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From May to September 2020, BANFF’s Virtual Edition will feature an inspiring schedule of interactive video sessions & online networking events.

The Canadian and global entertainment industries have been hard-hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, and with the support of our Grand Patrons and partners, we are offering the majority of the festival’s programming free of charge. Producers and creators can add on a Networking Pass to participate in small group sessions and 1:1 virtual meetings with the world’s top studio and streaming executives, agents, distributors and network buyers.

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International media companies participating in BANFF Virtual Edition include: A+E Networks, AMC Networks, BBC America, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CAA, CBBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, CBS All-Access, CNN, Corus Entertainment, Disney, Endemol Shine, eOne, Hulu, ITV Studios, Keshet, Netflix, Lionsgate, OUTtv, PBS, Rogers Sports & Media, Starz, Tomorrow Studios, Groupe Media TFO, UKTV, Vice Canada, Warner Bros., WarnerMedia, YLE, ZDF and many more.

BANFF VIRTUAL EDITION LINEUP

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GET TO KNOW BANFF’S 2020 CONTENT ADVISORY BOARD

Meet the Banff World Media Festival’s Content Advisory Board, an esteemed group of international industry leaders who have been working with our content team to guide up-to-date programming for the industry at Banff 2020 Virtual.
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For the first time in 41 years the Rockie Awards was presented virtually.

Watch the 2020 Virtual Rockie Awards HERE
More than 125 nominations from 35 countries. See the winners HERE:

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Registered passholders can now watch (and re-watch) over 15 hours of blockbuster panels and master classes via BANFF On Demand, with additional content to be added soon.

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SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

