Speaker Adam Garnet Jones

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Adam Garnet Jones

Director of TV Content and Special Events

APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Adam Garnet Jones is Cree-Métis and Danish from Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB.) With a degree in film production from Ryerson University, Adam worked as a writer/director/producer for 14 years (Fire Song, Great Great Great, Amplify, Mohawk Girls, Cashing In.) Throughout these years, Adam was involved in a number of committees and initiatives to amplify the voices and opportunities of Indigenous content creators. In 2018, Adam left his work as a filmmaker in order to develop the role of Indigenous Initiatives Lead at Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund. Adam joined the senior management team at APTN as Director of TV Content and Special Events in 2021. He is delighted to be closer to production again, nurturing, promoting, and celebrating the very best in Indigenous storytelling. Adam is also a novelist and bead-worker, and calls Toronto home.

Speaking on: Being Counted: Canada's first race-based audience survey signals market opportunities and data collection gaps; Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #1: Scripted Feature Films; Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #3: Scripted Comedy Series; Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #2: Scripted Drama Series

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
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