Announcing Master Classes: Dear White People and Burden of Truth
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In Conversation With prolific showrunner Jed Mercurio
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MASTER CLASS: The explosive impact of Surviving R. Kelly.
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BANFF Summit Series keynote Paul Feig, Renowned director, screenwriter, actor and activist
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BANFF Summit Series keynote Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Entertainment Networks
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BANFF Summit Series keynote Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-founder of DreamWorks, Managing Partner of WndrCo, Chairman & Founder of Quibi
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BANFF Summit Series keynote Paula Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS
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2019 Business Master Class: Brick by Brick: How Scott Brothers Global Was Built
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Celebrating 40 years, BANFF is a must-attend international conference and marketplace where media moguls, producers, creatives and industry stakeholders tackle issues, develop new content and nurture partnerships in one of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

2019 SPEAKERS

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Allison Wallach
President
Jupiter Entertainment
head shot of Kiri Cashell
Kiri Cashell
Producer/Director
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
head shot of Sarah Barnett
Sarah Barnett
President, Entertainment Networks
AMC Network Entertainment LLC
head shot of Scott Alexander
Scott Alexander
Series Producer
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
head shot of Peter White
Peter White
International Co-Editor
Deadline Hollywood
head shot of Sally Catto
Sally Catto
General Manager, Programming
CBC Television
head shot of Greg David
Greg David
Journalist/Owner
TV, eh?
head shot of Kristin Kreuk
Kristin Kreuk
Actress, Executive Producer
Burden of Truth
head shot of Kyle Irving
Kyle Irving
Partner
Eagle Vision
head shot of Darren Giblin
Darren Giblin
VP, Current Scripted Programming, Television
Entertainment One Television International
head shot of Justin Stockman
Justin Stockman
Vice-President, Premium Pay and OTT
Bell Media
head shot of Athena Georgaklis
Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises
head shot of Ben Noot
Ben Noot
Director Global Acquisitions
National Geographic Channel
head shot of Brenda Bisner
Brenda Bisner
SVP Content and Business Development
Kidoodle.TV (A Parent Media Co. Inc.)
head shot of Christine Maestracci
Christine Maestracci
Senior Director of Acquisitions
Quebecor Content
head shot of Alia Daniels
Alia Daniels
Co-Founder and COO
Revry, Inc.
head shot of Amy Emmerich
Amy Emmerich
President N.A. & Chief Content Officer
Refinery29
head shot of Beth Iley
Beth Iley
Director of Development
New Metric Media
head shot of Libbie Doherty
Libbie Doherty
Head of Children's Content
ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Austin Denesuk
Austin Denesuk
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Anthony Kimble
Anthony Kimble
CEO
Fugitive Content
head shot of Kerry Ball
Kerry Ball
Literary Agent and Head of Development
Meridian Artists Inc
head shot of Justina Hemperek
Justina Hemperek
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution
head shot of Marni Goldman
Marni Goldman
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Emily Baustien
Emily Baustien
Manager Development
Discovery Channel
head shot of Larry Shuman
Larry Shuman
President
The Shuman Company
head shot of Cort Lane
Cort Lane
SVP Animation & Family Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
head shot of Kathleen Meek
Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Sebastien Pigeon
Sebastien Pigeon
Executive Producer & VP, Corporate Development
Aetios Productions Inc.
head shot of Wilhelmina Ross
Wilhelmina Ross
Agent, Scripted Television
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Liz Levenson
Liz Levenson
President
Cactus Tree Entertainment
head shot of Pierre-Andre Rochat
Pierre-Andre Rochat
President
Daro Film Distribution
head shot of Krista Look
Krista Look
Director, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Vanessa Case
Vanessa Case
SVP Studio, VICE Canada
Vice Canada
head shot of Chris Regina
Chris Regina
Director, Global Television, Content Acquisition
Netflix
head shot of Melissa Hardinge
Melissa Hardinge
Senior Commissioning Editor
CBBC
head shot of Adam Fratto
Adam Fratto
SVP, Series
Reel One Entertainment
head shot of Jeff Alpern
Jeff Alpern
President
The Alpern Group
head shot of Samantha Linton
Samantha Linton
VP Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Tom Hastings
Tom Hastings
Director, Original Programming, Drama
Bell Media
head shot of Carlotta Rossi Spencer
Carlotta Rossi Spencer
SVP of Format Acquisitions
Banijay Rights
head shot of Jenny Ramirez
Jenny Ramirez
VP, Unscripted Programming
Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS
head shot of Marly Reed
Marly Reed
VP Development
CCI Entertainment Ltd.
head shot of Melissa Campbell
Melissa Campbell
Owner
Contentum Consulting & Management
head shot of Philip Barnsdall-Thompson
Philip Barnsdall-Thompson
VP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America
Flame Distribution
head shot of Adam Steinman
Adam Steinman
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Cara Nye
Cara Nye
Production Manager
Accessible Media Inc.
head shot of Jesse Fawcett
Jesse Fawcett
President & Executive Producer
Essential Media Group
head shot of David Anderson
David Anderson
Acting Managing Director
ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Paula Kerger
Paula Kerger
President & CEO
PBS
head shot of Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
CBC
head shot of Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Paul Feig
Paul Feig
Director, Screenwriter, Actor & Activist
Bridesmaids, Feaks and Geeks, The Office
head shot of Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott
Partner
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
head shot of Josie Crimi
Josie Crimi
EVP Development and Production
Scott Brothers Entertainment
head shot of David Dembroski
David Dembroski
President
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