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Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine
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Adam Scorgie
Producer
Score G Productions
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Henry Singer
Director (The Trial of Ratko Mladic)
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Carol Dysinger
Director (Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)
head shot of Jonny Keeling
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer (Seven Worlds, One Planet)
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
head shot of Stephanie Betts
Stephanie Betts
EVP, Content & Current Series
WildBrain
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Michael Schneider
Senior Editor, TV Awards
Variety
head shot of Faith Penhale
Faith Penhale
CEO
Lookout Point
head shot of Sarah Hammond
Sarah Hammond
Producer (Fleabag)
Two Brothers Pictures
head shot of Jenn Kuzmyk
Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Brunico Communications Ltd.
head shot of Marty Adelstein
Marty Adelstein
CEO
Tomorrow Studios
head shot of Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
Talent, Snowpiercer (TNT/Netflix)
head shot of Sharon Horgan
Sharon Horgan
Creator (Motherland), Co-Founder
Merman
head shot of Russell T Davies
Russell T Davies
Creator (Years and Years)
RED Production Company
head shot of Joe Barton
Joe Barton
Creator (Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame))
head shot of Matt Hornburg
Matt Hornburg
Co-CEO, Partner, Executive Producer (Blown Away)
marblemedia
head shot of Catherine Tait
Catherine Tait
President & CEO
CBC/Radio-Canada
head shot of Jennifer Kawaja
Jennifer Kawaja
Co-President
Sienna Films
head shot of Sally Catto
Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Jason Brennan
Jason Brennan
Producer
Nish Media
head shot of Kevin Beggs
Kevin Beggs
Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Michelle Latimer
Michelle Latimer
Executive Producer, Director, Trickster
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Graeme Manson
Showrunner, Snowpiercer (TNT, Netflix)
head shot of Larry Tanz
Larry Tanz
Head, EMEA
Netflix
head shot of Tim McKeon
Tim McKeon
Executive Producer & Co-Creator, Odd Squad
Sinking Ship Entertainment
head shot of Sandra Dewey
Sandra Dewey
President, Business Operations and Productions HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV
HBO Max
head shot of Danna Stern
Danna Stern
Managing Director
Yes Studios
head shot of Jesse Wente
Jesse Wente
Director
Indigenous Screen Office
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Manori Ravindran
International Editor
Variety
head shot of Liza Sardi
Liza Sardi
Editor
Brunico Communications Ltd.
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Daveed Diggs
Talent, Snowpiercer (TNT/Netflix)
head shot of Alison Wright
Alison Wright
Talent, Snowpiercer (TNT/Netflix)
head shot of Lucie Duxbury
Lucie Duxbury
Executive Producer (24 Hours in A&E)
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Eden Robinson
Author, Son of a Trickster
head shot of Charlotte Armstrong
Charlotte Armstrong
Series Producer (Who Are You Calling Fat?)
Love Productions
head shot of Athena Georgaklis
Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Enterprises
head shot of Christina Jennings
Christina Jennings
Chairman & CEO
Shaftesbury
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Josee Vallee
Vice President, Production and Operations, Executive Producer
Sphere Media International Inc.
head shot of Valerie Creighton
Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
head shot of Philip Barnsdall-Thompson
Philip Barnsdall-Thompson
SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America - FACTUAL ONLY
Flame Distribution
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Kim Berglund
Executive Director, Development
Disney Junior
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Nadine Dupont
Chief Content Officer-Directrice Principale, Contenus
Groupe Media TFO
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Shabnam Rezaei
President & Co-Founder
Big Bad Boo
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Meghan Hooper
Executive Vice President, Head of Original Movies and Limited Series, Entertainment and Youth Group
ViacomCBS Inc.
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Jeremy Dickson
Features Editor
Kidscreen
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Kirsten Hurd
Acquisitions, TVO Kids
TVOntario
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Justina Hemperek
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution
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Zara Frankel
Director, Programming & Development
PBS
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Nataline Rodrigues
Director of Original Programming
Rogers Media
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Stacey Carr
Sr. Director, Unscripted Development
Nickelodeon
head shot of Lisa Hamilton Daly
Lisa Hamilton Daly
Director, Original Series
Netflix
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Tommy Gillespie
Director, Children's Programming
PBS
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Mike Tollin
Co-Chairman
Mandalay Sports Media
head shot of Christine Maestracci
Christine Maestracci
Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
Quebecor Content
head shot of Anna Winger
Anna Winger
Creator, Writer, Showrunner, Executive Producer: Unorthodox (Netflix), Deutschland83 (Amazon)
Studio Airlift
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Andrea Griffith
Production Executive, Original Programming, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
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Camille Bernier-Green
Development Coordinator, Facebook Watch Originals
Facebook
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Jeff Hersh
Vice-President, Strategy, OTT Distribution, and Premium SVOD
Bell Media
head shot of Lisa Meeches
Lisa Meeches
Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
head shot of Diane Ikemiyashiro
Diane Ikemiyashiro
Vice President, Current Series/Original Programming
Disney Junior
head shot of Liz Tigelaar
Liz Tigelaar
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
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Tanya Saracho
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Vida (Starz)
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Kerry Ehrin
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, The Morning Show (Apple)
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Liz Feldman
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Dead to Me (Netflix)
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Lori Mather
Co-Creator, Writer, Executive Producer (Find Me in Paris)
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Sara De Gols
Editor in Chief (Blacklist)
De Mensen
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Marika Makaroff
CEO, Creative Director
Gutsy Animations
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Brittany Cope
VP Live Action Development, Scripted
Nickelodeon
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Anja Karadeglija
Editor, The Wire Report
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Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
head shot of Lorraine Ali
Lorraine Ali
TV Critic
Los Angeles Times
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Andrew Thompson
Vice President, Content Production
NBA National Basketball Association
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Steven Canals
Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Pose (FX)
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Willow Bay
Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
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Jon Kamen
Chairman & CEO
RadicalMedia
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Jennifer Hollyer
Agent
