heads in the UK, Germany and Italy identifying series and other programming – at all stages -...more

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– LeVar Burton, Producer, Actor


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