2019 Agenda

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Networking

Sunday, June 9

2:30 PM

Rockies Nominee Meet-up (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

Ivor Petrak

Just ahead of the official Festival opening, meet fellow Rockie Award Nominees from the International Program Competition, including awards show host, Juno Rinaldi. Kick-off your BANFF40 experience gathered among some of the world's finest creators


Featuring:

Juno Rinaldi

Actor/Writer

Juno Rinaldi

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6:00 PM

CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Reception (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

In Partnership With

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes you to their opening reception. Meet new business partners and reunite with old friends and contacts from around the world over hor d’oeuvres. Enjoy hand-selected wines and locally brewed beers at the annual Festival kick-off.

Monday, June 10

8:00 AM

Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required) (8:00am - 9:00am)

Castello

Back for 2019, Breakfast with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Table host

Brenda Bisner

Chief Content Officer

Kidoodle.TV

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Table host

Shirley Bowers

SVP, US Distribution

Red Arrow Studios International

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Table host

Patrick Connolly

SVP, Programming

AMC / SundanceTV Global

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Table host

Sarah Fowlie

Head of Production, Original Programming

Bell Media

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Host

Richard Life

SVP Acquisitions and Co-productions

Cineflix Rights

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Table host

Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment

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Table host

Saskia Schuster

Head of Scripted

ITV Network Ltd

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10:00 AM

Face-to-Face Meetings #1 (sign up required) (10:00am - 11:00am)

In Partnership With

Alhambra

Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Emily Baustien

Development, Discovery Factual

Discovery Channel

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Brenda Bisner

Chief Content Officer

Kidoodle.TV

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Vanessa Case

SVP Global Head of Unscripted Production, Vice Studios & Pulse Films

VICE Canada

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Michelle Daly

Senior Director, Comedy

CBC

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Austin Denesuk

Agent

Creative Artists Agency

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Libbie Doherty

Head of ABC Children & Family

ABC - Australia

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Marni Goldman

Production Executive, Lifestyle Content

Corus Entertainment

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Beth Iley

Senior Development Executive

New Metric Media

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Anthony Kimble

CEO

Fugitive Content

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Cort Lane

VP, Original Content,
Fashion Brands

Marvel Entertainment, LLC

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Liz Levenson

Sales & Acquisitions

Cactus Tree Entertainment

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Sam Linton

VP, Production and Development, Global Media

Blue Ant Media

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Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment

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Sebastien Pigeon

Executive Producer & General Manager

Aetios Productions Inc.

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Chris Regina

Chief Content Officer

Netflix

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Pierre-Andre Rochat

President

Daro Film Distribution

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

CBC

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Larry Shuman

President/Literary Manager

The Shuman Company

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Justina Wójtowicz

EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales

Beyond Distribution

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11:00 AM

Networking Break (11:00am - 11:30am)

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

12:30 PM

Networking Break (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

Marketers Lunch and Learn (sign up required) in Norquay (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

An opportunity to allow delegates to meet with top marketers to discuss the current opportunities in the branded content marketplace. This is an informal networking opportunity, taking place over a meal with a small number of delegates and a leading marketer at each table. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Norquay up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.


General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Todd Allen

VP Marketing

Labatt Breweries of Canada

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Matt Kohler

Managing Director

Clorox Company of Canada

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Jennifer Stahlke

EVP, Marketing

Walmart Canada Corp.

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Uwe Stueckmann

EVP, CCO

Loblaw Companies Ltd

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Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required) (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Castello

Back for 2019, Lunch with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Table host

Guy Boutin

Chef De La Production Originale, Bureau des Provinces de L’Atlantique

TV5 Quebec Canada

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Table host

Tassie Cameron

Showrunner & Executive Producer

Cameron Pictures

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Table host

Justine Gamez Huckabay

President & Founder

Intercommunicate

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Table host

Marni Goldman

Production Executive, Lifestyle Content

Corus Entertainment

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Table host

Benjamin Noot

Global Acquisitions Director

National Geographic

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Table host

Isabelle Pain

Head of Content, Prime Video Canada

Amazon

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Table host

Greg Phillips

President

Kew Media Distribution

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2:00 PM

Face-to-Face Meetings #2 (sign up required) (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

Alhambra


Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Jeff Alpern

President

The Alpern Group

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Rebecca Arzoian

Head of Television

Smokehouse Pictures

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Helen Asimakis

Senior Director, Drama

CBC

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Philip Barnsdall-Thompson

SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America - FACTUAL ONLY

Flame Distribution

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Chris Bell

Scripted Content

Entertainment One

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Melissa Campbell

President

Contentum Consulting & Management

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Alia J Daniels

Co-Founder and COO

Revry, Inc.

