Session

Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (Van Horne Ballroom)

Sunday, June 12

Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (Van Horne Ballroom)

Opening Breakfast

8:00-9:00 am

- presented by the Indigenous Screen Office


Welcome and Prayer from Treaty No.7 Elder, Vincent Yellow Old Woman 

9:00-9:30 am

Delegates will gather for a welcome and prayer from Elder Vincent Yellow Old Woman from the Siksika Nation in Treaty No.7. 

Opening remarks from partners and stakeholders.


Pitch Forum Session #1: Scripted Feature Films

9:30 - 10:30 am

Five producers present their feature film projects and receive questions, comments, and expressions of interest from leading buyers, co-production partners, and funders.

- presented in partnership with CMF


Networking Break

10:30 - 10:45 am

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of pitches.


Pitch Forum Session #2: Scripted Drama Series

10:45 - 11:45 am

Five producers present their scripted drama series projects and receive questions, comments, and expressions of interest from leading buyers, co-production partners, and funders.

- presented in partnership with CMF


Networking Break

11:45am - 12:00 pm

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of pitches.


Pitch Forum Session #3: Scripted Comedy Series

12:00pm - 1:00 pm 

Five producers present their scripted comedy series projects and receive questions, comments, and expressions of interest from leading buyers, co-production partners, and funders.



Featuring:


Kathleen Edwards

Director, Indie Producer with Moontime Productions

K.J. Edwards

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Eva Grant

Filmmaker & Content Creator

Tooth&Nail Pictures

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Joy Haskell - Firediva Productions Inc

Writer, Director

Joy Haskell

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Eric Janvier

Writer

Broken Tree Productions

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Jordan Molaro

President

Nu-Media Films

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Justin Neal

Screenwriter

Justin Neal

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Tanis Parenteau

Producer/Actor

TDEP Productions

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Bradley Paul

Director/Producer/Writer

Brad's Atomic Digital Arts & Media

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Carla Robinson

President

Wassum Productions Inc.

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Kelly Roulette

Filmmaker

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Sean Smith

Producer/Director

Stingray Pictures

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Dallas Soonias

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Bannock Hands

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Loretta Sarah Todd

Producer & Director & Writer & Showrunner

Star Bird Media

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Jerry Wolf

Director

Cinethetica

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Expert Commentators:


Expert Commentator

Peter Bevan

VP Film, Head of Particular Crowd

Warner Bros. Discovery Latin America

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Expert Commentator

Lisa Ducharme

Director of Online Content

APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.

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Expert Commentator

Halaifonua Finau

Co-Founder, Executive Producer and Showrunner

Tavake

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Expert Commentator

Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President

BRON Media Corporation

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Expert Commentator

Rachel Goldstein-Couto

Head of Development, Original Programming

Bell Media

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Expert Commentator

Katrina Kowalski

Sr Director, Content Programming and Strategy, Paramount+ Canada

Paramount+

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Expert Commentator

Laura Luckenbaugh

Director, International Programming and Development

AMC Networks

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Expert Commentator

Lea Marin

Director of Development, Drama

CBC

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Expert Commentator

Lisa Meeches

Founder and Executive Producer

Eagle Vision

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Expert Commentator

Mark Montefiore

President

New Metric Media

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Expert Commentator

Rachel Nelson

VP, Original Content, Scripted, Factual and Kids

Corus Entertainment

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Expert Commentator

Carolyn Newman

Executive Vice President, Global Scripted

Blink49 Studios

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Expert Commentator

Jennifer Shin

Director of Development, Comedy

CBC

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Expert Commentator

Sierra Teller Ornelas

Co-Creator, Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer, Rutherford Falls

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Moderating:


Adam Garnet Jones

Director of TV Content and Special Events

APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

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