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Friday, June 25
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chatroom: Creative Conversations

Friday, June 25
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chatroom: Creative Conversations

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Directing for TV: There’s no one path to take, but there are some tips and tricks that can help you better understand how to break into directing for television.

Host: Molly McGlynn

TV writers’ rooms: Get the inside scoop on the anatomy of a TV writers’ room - how it operates and potential pathways to break into one. 

Host: Vera Santamaria

Exec producing: Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to make the leap from writing or directing to executive producing. 

Host: Sheri Elwood

Crafting characters: Great characters are the key to unlocking a great story. Learn tips and tricks for creating characters that keep audiences tuning in. 

Host: Anthony Farrell

Sustainable creativity: How can we make creative execution and sustainable production more compatible? Let's break it down.

Host: David Hardy

Telling real-life stories: Explore the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when telling stories sourced from real-life.

Host: Allison Berkley & Joseph Freed

Writing for animation: Regardless of format, writing is writing...right? Here's what you should know about the art of writing for animation and how it differs from writing live-action content. 

Host: Holly Huckins 

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)


Allison Berkley

Executive Producer/President

Marwar Junction Productions


Sheri Elwood

Executive Producer/Writer/Director



Anthony Q. Farrell

Creator, Showrunner


Joseph Freed

Executive Producer/President

Marwar Junction Productions


David Hardy

VP, Sustainability & Stakeholder Affairs

William F. White International Inc.


Holly Huckins

Executive Producer & Content Creator

Think Bubble


Molly McGlynn


Hail Mary Films


Vera Santamaria

Screenwriter and Executive Producer



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