Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

Kevin Beggs

Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment

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 of...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Vice-chair of the Board

Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President
BRON Media

Brenda Gilbert is the Co-Founder of BRON Media Corp, a company she had led with her husband, Aaron L. Gilbert. BRON Media Corp. (“BRON”). BRON has been the prolific and award-winning studio behind some of the most high-profile films of the last decade, in both the independent and studio worlds....more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Board of Directors

Colin Bohm

Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Colin Bohm was most recently the Executive Vice President Content and Corporate Strategy at Corus Entertainment. He oversaw Corus’ original content businesses - Nelvana, Corus Studios, Kids Can Press and Toon Boom.

Colin began his career at Corus in 2002 as the Director, Planning and Analysis, responsible for the company’s financial...more

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: Banff World Media Festival

Bing Chen

CEO & Co-Founder
Gold House

Bing Chen is Executive Chairman and Founder of AU holdings, CEO and Co-Founder of Gold House and General Partner and Co Founder of Aum Group. Bing’s work focuses on incubating and investing in multicultural creators, companies, and communities to rebalance socioeconomic equity. Previously, he was YouTube's Global Head of Creator Development...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Sean Cohan

Bell Media

Appointed President of Bell Media, Canada’s leading content creation company, in November 2023, Cohan is responsible for Bell Media’s portfolio of premier assets in television, streaming, radio, digital and, out-of-home media.

Cohan has spent decades in the media and consumer businesses, including a 15-year tenure at A+E Networks ultimately in the...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Tom Cox

Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox has been producing original scripted content for Canadian and world audiences for more than thirty years. SEVEN24 Films, specializing in unique scripted content with global appeal, was recently named Playback Magazine’s Production Company of the Year.
Current productions include; Family Law for Corus and CW, JANN for CTV,...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

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: Banff World Media Festival

Jeniffer Kim

Most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals HBO Max

Formerly the Senior Vice President, International Originals for HBO Max, Jeniffer Kim was responsible for commissioning original series and co-productions for the platform in international markets targeted for U.S. and global audiences.

Among her HBO Max titles include the critically acclaimed original It’s a Sin from screenwriter Russell T. Davies, Spanish...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Lisa Kramer

President, International TV Licensing
Paramount Global Content Distribution

Lisa Kramer is the President of International TV Licensing, Paramount Global Content Distribution. She leads the international licensing and marketing teams. Her oversight spans 20 offices around the world, and she leads the team distributing an extensive portfolio of film and television content outside the U.S. Lisa joined Paramount in 2006...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Lisa Meeches

Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision

Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Meeches is one of the most respected producers in the film industry, and is a Member of the Order of Canada and Order of Manitoba. Originally from Long Plain First Nation, Sandy Bay First Nation, and Ebb and Flow First Nation, Lisa studied broadcasting in North Dakota,...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

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 Series Fund, a $6 million equity investment...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

Justin Stockman

VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media

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 ground-breaking new content.

Stockman also leads Bell Media's diversity and inclusion initiatives, both internally as a member...more

Speaking at: Banff World Media Festival

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: Banff World Media Festival

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– LeVar Burton, Producer, Actor
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