June 14 - July 16

Bringing the global media industry together to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize, all in real time.

Don’t miss the renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as keynotes, panels, master classes and an array of networking, parties and curated events!



From June 14-18, BANFF’s new purpose-built online experience brings the Canadian and global media industry together as part of our MARKETPLACE WEEK - to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize all in real time. The renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as our signature Summit Series keynotes and an array of networking, parties and curated events will punctuate this exciting week.


BANFF 2021 continues June 21-July 16, premiering a curated series of live and interactive panels, Master Classes, In Conversations, 30 Minutes With buyer mandates as well as an array programmed and serendipitous networking formats.


Speakers include

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Kirstine Stewart
Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Sport and Entertainment
World Economic Forum
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Ted Sarandos
Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer
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Magda Grace
Head of Prime Video Canada
Amazon Canada
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Rebecca Glashow
BBC Studios - Americas
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Thai Randolph
President and Chief Operating Officer
Laugh Out Loud
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Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital
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Doug Craig
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Streaming Division
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Catherine Tait
President & CEO
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David Anderson
Managing Director
ABC Australia
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Tim Davie
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Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
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Amy Friedman
Head of Kids and Family Programming
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Lauren Glaubach
Director, Family Partnerships + Programming
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Patricia Hidalgo
Director of Children’s and Education
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Nina Hahn
Senior Vice President of International Production & Development | Head of VIS Kids
Nickelodeon UK
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Maverick Carter
The SpringHill Company
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Kathryn Tyus-Adair
SVP Original Programming
Starz Media LLC
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Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama and Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Jennifer Shin
Jennifer Shin
Director of Development, Comedy
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Roy Ashton
Partner, Head of TV Literary
Gersh Agency
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Austin Denesuk
Creative Artists Agency
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Alan Moore
United Talent Agency
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Yi Qiao
Director, Sales and Acquisitions, Drama
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Matt Faulknor
Development Producer
Saloon Media
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Linda Simensky
Head of PBS KIDS Content
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Igal Svet
VP, Documentaries, Discovery+
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Orion Ross
VP Original Programming-Animation
The Walt Disney Company (EMEA)
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Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Scripted and Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Michael Ouweleen
President of Adult Swim
Cartoon Network
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Kim Diaz
Director of Creative Development
Sesame Workshop
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Loren Bouchard
Creator and Showrunner, Bob's Burgers
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Steve Blackman
Showrunner, Executive Producer, Director , Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
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Alena Smith
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, "Dickinson" on Apple TV+
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Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
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Vera Santamaria
Screenwriter and Executive Producer
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Emily Andras
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Wynonna Earp
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Frank Spotnitz
Executive Producer
Big Light Productions Ltd
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Anna Winger
Creator, Writer, Showrunner, Executive Producer: Unorthodox (Netflix), Deutschland83/86/89 (Amazon)
Studio Airlift
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Jennifer Holness
Hungry Eyes Media Inc.
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Lisa Meeches
Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Carrie Mudd
Peacock Alley Entertainment
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Jordan Pinto
Associate Editor
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Floyd Kane
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Diggstown (CBC)
Freddie Films Inc.
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Matt Hornburg
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
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Kevin Feige
President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel
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Kari Skogland
Mad Rabbit
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Kaley Cuoco
Star and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant, Founder, Yes, Norman Productions
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Greg Berlanti
Founder, Berlanti Productions and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant
Berlanti Productions
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Channing Dungey
Warner Bros Television Group
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Cathy Payne
Banijay Rights
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Steve MacDonald
President, Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks
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Brenda Gilbert
Co-Founder and President
BRON Media Corporation
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Sandra Stern
President, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
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Marta Kauffman
Creator, Friends and Grace & Frankie; Owner/Executive Producer, Okay Goodnight
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Nahnatchka Khan
Showrunner, Writer, and Director
Fierce Baby Productions
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Dawn Wilkinson
Writer & Director
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Matt Shakman
Director/Executive Producer
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Andrew Cividino
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Clement Virgo
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Tommy Gillespie
Director, Children's Programming
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Unscripted Content
Blue Ant Media
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Joe Mazzeo
Coordinator, Documentaries and Specials
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Andrew Morris
Manager Independent Production
Accessible Media Inc.
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Naomi Harvey
Team Human
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Grace Wu
Executive Vice President, Entertainment Casting
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
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Kadon Douglas
Executive Director
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Dr. Tasmin Plater
Head of HR
Endeavor Content
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Tonya Williams
Executive Director
Reelworld Film Festival
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Julie Chang
EVP, International Co-Productions
Blue Ant Media
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Jane Rimer
Senior Vice President, Canada
Banijay Rights
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Michela Di Mondo
SVP, Canada, International
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Sally Habbershaw
EVP of Sales and Co-Productions, North America
All3Media International
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Greg Greenwald
Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series
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Lynne Carter
Manager, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Sarah Burney
Director of Programming
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Lea Marin
Director of Development, Drama
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Sarah Adams
Director of Current Production, Drama
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Samantha Linton
Head of Original Content Canada
Blue Ant Media
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Troels Branth Pedersen
Acquisitions Executive
TV2 Denmark
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Marion Winter
Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
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Gregory Pang
Lawyer and Podcaster
RedFrame Law
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Tara Parker
Goodmans LLP
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Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
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Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
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Susan Alexander
Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Jessie Springer
Associate Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD
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Jonathan Partridge
Senior Executive Producer
A+E Networks
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Gosia Kamela
Production Executive Original Programing, Drama & Features
Bell Media
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Christa Dickenson
Executive Director
Telefilm Canada
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Reynolds Mastin
President & CEO
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
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Joan Jenkinson
Producer, Artemis Pictures and Executive Director, Black Screen Office
Artemis Pictures, Black Screen Office
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Jesse Wente
Executive Director
Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office
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Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Brunico Communications Ltd.
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Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
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Heather Williamson
Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
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Irene Pothecary Huse
Acquisitions Executive
NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK Super
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Robert Prinz
Director of Original Series, Comedy
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Alison Rheaume
Production Executive, Bell Media Original Programming
Bell Media
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Joana Klaus
Content Specialist
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Christina Rogers
Director of Original Independent Film
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Joanna Rosenthal
Manager, Content Acquisitions and Coproductions
Cartoon Network
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Deniese Davis
President, Reform Media Group, Co-Founder, ColorCreative
Reform Media Group
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Kristen Marston
Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director
Color of Change
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Poppy Hanks
Senior Vice President, Development and Production
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Dayna Lynne North
Founder and CEO
Loud Sis Productions
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Mauricio Mota
Founder and Co-President
Wise Entertainment
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Ash Greenwood
Creative Executive EMEA at YouTube Originals
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Aubrey Clarke
Senior Programme Executive, CBBC
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Martin Soudan
Director of Development, Fiction
SND Groupe M6
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Brooke Townsend
Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
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Debbie Brown
Production Executive, Scripted, Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Kerry Moraes-Sugiyama
Manager of Programming, West
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
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Mal Stares
Senior Associate in TV Advisory, Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content
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Adam Steinman
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Melissa Williamson
SVP, Scripted Content, Saloon Media
Saloon Media
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Benjamin Thornton
Non-Scripted Development Associate
Warner Bros.
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Kirsten Hurd
Acquisitions, TVO Kids
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Amanda Culkowski
Senior Director, Music Program Development
MTV Networks International
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Brenda Maffuchi
Head of Acquisitions & Property Development
DeAgostini Editore Spa
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Catie Asip
Asst. Director, Children's Programming
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Aletta Maria Alberts
Executive Head of Content Strategy and Third-Party Channels for Africa
Multichoice South Africa
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Angela Freedman
Director of Development
TRVL Channel
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Andrew Johnson
Executive In Charge of Production
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Michelle McCree
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs
head shot of Jessica Schmiedchen
Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
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Aron Phillips
SLAM and RTG Features
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Karine Tremblay
Manager of OTT Programming
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
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Katie Wilson
VP, Channels & Curation
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Ryan Robinson
Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series & Films
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Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions
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Valentina Daley
Director, International Content Strategy & Operations
Blue Ant Media
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Montrel McKay
President of Development & Production
Hoorae Film & TV
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Sarah Bremner
ARRAY Filmworks
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Andy Harries
Chief Executive
Left Bank Pictures
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Rishi Rajani
President of Production and Development
Hillman Grad Productions
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Christina Jennings
Chairman & CEO
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Cathy Schulman
President and CEO
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Michael Stiller
VP, Development & Programming
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Kurt Conner
Creative Executive
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Susan Taylor
Executive in Charge of Production and Development, Unscripted
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Chris Regina
Director, Original Series, Drama Development
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Sandra Picheca
Executive in Charge of Production, Comedy
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Dan Selig
SVP, Americas
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Rebecca Brown
Commercial Manager – Unscripted
BBC Studios
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Amber Richardson
Coordinator, Non-Scripted
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Brooke Kessler
Director of Original Series, Comedy
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Ian Scott
Chairperson & CEO
CRTC Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commissions
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Jennifer Vaux
Director, Programming Acquisition
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Jamie Schouela
President, Global Channels and Media
Blue Ant Media
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Elyse Delmore
VP, Unscripted Development
MGM Studios, Inc
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Max Micallef
VP, Nonfiction Programming
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Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Ltd
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Anthony Farrell
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Jamie Brown
CEO & Executive Producer
Frantic Films
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Kimberly Howitt
Senior Creative Executive, WarnerMedia Kids & Family
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Luke Hyams
Head of Originals EMEA at YouTube
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Kitty Gambel
SVP, Unscripted & Alternative Television
MGM Studios
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Havva Eisenbaum
Vice President, Development for Unscripted Programming
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Krista Look
Director of Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Keith Wooten
Director, Unscripted
BET Networks
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Jennifer Sandoval
Sustainability Consultant
Green Spark Group
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Paige Murray
Executive in Charge of Development, Drama
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Mandel Ilagan
VP, Live-Action Development, Unscripted
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Katie Isaacson
Senior Manager of Development, CNN Original Series
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Zara Frankel
Director, Programming & Development
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Kim Berglund
Executive Director, Development
Walt Disney Television
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Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions
TVF International
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Tyler Bern
Head of Content for Prime Video Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Amazon Studios
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Kerstin Viehbach
Head of Commissioning & Development (Fiction)
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Christine Maestracci
Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
Quebecor Content
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Rose Hughes
VP, Sales
Keshet International
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Holly Nichols
Development Manager
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Brad Holcman
Senior Director of Non Fiction & Alternative Programming
A+E Networks
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Marcie Hume
Senior Executive Producer
A+E Networks
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Alec Strum
VP, Original Series
head shot of Sarah Quan
Sarah Quan
Executive in Charge of Development, Comedy
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Andrew D’Cruz
Executive Producer, Unscripted
View all speakers HERE

