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Celebrating 45 years of the best in the business

Channing Dungey returns to BANFF as a Summit Series speaker

Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman and CEO Channing Dungey is confirmed to join the premium Summit Series keynote lineup. Read more.

First Summit Series keynote announced

FOX Entertainment's CEO Rob Wade joins the prestigious keynote lineup. Read more.

First Spotlight on the agenda

Hear from the presidents of Universal Television, Universal International Studios & UCP and Universal Television Alternative Studio, as they outline vision for 2024 and beyond. Read more.

Introducing the 2024 Content Advisory Board

Meet the global industry leaders guiding the programming for this year's Festival. Read more.

Announcing new Board of Directors members

Proudly welcoming three top media leaders - Patrick Vien, Lisa Kramer, and Bing Chen on BANFF's Board of Directors. Read more.

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Jay Carolyn Wu
Head of Development
LaRue Entertainment
head shot of Jennifer Shin
Jennifer Shin
Director of Development, Comedy
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Adaora Udoji
Adaora Udoji
Vice President, Programming & Operations
PBS
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Vanessa Case
VP Content, Paramount+ and Pluto TV, Paramount Global
Paramount
head shot of Drew Mullin
Drew Mullin
Executive in Charge of Production, Kids
CBC
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Saleena Lockett
Executive Director of Scripted Programming
The CW Television Network
head shot of Carlyn Klebuc
Carlyn Klebuc
General Manager, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Mitch Geddes
Sr. Director, Development & Current Productions
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Georgina Gonzalez
VP, Global Scripted Series
NBCUniversal International Studios
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Tara Roy
Director of Original Programming
Starz
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Grace Tran
Director of Global Scripted Programming
NBCUniversal International Studios
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Lea Marin
Director of Development, Drama
CBC
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Walt Disney Television Alternative
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Aneka Hylton-Donelson
Director of Development
National Geographic Channel
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Kelley Gardner
VP, Current Series Animation
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
head shot of Stefania Scarfo
Stefania Scarfo
Head of Content Strategy & Planning
Paramount
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Andrea Higgins
Music Supervisor
AHA Sound & Vision
head shot of Gwenllian Gravelle
Gwenllian Gravelle
Head of Scripted International
S4C International
head shot of Julie Choi
Julie Choi
Agent, Unscripted Talent & Content
Buchwald
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Nua Finau
Co-Founder, Executive Producer and Showrunner
Tavake Ltd
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Janet Brown
President, Content Distribution, North America & LatAm
BBC Studios Americas Inc.
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Cynthia Kennedy
BANFF Content Advisory Board
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Warren Campbell
Founder
JOIN TV Network
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Kim Ball
Chief Content & Communications Officer
Super Channel
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Cara Nye
Director, Content Development & Production
Accessible Media Inc.
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Robin Mirsky
Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications Inc
head shot of Justin Stockman
Justin Stockman
VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Patrick Vien
Patrick Vien
Group Managing Director, International
A+E Networks
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
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Marianne Lambert
Director,<br>Co-Productions
TFO
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Ava Mustos
Associate Director, Acquisitions
Fifth Season
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Wadooah Wali
Co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Producer
New Canvas
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Richard Jean-Baptiste
Vice President, Business Innovation, Executive Producer
Attraction
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Roma Roth
President
Reel World Management
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Graham Ludlow
Head of Development and Production
Incendo
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Aubrey Clarke
Commissioning Executive | BBC Children’s 7+
BBC
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Justina Wojtowicz
EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales
Rive Gauche Television
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Mike Omelus
Executive Director Content and Strategy
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
head shot of Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Anthony Q. Farrell
Anthony Q. Farrell
Creator
Canfro Productions, ULC
head shot of Brad Bernstein
Brad Bernstein
Chief Content Officer
Texas Crew Productions/Asylum Entertainment Group Canada
head shot of John Turner
John Turner
Executive, Head of Documentaries
IMAX
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Diane Rankin
EVP Commercial Strategy + Content Financing
Blue Ant Media
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Mark Montefiore
Founder & CEO
New Metric Media
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Carolyn Newman
Executive Vice President, Global Scripted
Blink49 Studios
head shot of Victoria Valius
Victoria Valius
VP Marketing + Co-Country Manager
Sony Pictures Television
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Kathleen Sanagan
Head of Sales & Distribution
Sinking Ship Entertainment
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Danelle Granger
Development, Scripted Production Executive
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
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Nora Felder
Music Supervisor
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Melanie Windle
Executive Director
Sustainable Entertainment Society
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Brenda Gilbert
Co-Founder and President
BRON Media
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Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
CBC
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Simon Faber
Founder & Producer
Taiga Pictures
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Jeniffer Kim
Most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals HBO Max
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Giuliana Benvenuto
Senior Manager, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights
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Felicia Litovitz
VP, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights
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Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution, Canada
Roku Inc
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Erin Underhill
President
Universal Television
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Beatrice Springborn
President, UCP & Universal International Studios
Universal Studio Group
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Toby Gorman
President
Universal Television Alternative Studio
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Nafisa Murji
Director, Development
Pier 21 Films
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Michael Perlmutter
Music Supervisor
Instinct Entertainment
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Kevin Krikst
Producer
Rhombus Media Inc
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Desiree Single
Producer and Co-General Manager
Animiki See Digital Production Inc.
head shot of Fraser Ash
Fraser Ash
Producer
Rhombus Media Inc
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Sharon Stevens
VP Programming
Hollywood Suite Inc
head shot of Richard Speer
Richard Speer
President
Attraction
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Natasha Duprey
Music Supervisor
Must be Nice Productions
head shot of Lindsay Wolfington
Lindsay Wolfington
Owner, Music Supervisor
Lone Wolf Music Supervision
head shot of Jean La Rose
Jean La Rose
General Manager
ASD (Animiki See Distribution)
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Larry Grimaldi
SVP, Development & Production
MarVista Entertainment
head shot of Brook Peters
Brook Peters
SVP, Sales & Business Development
Neshama Entertainment/Fox
head shot of Javiera Balmaceda
Javiera Balmaceda
Head of Originals, Latin America, Canada & Australia
Amazon MGM Studios
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Arnie Zipursky
Executive Producer
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Daniel Fill
President
Dark Slope
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Erin Haskett
President
Lark Productions
head shot of Michelle Mama
Michelle Mama
Co-Founder
GAY AGENDA
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Prentiss Fraser
President, TV Distribution
Fifth Season
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Asif Sadiq
Chief Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Jennifer Hollyer
Agent
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
head shot of Lyle Gamm
Lyle Gamm
SVP, Original Series, CNN
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Kevin Beggs
Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Bing Chen
Bing Chen
CEO & Co-Founder
Gold House
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Sean Cohan
President
Bell Media
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Tom Cox
Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films
head shot of Valerie Creighton
Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
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Lisa Kramer
President, International TV Licensing
Paramount Global Content Distribution
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Lisa Meeches
Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
CBC
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Adam Cunningham
Chief Strategy Officer
Allied Global Marketing
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Sonia Hosko
Vice President, Current, Cineflix Studios
Cineflix Productions Inc.
head shot of Jessalyn Dennis
Jessalyn Dennis
Vice President, Scripted
SEVEN24 Films
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Jules Koostachin
Filmmaker
VisJuelles Productions Inc.
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Sid Santiago Zanforlin
Director/Writer (Banff Diversity of Voices Recipient)
Goggle Boy Films
head shot of Dan Norton
Dan Norton
Agent
CAA Creative Artists Agency
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Bill Lundy
SVP Comedy
New Metric Media
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Jeff Vanderwal
Vice President, Scripted
Cineflix Productions
head shot of Barbie Kligman
Barbie Kligman
Showrunner, Executive Producer
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Tassie Cameron
Showrunner, Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
head shot of Julie Plec
Julie Plec
Showrunner, Executive Producer
head shot of Lisa Cinelli
Lisa Cinelli
Executive in Charge of Production, Children's & Youth
CBC Kids
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Rob Wade
Chief Executive Officer
FOX Entertainment
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Natasha Negrea
Head of Programming
TVO

