FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL | BANFF, ALBERTA | JUNE 10 - 13, 2018

MEDIA LEADERS,
BREAKTHROUGH CREATORS

For 38 years, the Banff World Media Festival has brought top leaders from across the evolving media landscape to the heart of the Canadian Rockies for a totally unique experience.

1500+
DELEGATES
25+
COUNTRIES
175
SPEAKERS
200
BUYERS
2016 STATS

2017 Speakers

Damon Berger
VP, Global Strategic Partnerships, Fullscreen Media
Jennifer Dodge
EVP, Entertainment, Spin Master
Christian Drobnyk
SVP Programming Strategy & Acquisitions, Lifetime Television
Michael Edelstein
President, International Studios, NBC Universal
Greg Lipstone
CEO, All3Media America
Mike McAvoy
CEO, Onion
Jonathan Murray
Founder and Executive Consultant, Bunim-Murray Productions
John Orlando
VP/Head of Digital Development, Sony Pictures
Ann Sarnoff
President, BBC Worldwide North America
Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programming and Development, OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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2017 FEATURED SESSIONS

BANFF 2017 COMPANY OF DISTINCTION

With an unprecedented line-up of senior executives set to attend, BANFF’s Company of Distinction program will feature keynote presentations from key leaders across the Disney|ABC group.

Channing Dungey
President, ABC Entertainment
Patrick Moran
President, ABC Studios
Gary Marsh
President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide
Tom Ascheim
President, Freeform
Media Leaders Series: Competing in the Peak TV Era

In this age of Peak TV, viewers have more choice and higher quality options than ever before. So how do content creators break through and moreover, how do you find the right home for your series? Budgets keep growing at the high-end but are shrinking everywhere else, programming and scheduling strategies are in perpetual flux, and well-funded new entrants in original content like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are systematically disrupting the playing field.

Is this nirvana for content creators or a crisis in the making? Find out how these international studio heads are approaching the current climate and are planning for the future.

Michael Edelstein
President, NBC Universal International Studio
Greg Lipstone
CEO, All3Media America
John Morayniss
CEO, Entertainment, One Television
Ann Sarnoff
President, BBC Worldwide, North America
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WIN A FREE RIDE TO BANFF!

Don't miss your chance to win a full registration to the Banff World Media Festival along with 3 nights accommodation at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 11-14, 2017 and $500 CAD spending money in your back pocket. What are you waiting for? Contest ends May 18.

TESTIMONIALS

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That's where we made the pitch.
– Naveed Prasad
Executive Producer
It’s just about meeting the creators and the content producers out here and getting to know them a little bit better.
– Chika Chukudebelu
VP, programming and diversity, NBCUniversal Media
If you’re a young producer, get feisty, be bold, stick your neck out and get recognized.
– John Brunton
chairman and CEO, executive producer, Insight Productions

It’s an amazing festival, in an amazing location. Stuff happens here. The setting allows everyone to relax [...] and open up.
- John Morayniss
Co-President, Film, Television and Digital, eOne
Probably one of the most beautiful conferences I have ever attended.
– Kristen Del Pero
VP of scripted programming, NBCUniversal
It’s a lively festival and clearly people enjoying coming here year after year after year.
– LeVar Burton
Producer, Actor

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