head shot of Drew Scott
Drew Scott
Partner
Scott Brothers Global, LLC.
head shot of Kate Sanagan
Kate Sanagan
Head of Sales and Distribution
Sinking Ship Entertainment
head shot of Jennevie Olivieri
Jennevie Olivieri
Manager, TV Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Gaumont
head shot of Michelle McCree
Michelle McCree
Production Executive, Factual
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
head shot of Robin Johnston
Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual
Bell Media
head shot of Mike Fazzino
Mike Fazzino
Sr. Content Acquisition Manager
Amazon Studios
head shot of Jessica Schmiedchen
Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
CBC
head shot of Tory Jennings
Tory Jennings
Director, Programming, Premium SVOD
Bell Media
head shot of Brad Pelman
Brad Pelman
CEO
The Fremantle Corporation
head shot of Betsy Lippitt
Betsy Lippitt
Content Acquisitions and Partnerships Manager
Tubi TV
head shot of Rob Burk
Rob Burk
Executive Producer
CuriosityStream
head shot of Edwina Follows
Edwina Follows
General Manager, Canada
Discovery Networks
head shot of Brie Bryant
Brie Bryant
SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime
head shot of Tamra Simmons
Tamra Simmons
Executive Producer
The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency
head shot of Kitti Jones
Kitti Jones
head shot of dream hampton
dream hampton
head shot of Lainey Lui
Lainey Lui
Co-Host, The Social, Senior Correspondent, etalk
Bell Media
head shot of Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider
Senior Editor, TV Awards
Variety
head shot of Christin Simms
Christin Simms
Writer, Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment
head shot of Kerri Hendry
Kerri Hendry
SVP, Current Programming
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Justin Simien
Justin Simien
Creator/Showrunner
Dear White People
head shot of Logan Browning
Logan Browning
Actress
Dear White People
head shot of Vera Santamaria
Vera Santamaria
head shot of Sheri Elwood
Sheri Elwood
President
ELWOODISMS
head shot of Shernold Edwards
Shernold Edwards
head shot of Amy Cameron
Amy Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
head shot of Marsha Greene
Marsha Greene
Screenwriter
It’s Our Thing Production
head shot of Veena Sud
Veena Sud
head shot of Brent Jordan Sherman
Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
Characters Talent Agency
head shot of Kim Turrisi
Kim Turrisi
Author
KCP Loft
head shot of Lisa Lyons Johnston
Lisa Lyons Johnston
President and Publisher
Kids Can Press Ltd
head shot of Jeff Norton
Jeff Norton
Founder
AWESOME
head shot of Trish Williams
Trish Williams
Executive Director of Scripted Content
CBC
head shot of Virginia Mouseler
Virginia Mouseler
CEO
The WIT World Information Tracking
head shot of Richard Kanee
Richard Kanee
Executive Director, Digital Strategy
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Jesse Wente
Jesse Wente
Director
Indigenous Screen Office
head shot of Rishad Tobaccowala
Rishad Tobaccowala
Chief Growth Officer and Member of Management Board
Publicis Groupe
head shot of Laura Martin
Laura Martin
Managing Director, Senior Analyst Entertainment & Internet
Needham & Company, LLC
head shot of Joana Vicente
Joana Vicente
Executive Director & Co-Head
TIFF
head shot of Randy Lennox
Randy Lennox
President
Bell Media
head shot of Jeffrey Katzenberg
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Quibi
head shot of Jonathan Sinclair
Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
head shot of Bonnie Brownlee
Bonnie Brownlee
Executive Director Communications Marketing Brand & Research
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Justine Gamez Huckabay
Justine Gamez Huckabay
President & Founder
Intercommunicate
head shot of Greg Phillips
Greg Phillips
President of Distribution
Kew Media Group
head shot of Tassie Cameron
Tassie Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
head shot of Zach Feldberg
Zach Feldberg
Executive In Charge of Production, Digital Originals
CBC
head shot of Corrie Coe
Corrie Coe
Senior Vice President, Original Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Rob Kenneally
Rob Kenneally
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright
Principal
The Optimal Pitch
head shot of Catherine Tait
Catherine Tait
President & CEO
CBC
head shot of Fenton Bailey
Fenton Bailey
Co-Founder
World of Wonder
head shot of Kay Madati
Kay Madati
Vice President and Global Head of Content Partnerships
Twitter
head shot of Anna Gecan
Anna Gecan
Original Content Sr. Manager, Canada
Audible Inc.
head shot of Timothy Kuryak
Timothy Kuryak
SVP, Production & Development
UP TV
head shot of Jed Mercurio
Jed Mercurio
Showrunner
Bodyguard, Line of Duty
head shot of Emily Andras
Emily Andras
Showrunner
Wynonna Earp
head shot of Deniese Davis
Deniese Davis
COO
ColorCreative
head shot of Philipp Steffens
Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland
head shot of Edward Sabin
Edward Sabin
Executive MD of International
A+E Networks
head shot of Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Director of Development, Scripted Television
Entertainment One Television International
head shot of Alexandre Coscas
Alexandre Coscas
Producer
Coscas Productions Inc
head shot of Dustin Alpern
Dustin Alpern
Agent
The Alpern Group
head shot of Larry Grimaldi
Larry Grimaldi
SVP, Development and Production
MarVista Entertainment
head shot of Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos
Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos
Director, Disruption and Multiplatform Distribution
TFO
head shot of Jenny Hacker
Jenny Hacker
-
Super Channel
head shot of Sarah Fowlie
Sarah Fowlie
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media
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The festival brings together the top leaders in content creation, digital media and film and television production to discuss and examine the key issues facing our industry.

- Doug Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment

BANFF brings together the brightest minds and most innovative thinkers from across our industry.

- Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media and Chair of the Board, BANFF

This prestigious annual festival positions Canada front and centre on the global media stage.

- Kevin MacLellan, Chairman, Global Distribution & International, NBCUniversal

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