Speaker Susan Makela

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Susan Makela

Sr Director, Acquisitions, Rights & Inventory


Working closely with the senior executive team at Paramount Streaming, Susan is responsible for the content rights strategy and long-range business planning for the development and commissioning of Canadian content. She leads the financing strategies for commissioned programs and manages the business relationships with external partners and industry stakeholders. Specialized in Canadian funding, policy and regulatory issues for more than 20 years, Susan was
previously with Bell Media as Director, Strategic Planning, Original Programming.

Speaking on: Topic Tables

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