Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Members

Jeff Alpern

The Alpern Group

Jeff Alpern is the founder and president of THE ALPERN GROUP, a talent agency based in Los Angeles specializing in the representation of TV and feature writers, directors and producers in North America. The company was established in 1994. Prior to establishing THE ALPERN GROUP, Jeff was a senior vice...more

Speaking at: Face-to-Face Meetings #2 (sign up required),Face-to-Face Meetings #4 (sign up required)

Shirley Bowers

SVP, US Distribution
Red Arrow Studios International

Shirley Bowers is VP Sales and Acquisitions for Red Arrow Studios International.

Based in Los Angeles, Shirley is responsible for leading Red Arrow’s sales activities in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She also works across North American factual acquisitions, alongside Red Arrow’s Scripted and Non-Scripted acquisitions teams.

Prior to joining...more

Speaking at: Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required),Face-to-Face Meetings #4 (sign up required)

Tassie Cameron

Showrunner & Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures

Tassie Cameron is a Gemini and Canadian Screen Award-winning screenwriter who has written for television series, MOWs, mini-series, and feature films. Tassie is currently an executive producer and co-showrunner on the critically acclaimed Mary Kills People, greenlit for a third season and produced under her production company Cameron Pictures in...more

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Tecca Crosby

Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs
Entertainment One

As Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs, Tecca Crosby oversees the scripted development strategy for Entertainment One Television in Canada. She presides over a development slate that includes numerous half-hour comedies, one-hour dramas, and mini-series in development with Canadian broadcasters. She manages relationships with a variety of Canadian and international...more

Gave Lindo

Head of Content Programming, North America
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Gave is the Executive Director of OTT Programming where he leads the content strategy for CBC Gem (an over-the-top video streaming service) and oversees CBC’s slate of original digital content for all platforms. Prior to his appointment, he served as Senior Director and Chief of Staff of Programming where he...more

Benjamin Noot

Global Acquisitions Director
National Geographic

Ben joined National Geographic Channels in 2013. In his current role of Director, Global Acquisitions, Ben is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, acquiring and co-producing content for global programming. Ben sources programming to air across 4 channels in territories worldwide including The National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo People...more

Speaking at: Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required),30 Minutes With... Ben Noot, National Geographic,Face-to-Face Meetings #3 (sign up required)

Chris Regina

Chief Content Officer

In his role at Netflix as Director, Scripted Co-License and Original TV, Chris Regina oversees upcoming global original sci-fi genre series like Another Life, Wu Assassins, The Order, October Faction and Black Summer.

Previously he was Senior Vice President, Original Co-Productions, Syfy, USA & Chiller, focusing on...more

Speaking at: Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required),Face-to-Face Meetings #1 (sign up required),30 Minutes With... Netflix

Sarah Rose

President, Channel 5 and Regional Lead, U.K., Paramount Global
Channel 4

Sarah Rose has worked in Public Service Broadcasting in the UK for over twenty years. She spent the first decade of her career in a variety of roles at ITV, starting as a Graduate Trainee and rising to be General Manager of the ITV Digital Channels. She moved to Channel...more

Jon Rutherford

President Global Rights Franchise & Content Strategy
Boat Rocker Studios

Following Temple Street’s 2015 expansion under the re-branded name of Boat Rocker Media, Jon Rutherford joined the organization to build the distribution division globally across all platforms and genres. A veteran in the media industry, Jon oversees the recently formed global sales and acquisitions operation, Boat Rocker Rights, in addition...more

Victoria Valius

VP Marketing & Co-Country Manager
Sony Pictures Television

Victoria Valius is the Head of Integrated Brand Strategy and Content Marketing at Sony Pictures Television and Home Entertainment in Canada. As part of this cross-divisional role at the SONY studio, she is responsible for leading the planning and execution release strategy for the physical, new media and television distribution...more

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