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Zachary Davis

VP, Premium Content

Himalaya Media

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Jesse Fawcett

CEO & Executive Producer

Essential Media Group

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Melissa Hardinge

Senior Commissioning Editor, Independents

CBBC

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Table host

Molly Harrington

Director of CNN Original Series

CNN

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Tom Hastings

Head of Original Programming in Canada, Paramount+

Bell Media

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Cort Lane

VP, Original Content,
Fashion Brands

Marvel Entertainment, LLC

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Andreas Lemos

Director, International Content

Banijay Rights

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Jenny Ramirez

Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Alternative Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS

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Marly Reed

Vice President, Development

NESHAMA Entertainment

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Pierre-Andre Rochat

President

Daro Film Distribution

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Larry Shuman

President/Literary Manager

The Shuman Company

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Adam Steinman

Production and Development

Warner Bros. International Television Production

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Lydia Storie

SVP, Development

Muse USA

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3:00 PM

Networking Break (3:00pm - 3:15pm)

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

8:30 PM

BANFF 40th Anniversary BBQ Party (8:30 pm to 1:30 am) (8:30pm - 9:00pm)

In Partnership With

Break out your blue jeans, plaid shirt, cowboy boots and hat to join all registered BANFF delegates for a late-night bash at the amazing Mount View ranch, overlooking the majestic Rockies. Entertainment includes a live band and a DJ, western themed food and refreshments set in unique roundhouses (aka donuts) built around a massive bonfire.

Buses will depart for Mount View BBQ starting at 8:30 pm from the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. There will be a second pick up location downtown at the commercial parking lot behind the Mount Royal Hotel (the Corner of Beaver Street and Caribou Street). Buses will run continuously on a loop every 10 minutes from 8:30 pm until 1:30 am.

Tuesday, June 11

8:00 AM

Breakfast with a Decision Maker (sign up required) (8:00am - 9:00am)

Castello

Back for 2019, Breakfast with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Table host

Bonnie Brownlee

Executive Director Marketing and Communications

CBC

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Table host

Josie Crimi

EVP Development and Production

Scott Brothers Entertainment

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Table host

Heather Curtis

Director of Development, Movies, Mini-Series, and International Co-Productions

ABC Television Network

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Table host

Mike Fazzino

Sr. Content Acquisition Manager

Amazon Studios

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Table host

Justine Gamez Huckabay

President & Founder

Intercommunicate

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Table host

Krista Look

VP, Original Lifestyle Content

Corus Entertainment

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Table host

Christine Maestracci

Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution

Quebecor

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10:00 AM

Face-to-Face Meetings #3 (sign up required) (10:00am - 11:00am)

In Partnership With

Alhambra


Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Emily Baustien

Development, Discovery Factual

Discovery Channel

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Elena Blekhter

Vice President-Toluca Pictures

Dynamic Television

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Vanessa Case

SVP Global Head of Unscripted Production, Vice Studios & Pulse Films

VICE Canada

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Glenn Cockburn

President

Meridian Artists Inc

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Libbie Doherty

Head of ABC Children & Family

ABC - Australia

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Mike Fazzino

Sr. Content Acquisition Manager

Amazon Studios

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Athena Georgaklis

Vice President

Nelvana Enterprises

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Tory Jennings

Director of Content, Crave

Bell Media

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Robin Johnston

Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality

Bell Media

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Krista Look

VP, Original Lifestyle Content

Corus Entertainment

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Marie McCann

Senior Director, Children's Content

CBC

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Michelle McCree

Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment

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Benjamin Noot

Global Acquisitions Director

National Geographic

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Jennevie Olivieri

Manager, TV Co-Productions

Gaumont

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Isabelle Pain

Head of Content, Prime Video Canada

Amazon

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Jenny Ramirez

Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Alternative Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

