Speaker Rebecca Gibson
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Partner and Head of Development
As a writer, director, producer, series creator, story editor and actor, Rebecca’s work in documentary, drama, and comedy has played in festivals, in theatres, and on TV screens around the world. Following graduation from the New York Film Academy, a CFTPA International Internship took Rebecca to Los Angeles at the start of her film career. Credits include her ACTRA Award-winning role in The Pinkertons (Netflix); co-writing and producing the award-winning feature H&G; and serving as co-creator, executive producer, showrunner, a writer, and director for four seasons of the series Taken, for which she won a Beyond Borders Media Award and was nominated for three CSAs. Rebecca was also a director of the international award-winning #SacredMMIWG social action campaign that reached over 1/3 of Canadians. Formerly a Partner and Head of Development for Eagle Vision, Rebecca continues to work with Eagle Vision to develop several feature and series projects around the world, including her own. Recent projects include the factual series 7TH GEN (co-creator, executive producer, showrunner, writer, director), the feature film Finality of Dusk (producer, in post), and the comedy web series DJ Burnt Bannock (executive producer, showrunner, director). Rebecca is devoted to mentorship, working with the CMPA, ACTRA, WIFT, WIDC, among several other organizations to support equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. Rebecca founded Orange Daisy Project, a social action campaign in support of mental health for teen girls. She was honoured nationally as a CAMH Difference Maker and was ACTRA Manitoba's 2018 Woman of the Year.
Speaking on: Pitch Doctors: PBS, Eagle Vision, CBC; Production Partners; Master Class: Snapchat’s Reclaim(ed)