Board of Directors

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair of the Board

John Morayniss

Co-President, Film, Television and Digital
Entertainment One Television

As Co-President, Film, Television and Digital, John jointly leads the independent studio’s film, television and digital unit worldwide. With a focus on television, John oversees the development, production, licensing, financing and worldwide distribution of live action drama and comedy series, reality and documentary series, television movies and mini-series, limited series...more

Board of Directors

Kevin Beggs

Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Beggs is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and
production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 19- year veteran of the company
and a member of its corporate senior management team, he has spearheaded the strategic
expansion of Lionsgate’s television production operations into one of the...more

John Brunton

Chairman & CEO
Insight Production Company Ltd.

John Brunton thinks TV. All the time. As the Globe and Mail writes, he “has airwaves between his ears.”

A natural-born storyteller, Brunton is now celebrating over thirty years at the helm of Insight Production Company Ltd. As Chairman & CEO, Brunton’s entrepreneurial ingenuity, creative vision and passion for television have...more

Sally Catto

General Manager, Programming
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sally Catto is the General Manager, Programming for CBC English Television. She
oversees the strategic direction and programming of original and acquired scripted,
digital original and unscripted programming for the network such as Schitt’s Creek,
Workin’ Moms, Kim’s Convenience, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Anne, Alias Grace and
The Great Canadian...more

Sean Cohan

President, International and Digital Media
A+E Networks

Sean Cohan is Executive Vice President, International for A+E Networks. 

Mr. Cohan oversees A+E Networks’ International division, managing the company’s brands, content, and services outside the U.S. He manages staff in New York, London, Rome and Singapore, and venture teams across 20 more cities. The division’s activities include branded...more

Tom Cox

Executive Producer
SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox is Managing Director of Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films. His productions span thirty years and include award winning feature films, dramatic series, mini series and television movies.

Current productions include Wynonna Earp, a supernatural series for Syfy and Space in its third production season, Heartland, a family drama series in its...more

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 the last thirty five-years.

An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth. Currently serving as President and...more

Susanne Daniels

Global Head of Original Content
YouTube

Susanne Daniels is an award winning entertainment executive who has developed and produced some of the most iconic and groundbreaking series in entertainment.

As Global Head of Original Content for YouTube, Susanne is responsible for leading the company’s overall efforts and investments in original content, including programming strategy, development, and production...more

Maria Hale

SVP, Global Entertainment & Aquisitions
Corus Entertainment

Maria Hale is Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, responsible for leading Global’s content strategy, acquisitions and scheduling. In addition, Maria is responsible for all acquired content across the entire Corus portfolio and chairs Corus’ Digital Council.

In her years at Corus, Maria has also been ‎VP, Head of...more

Scott Henderson

VP Communications
Bell Media

As Vice-President, Communications, Scott Henderson leads the strategic, day-to-day operations of program and talent publicity, internal and corporate communications, public affairs, and community investment for Bell Media.

Henderson is responsible for all communications efforts for the company’s two conventional networks, CTV and CTV Two; Bell Media’s stable of...more

Matt Jacobson

Head of Market Development
Facebook

Walter Levitt

Principal
CMOish

Walter Levitt is one of North America’s most accomplished media & entertainment marketing executives. Most recently, Walter spent six years as Chief Marketing Officer at Comedy Central in NYC. He led numerous successful new initiatives including a strategic repositioning of the brand, the introduction of many multiplatform hits including Key...more

Ira Levy

President & Executive Producer
Breakthrough Entertainment

As co-founder and partner in Breakthrough Entertainment, an internationally recognized
and award winning studio, Ira Levy has established himself as one of the most prolific
Executive Producers in the entertainment industry.

Ira has forged fruitful production relationships with National and International Networks
and co-production and financing partners on a variety of...more

Blair Miller

VP, Content Solutions
TELUS STORYHIVE

As Vice President of Content, Blair is accountable for the development and realization of TELUS’ content strategy. His portfolio includes programming and business development for Optik TV as well as programming, commissioning and original production for Optik Local, TELUS local programming offering. In addition to the Banff Board of Directors,...more

Robin Mirsky

Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications

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 $9 million equity investment...more

J. Serge Sasseville

Senior Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs
Quebecor Media Inc

J.Serge Sasseville is Senior Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs of Quebecor Media Inc. 

As such, he assumes responsibility for Quebecor Media's Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Institutional Affairs/Government Relations and Industry Relations Departments. He is a member of the Management Committee of Quebecor Media. 

J.Serge Sasseville has been with the Quebecor group...more

Rebecca Segal

SVP Sky Networks
Sky Networks

Rebecca Segal is the Los Angeles, California based executive for Sky Entertainment and Networks, a role she has served in for over 13 years. Rebecca works with the acquisition teams and the channel heads in the UK, Germany and Italy identifying series and other programming – at all stages -...more

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– LeVar Burton, Producer, Actor

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