Turner Entertainment Networks, TNT & TBS

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Adam Steinman

Production and Development

Warner Bros. International Television Production

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Tony Tompson

Drama Development Executive

Hulu

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10:30 AM

Networking Break (10:30am - 11:00am)

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

12:30 PM

Lunch with a Decision Maker (sign up required) (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Castello

Back for 2019, Lunch with a Decision Maker is an informal affair, and a chance for delegates to learn a little more about industry issues from senior executives. These are not pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may request one (1) Breakfast/Lunch with a Decision Maker, which will be available through our general sign-up on  BANFFXchange. Limited spaces may be available on-site. Check in at Castello up to 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin

General sign-up opens on BANFFXchange Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Table host

Elena Blekhter

Vice President-Toluca Pictures

Dynamic Television

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Table host

Zach Feldberg

Director of Current Production Comedy & Head of Scripted Gem Originals

CBC

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Table host

Cathy Garland

Producer &Acquisitions, Trcl-Paranormal Only

TRVL

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Table host

Molly Harrington

Director of CNN Original Series

CNN

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Table host

Rob Kenneally

Agent

Creative Artists Agency

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Table host

Dany Meloul

Executive Vice President

Bell Media

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Table host

Chris Regina

Chief Content Officer

Netflix

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1:00 PM

Networking Break (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

2:00 PM

Face-to-Face Meetings #4 (sign up required) (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

Alhambra

Face-to-Face Meetings are a fantastic opportunity for content producers to meet one-on-one with leading decision makers. A signature of The Banff World Media Festival, this is your opportunity to connect with people who can help take your idea to the next level and put your TV or digital content into development.

Specifically designed to be 8-minute time slots, this program has facilitated thousands of one-on-one meetings and has led to many millions of dollars in new content.

Lottery selection opened on BANFFXchange on Friday May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the Lottery results were run on Friday, May 10th.

General sign-up opened on BANFFXchange on Monday, May 13 at 11:00 a.m. ET and closes on Friday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Featuring:

Jeff Alpern

President

The Alpern Group

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Philip Barnsdall-Thompson

SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America - FACTUAL ONLY

Flame Distribution

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Chris Bell

Scripted Content

Entertainment One

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Giuliana Benvenuto

Senior Manager, Acquisitions, North America

Cineflix Rights

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Shirley Bowers

SVP, US Distribution

Red Arrow Studios International

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Melissa Campbell

President

Contentum Consulting & Management

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Patrick Connolly

SVP, Programming

AMC / SundanceTV Global

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Alexandre Coscas

Executive Producer

Coscas Productions Inc

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Heather Curtis

Director of Development, Movies, Mini-Series, and International Co-Productions

ABC Television Network

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Alia J Daniels

Co-Founder and COO

Revry, Inc.

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Zachary Davis

VP, Premium Content

Himalaya Media

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James Farr

EVP, Development

Cream Productions Inc.

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Jesse Fawcett

CEO & Executive Producer

Essential Media Group

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Edwina Follows

Executive Producer

Discovery Networks, Bell Media

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Cathy Garland

Producer &Acquisitions, Trcl-Paranormal Only

TRVL

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Isabel Gomez-Moriana

Director, Development, Scripted Programming

Entertainment One

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Cara Nye

Director, Content Development & Production

Accessible Media Inc.

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Jennevie Olivieri

Manager, TV Co-Productions

Gaumont

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3:00 PM

Networking Break (3:00pm - 3:30pm)

Take this opportunity to network with your fellow delegates and refocus for another great slate of BANFF programming.

4:30 PM

Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Entertainment Cocktail (4:30pm - 5:30pm)

In Partnership With

Upper Rundle

The kids and animation market is booming with the advent of new platforms that entertain, educate, and inspire growing minds. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders to celebrate current successes and envision what the future has in store.

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