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault to give keynote at BANFF

BANFF is proud to announce a keynote conversation with Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault on Thursday, June 17. Read the full announcement here.


BANFF is proud to announce Netflix’s Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is set to speak in a virtual keynote on the Festival’s opening day Monday, June 14th. Read the full announcement here.


The trio will gather on Friday, June 18th during BANFF’s Marketplace Week for an in-depth discussion on the blockbuster comedic thriller The Flight Attendant and other future projects. Read the full announcement here.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland join BANFF lineup

BANFF is thrilled to announce an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ session featuring Kari Skogland, award-winning director and CEO of Mad Rabbit and Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel. Read the full announcement here.

CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott to give a keynote at BANFF 2021

BANFF is proud to reveal the first keynote speaker for 2021: CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott will speak on BANFF 2021’s opening day Monday, June 14. Read the full announcement here.


Meet the esteemed group of international industry leaders who are guiding our content team to create up-to-date programming for our robust BANFF Virtual 2021 festival. Learn more here.


As a world-renowned event highlighting industry innovation, BANFF has truly embraced the many challenges of this uncertain time.

Randy Lennox, Chair of the Banff Television Festival Foundation Board of Directors

Telefilm Canada is proud to continue our support of the Banff World Media Festival, especially now as we all navigate these new, extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves experiencing.

Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

The Canada Media Fund has since its creation, 10 years ago, been a proud supporter of the Banff World Media Festival. With our partners, clients and colleagues, all of you in the industry, we’ve created new worlds, discovered new dimensions and challenged norms.

Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, CMF

BANFF provides an incredible opportunity to connect as a community, celebrate successes, and focus on the future. We’re proud to be part of the conversation.

Doug Murphy, President & CEO, Corus Entertainment

Congratulations to the Festival organizers, who have really stepped up to the plate in these extraordinary times to deliver once again an exceptional conference.

The Honourable Leela Aheer, Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women

During this time of challenge and change for the entire cultural and media sector, connecting through the Festival is more important than ever… we champion Canadian creators in sharing their voices and perspectives in innovative new ways.

Catherine Tait, President & CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

New voices from diverse communities are critical to the future of Canadian storytelling. Netflix is proud to support the development of these up and coming artists with BANFF and our incredible partners on the Diversity of Voices Initiative.

Lisa Hamilton Daly, Director of Original Series, Netflix


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