Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

Kevin Beggs

Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Beggs is Chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and Lionsgate Chief Content Integration Officer, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 24-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...more

Speaking at: In Conversation With: Kevin Beggs and Frank Giustra

Vice-chair of the Board

Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President
BRON Media Corporation

Brenda Gilbert is the President of BRON Media Corp, a company she co-founded and leads with her husband, Aaron L. Gilbert. BRON Media Corp. is the parent company to operating units BRON Studios, BRON Releasing, BRON Digital, and BRON Ventures (holds an interest in a portfolio of 10 content companies)....more

Speaking at: Summit Series: David Linde, CEO, Participant,Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #1: Scripted Feature Films

Board of Directors

Colin Bohm

Corus Entertainment Inc

Colin Bohm is Executive Vice President Content and Corporate Strategy at Corus Entertainment Inc.

Colin oversees Corus’ original content businesses Nelvana, Corus Studios, Kids Can Press and Toon Boom, and is responsible for the company’s business development and strategic planning activities, including the development of global strategic partnerships and Corus’ mergers...more

Speaking at: Spotlight on Corus Entertainment

Sally Catto

General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sally Catto is the General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports for CBC. She oversees the strategic direction for all programming across all platforms including CBC TV and CBC Gem, and all entertainment and factual genres including drama, comedy, factual entertainment, arts, documentary, sports and podcasts. This includes a wide...more

Sean Cohan

Nielsen Company

Sean Cohan is Nielsen Global Media's Chief Growth Officer and President, International. He joined Nielsen in March 2020 and is responsible for overseeing Nielsen's Growth Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Corporate and Business Development, and its range of businesses outside the U.S., including Measurement, Outcomes, Sports and Metadata.

Sean comes to Nielsen having...more

Tom Cox

Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films

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

In addition to Fortunate Son, in production this year for the CBC and NBCU International, current productions include Jann, a half-hour comedy for CTV, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller pilot for...more

Speaking at: Chatroom: Getting to Greenlight

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 thirty-five 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

Sandra Dewey

Chief Operating Officer

Until 1/31/2021, Sandra Dewey served as President of Business Operations and Productions for WarnerMedia Entertainment's streaming service HBO Max as well as TNT, TBS and truTV. 

In her role, Sandra oversaw the business affairs and production teams for HBO Max originals. Sandra and her team established policy and process for the HBO...more

Scott Henderson

Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
BANFF Television Festival Foundation

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

Henderson was responsible for all communications efforts for the company's two conventional networks, CTV and CTV Two;...more

Jeniffer Kim

Most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals HBO Max

Jeniffer Kim is Senior Vice President, International Originals for HBO Max, responsible for leading International content for the streaming platform. In this role, Jeniffer is responsible for commissioning original series and co-productions for the platform in international markets targeted for U.S. and global audiences. In collaboration with some of the...more

Stephen MacDonald

President, Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks

MacDonald oversees the A+E Networks global multiplatform and library content licensing initiatives, as well as the company’s international activities.

MacDonald, a 24-year veteran of Fox, joins A+E Networks from Twentieth Television. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable with oversight of broadcast syndication. During his...more

Lisa Meeches

Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision

Lisa Meeches is one of the most dynamic and respected producers in the film industry. Lisa is Anishinaabe from Long Plain First Nation. After studying broadcasting in North Dakota, Lisa began her career in 1986 with the Native Media Network. She later began news reporting for Craig Broadcasting Systems in...more

Speaking at: BANFF Spark Case Study: Amaze, Eagle Vision, and Jump Studios,Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #1: Scripted Feature Films

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

Justin Stockman

VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media

As VP, Content Development & Programming, Justin Stockman is responsible for English TV programming including CTV, Crave, and Bell Media’s English-language specialty channels Discovery, MTV, E!, Much, CTV Drama, CTV Life, CTV Comedy, CTV Sci-Fi with a focus on developing groundbreaking new content.

Stockman’s role includes the ongoing negotiation and development...more

Speaking at: State of the Nation: Canada in focus

It’s a lively festival and clearly people enjoy coming here year after year after year.
– LeVar Burton, Producer, Actor


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