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

Kevin is Chair and Chief Creative Officer of the Lionsgate Television Group and Chair of the BANFF Board of Directors. He has spearheaded the strategic expansion of Lionsgate’s television production operations into one of the largest independent television businesses in the world.  

Kevin has shepherded iconic series including eight seasons...more

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: Meet a Decision Maker,*PRIVATE* Co-Production Deep Dive: international financing and content trends (Diversity of Voices Program)

Board of Directors

Colin Bohm

Corus Entertainment Inc

Colin Bohm is Executive Vice President, Content and Corporate Strategy at Corus Entertainment Inc., Canada’s leading media and content company, with responsibility for Corus’ industry leading original content businesses, as well as strategic planning and domestic and international business development.  Colin oversees Corus Studios, a global producer and distributor of...more

Speaking at: Meet a Decision Maker

Sally Catto

General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports

Sally Catto is the General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports for CBC. She oversees the strategic direction for all Entertainment, Factual and Sports content across all platforms including CBC TV, CBC Gem and CBC Listen. Content includes drama, comedy, factual entertainment, arts, documentary, kids, sports, podcasts, books, radio &...more

Speaking at: CBC Breakfast: telling Canada's stories

Sean Cohan


Sean joins Bell Media having spent decades in media and consumer businesses, including a 15-year tenure at A+E Networks ultimately in the role of President, International and Digital Media. He and his A+E teams are credited with driving global content, digital, and commercial transformation and notable growth across the business....more

Tom Cox

Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox has been producing original scripted content for Canadian and world audiences for over thirty years. His credits include award-winning feature films, dramatic series, mini-series and television movies. SEVEN24 Films, specializing in unique scripted content with global appeal, was recently named Playback Magazine’s Production Company of the Year.

Speaking at: Meet a Decision Maker

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 a period spanning close to four decades. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth.

Currently serving...more

Speaking at: Meet a Decision Maker,Defining Canadian Content: The future of the industry

Sandra Dewey

Chief Operating Officer

Until 4/1/2021, 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...more

Jeniffer Kim

Most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals HBO Max
Warner Bros. Discovery

Jeniffer Kim was most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals for HBO Max, responsible for leading International content for the streaming platform. In this role, Jeniffer was 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...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: Meet a Decision Maker,Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #2: drama series

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 $6 million equity...more

Speaking at: Meet a Decision Maker

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...more

Patrick Vien

Group Managing Director, International
A+E Networks

Patrick Vien is Group Managing Director, International at A+E Networks, a global media and entertainment company with a collection of culture brands that includes A&E, HISTORY, HISTORY2, BLAZE, Crime & Investigation, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, FYI, VICELAND and BIOGRAPHY. Patrick, in collaboration with his teams and A+E’s various partners around the...more

Speaking at: Int’l Media Leaders: big bang theories

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