2024 participants announced

Read their bios and get in touch here + meet them at BANFF this June.

2024 applications are now closed

Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum participants will be announced in April.

Entries are now closed

Stay tuned for the nominee announcement in March. Award show: June 2024.

BANFF is truly an international festival…with some of the world’s leading creatives in the industry. Not only did we make great connections during the festival, we’ve had the opportunity to continue those conversations long after we returned home.

- Kate Adler,
EVP Comedy Development, CBS Studios

Attending from the UK allowed me to chat in person with talented producers, IP developers and fellow broadcasters that I wouldn’t usually have the opportunity of doing so with. Conversations are ongoing months after the summit so the value of BANFF can not be understated.

- Aubrey Clarke,
Commissioning Executive, BBC Children’s 7+

Every time I attend BANFF, I come back with new ideas for partnerships and content strategy…this conference is a must attend for anyone in entertainment, both inside Canada and internationally.

- Brad Schwartz,
President of Entertainment, CW

The Banff World Media Festival respectfully acknowledges the Treaty territory in which the festival takes place and the heart of what we do, is located on the traditional lands of Treaty No.7, which is comprised of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Wesley, Chinki and Bearspaw, and the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Piikani, Kainai and Siksika Nation and, the Dene People of the Tsuut’ina Nation. Treaty No.7 is also shared with Metis people of Region III. This area was also occupied by the Ktunaxa Nation and the Maskwacis people. BANFF’s office is located in Toronto, also known as Tkaronto, which is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. We strive for a respectful partnership with all these peoples – past, present and future – on the path to healing and reconciliation.

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