Speaker Vinay Virmani

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Vinay Virmani

Partner and Chief Content Officer

Uninterrupted Canada

Vinay Virmani is a graduate of Toronto’s York University, known for its progressive programs in media, arts and performance. Also a student of the esteemed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City, Vinay is the Founder of the Toronto film and TV production company First Take Entertainment.

His deep connection to film and experience in acting, writing and production were elemental in the creation of First Take Entertainment. Driven by the belief that diversity in storytelling is the future of the film industry’s ability to give life to real stories that span time and culture, First Take Entertainment was created in the spirit of connecting people to compelling stories no matter where they are in the world.

Featured as a panelist on CBC’s Canada Reads the annual Battle of the Books, the creative visioneer has broken social, cultural and professional barriers in a highly competitive industry that continues to surprise us.

As the content industry continues to evolve, so does Vinay’s vision. His latest appointment as Partner & Chief Content Officer with Uninterrupted, the joint venture founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter marks an industry turning point as the highly publicized expansion moves into the Canadian market accompanied by a partnership with Drake. Vinay’s latest role with Uninterrupted brings promise to the country’s most celebrated and diverse group of athletes. Uninterrupted is a valuable creative endeavour that will offer athletes the right platform to share their unique stories and authentic experiences with an audience that’s ready to be inspired.

Speaking on: Meet the BANFF Board of Directors and Content Advisory Board

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