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
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Linda Stregger
Vice President of Finance
Spin Master Ltd.
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Adam Steinman
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of Tina Apostolopoulos
Tina Apostolopoulos
Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual and Reality
Bell Media
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Carrie Mudd
President
Peacock Alley Entertainment
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Noreen Halpern
CEO
Halfire (Canada) ULC
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Tom Cox
Executive Producer
SEVEN24 Films
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Glenn Cockburn
President
Meridian Artists Inc
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Michelle McCree
Executive In Charge of Production, Unscripted
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
CBC
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
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Lynne Carter
Manager, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Andre Beraud
Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films
Radio-Canada
head shot of Jennifer Dettman
Jennifer Dettman
Executive Director Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Unscripted Content
Blue Ant Media
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Craig D'Entrone
Showrunner, Executive Producer
RadicalMedia
head shot of Lynne Kirby
Lynne Kirby
Executive Producer
Nutopia
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Lauren Celinski
Development Lead, YouTube Originals
YouTube
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James Farr
VP, Development
Cream Productions Inc.
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Lisa Fahrenholt
VP, International Development, Scripted
Endemol Shine North America
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Bill Margol
Sr. Director, Programming & Development
PBS
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Trish Williams
Executive Director of Scripted Content
CBC
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Maria Ishak
SVP, Sales North America
all3media International
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Jordan Pinto
Associate Editor
Playback
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Nick Borenstein
Head of Scripted
Topic
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Roy Ashton
Partner, Head of TV Literary
Gersh Agency
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Danny Feldheim
SVP, Original Content
CBS All Access
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Emma Westcott
Commissioning Editor, Factual & Features
Channel 5
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Debbie Brown
Production Executive, Scripted, Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
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Daniel Holloway
Executive Editor, Television
Variety
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Kelsey Balance
SVP, Scripted
NBCU International Studios
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Catie Asip
Sr. Associate, Children's Programming
PBS KIDS
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Michele Stephenson
Series Producer, Co-Founder
Rada Film Group
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Andrew Kelly
Director, Development
eOne
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Sarah McCormack
SVP Acquisitions, Europe UK and Kids
Beyond Distribution
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Chris Bell
VP, Scripted Development, Television
eOne
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Gregory Pang
Founder & Lawyer
RedFrame Law
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Jorge Franzini
Director of Content & Development
CuriosityStream
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Jessie Springer
Associate Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic Channel
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Shelley MacDougall
Manager of Programming - Central Region
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
head shot of Tassie Cameron
Tassie Cameron
Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
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Deniese Davis
COO
ColorCreative
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Todd Brian
Director of Development, Animation
Wildbrain
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Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Beth Iley
Director of Development
New Metric Media
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Max Micallef
VP, Nonfiction Programming
History
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Erin Finlay
Partner
Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
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Ludo Dufour
SVP, International Co-Productions and Sales
Blue Ant Media
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Courtney Thomasma
Executive Director, BBC America
AMC Networks Inc.
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Greg Greenwald
Manager of Development
CNN
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Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Dahvi Waller
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Mrs America (FX on Hulu)
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Kerry Moraes-Sugiyama
Associate Manager of Programming, Western Region APTN
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
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Yi Qiao
Director, Sales and Acquisitions, Drama
ZDF Enterprises
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Philippa Collie-Cousins
Commissioning Editor, Drama
UKTV
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Kathryn Tyus-Adair
SVP Original Programming
Starz Media
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Micah Schraft
Co-Executive Producer, Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
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Margo Martindale
Actor
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Uzo Aduba
Actor
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Brooke Townsend
Director, Programming and Development
History
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Mary McNamara
Culture Columnist
Los Angeles Times
head shot of Sarah Asante
Sarah Asante
Commissioner, Comedy
BBC Studios
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Kurt Conner
Manager of Film & Television
Ubisoft
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Wissam AlHussaini, PhD
Managing Director
Global Canadian Consultants and Trainers
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Falen Johnson
Host of CBC's Secret Life of Canada and Unreserved
CBC Podcasts
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Joel Oulette
Actor
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Crystle Lightning
Actor
head shot of Kalani Queypo
Kalani Queypo
Actor
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Joan Lambur
President
Lambur Productions
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Christiane Asselin
Senior Director, Multiscreen Content and Programming, Web TV, ICI TOU.TV and Youth
Radio-Canada
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Laura Michalchyshyn
Chief Creative Officer, Blue Ant Media, Co-President Content, Blue Ant Studios
Blue Ant Media
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Vince Commisso
President & CEO
9 Story Media Group
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Agnes Augustin
President & CEO
Shaw Rocket Fund
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Pam Westman
President
Nelvana Ltd
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Fenton Bailey
Co-Founder/Executive Producer
World of Wonder/RuPaul’s Drag Race, Canada’s Drag Race
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Nina Hahn
