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Monday, June 12
10:00am - 11:00am
Presidents Hall

Speed Meetings with Buyers

Monday, June 12
10:00am - 11:00am
Presidents Hall

Speed Meetings with Buyers

Advance sign-up was required via lottery, see networking page for more details.

Attendees who secured a spot in advance for Speed Meetings should arrive at the session room 30 minutes prior to the session start time to check in with the room monitor and get processed. Showing up late for your scheduled time slot will result in losing your spot to the wait line.

If you did not secure a Speed Meetings spot in advance, we recommend showing up to the session room 30 minutes early to join the wait line. The wait line will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Speed Meetings with Buyers is in a NEW LOCATION, on the Conference Centre side. Give yourself extra time to make your way over from the Hotel side so that you are not late for your scheduled meeting.

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, with a 2-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.

NOTEWe acknowledge there's an ongoing labour dispute between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). If you are participating in meetings or planning on pitching, we encourage you to abide by the guidelines of any union or guild affiliations you may have.


Featuring:


Table host

Jessica Callahan

Vice President, Development

Hallmark Media

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Aubrey Clarke

Commissioning Executive | BBC Children’s 7+

BBC

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Lisa Ducharme

Director of Online Content

APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.

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Bart Fisher

VP, Development - Programming

Hallmark Media

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Lauren Frasca

SVP, Content

Magnolia Network - Warner Bros. Discovery

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Laura Gaines

Director, Development & Programming

Hallmark Media

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Gwenllian Gravelle

Head of Scripted International

S4C International

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Katrina Kowalski

Senior Vice President, International Content Programming & Acquisitions, Pluto TV

Paramount

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Jennifer Kramer

Vice President, Development

Hallmark Media

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Nick Lee

Commercial Director, Drama & Comedy

Channel 4

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Jennifer Liang

VP, Acquisitions, Programming & Sales

Topic

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Drew Mullin

Executive in Charge of Production, Kids

CBC

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Angela Polk

Vice President, Development

Hallmark Media

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Polly Scates

Head of Acquisitions

Channel 4

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

CBC

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Benjamin Thornton

Development Executive

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Lauren Whitelaw

Head of Programming

OUTtv Network Inc

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Llinos Wynne

Head Documentaries and Specialist Factual

S4C

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Michele Zatta

Commissioning Editor in Charge of International Co-productions

RAI Fiction - RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana

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