Head, VIS Kids and Senior Vice President, Production & Development
Nickelodeon UK
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Cathy Garland
Producer/Acquisitions, TRVL - PARANORMAL ONLY
Discovery, Inc.
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Carlyn Staudt
Carlyn Staudt
Global General Manager
Love Nature
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Sean Cohan
Chief Growth Officer and President, International
Nielsen Company
head shot of Matt Creasey
Matt Creasey
EVP, Distribution
Endemol Shine International
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Jennifer Twiner McCarron
President
Atomic Cartoons/Thunderbird
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Helen Asimakis
Senior Director, Drama
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Andrew Johnson
Executive in Charge of Production, Original Content, Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Marni Goldman
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Scripted and Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Tanya Linton
Co CEO, Executive Producer
Architect Films
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Samantha Linton
Head of Original Content Canada
Blue Ant Media
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Paul Yanover
President
Fandango
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Edwina Follows
General Manager Discovery Networks
Bell Media
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Nicole Matiation
Executive Director
On Screen Manitoba
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Ilana Miller
Agent
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
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Mioshi Hill
VP, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
Lifetime
head shot of Justin Stockman
Justin Stockman
Vice-President Brand Partnerships and Client Strategy
Bell Media
head shot of Tom Hastings
Tom Hastings
Director, Original Programming, Drama
Bell Media
head shot of Kristofer Updike
Kristofer Updike
Senior Director of Development, Kids and Family
Peacock
head shot of Adriano Schmid
Adriano Schmid
Senior Director of Production
Discovery Kids Latin America
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Jeff Alpern
President
The Alpern Group
head shot of Colin Bohm
Colin Bohm
EVP, Content and Corporate Strategy
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
The Characters Talent Agency
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Gave Lindo
Executive Director of OTT Programming
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Chris Regina
Director, Global Television, Content Acquisition - SCI-FI/THRILLER ONLY
Netflix
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Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Head of Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
head shot of Robin Johnston
Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
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Pippa Lambert
Founder
Hellcat
head shot of Traci Melchor
Traci Melchor
Senior Correspondent, ETALK
Bell Media
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Karin Heijink
VP, Channels & Products
Viasat World
head shot of Keith Wooten
Keith Wooten
Director of Development, Original Programming
BET Networks
head shot of Warren Ross
Warren Ross
General Counsel and Vice President
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
head shot of Cheryl Hickey
Cheryl Hickey
Host of ET Canada
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Deborah Osborne
Deborah Osborne
Programming Manager, Western Region
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
head shot of Rose Hughes
Rose Hughes
VP, Sales
Keshet International
head shot of Natalie Vinet
Natalie Vinet
VP, Global Factual Sales
Boat Rocker Studios
head shot of Jocelyn Mercer
Jocelyn Mercer
Co-CEO and CMO, How to Cake it (YouTube)
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Tracey Pearce
President, Distribution & Pay
Bell Media
head shot of Melanie Nepinak Hadley
Melanie Nepinak Hadley
Executive in Charge of Production, Drama
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Amy Gravitt
Amy Gravitt
EVP of Programming
HBO
head shot of Matt Shewchuk
Matt Shewchuk
Executive Producer
Big Time Decent Productions & Mayhem Entertainment
head shot of Chris Loveall
Chris Loveall
VP, International Content, Disney+
The Walt Disney Company
head shot of Zach Feldberg
Zach Feldberg
Executive In Charge of Production, YA Digital Originals
CBC
head shot of Maria Cortellucci
Maria Cortellucci
Top Creator Partnerships Lead, Canada
YouTube
head shot of Marie McCann
Marie McCann
Senior Director, CBC Kids
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Sari Katz
Sari Katz
Head of Business Development, Public Figures
YouTube
head shot of Dany Meloul
Dany Meloul
General Manager, Television
CBC Radio-Canada
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Katie Isaacson
Senior Manager of Development, CNN Original Series
CNN
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Ryan Robinson
Manager of Development
CNN
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Melanie Grisanti
SVP, Production Management
Sesame Workshop
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Danielle Audette
Director of Programming
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
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Sarah Fowlie
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media
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Kate Hoenigsberg
Senior Content Executive
Quibi
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Lisa Godfrey
VP, Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Darren Nartey
Acquisitions Manager: Films & Kids
ITV
head shot of Joe Mazzeo
Joe Mazzeo
Coordinator, Documentaries and Specials
Discovery
head shot of Susan Alexander
Susan Alexander
Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Alex Montalvo
Alex Montalvo
Content Team, Alternative Programming
Quibi
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Chris Rose
VP of Animation Production and Development
Nickelodeon International
head shot of David Baeta
David Baeta
Executive Producer
Machine Gum Productions Inc
head shot of Aubrey Clarke
Aubrey Clarke
Senior Programme Executive, CBBC
BBC Children's
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Carol Ann Pilon
Executive Director
Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC)
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Austin Denesuk
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
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Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Director, Development, Scripted Programming
eOne
head shot of Elyse Delmore
Elyse Delmore
VP, Unscripted Development
MGM Studios, Inc
head shot of Vanessa Case
Vanessa Case
SVP Studio
Vice Canada
head shot of Kitty Gambel
Kitty Gambel
Vice President of Unscripted Television
MGM Studios, Inc
head shot of Floyd Kane
Floyd Kane
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Diggstown (CBC)
head shot of Thom Chapman
Thom Chapman
VP Sales & Distribution Entertainment
Spin Master Ltd.
head shot of Mike Bickerton
Mike Bickerton
Showrunner, Canada's Drag Race
head shot of Nathalie Lethbridge
Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital
head shot of Mary-Anne Taylor
Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution-Canada
Roku Inc.
head shot of Veena Sud
Veena Sud
Creator/Showrunner
head shot of Jackie Pardy
Jackie Pardy
Chief Content Officer
Super Channel
head shot of Mandel Ilagan
Mandel Ilagan
VP, Live-Action Development, Unscripted
Nickelodeon
head shot of Felicia Litovitz
Felicia Litovitz
VP, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Productions Inc.
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Igal Svet
VP, Production & Development
Discovery
head shot of Matt Brodlie
Matt Brodlie
SVP, International Content, Disney+
Disney+
head shot of Julie Nolke
Julie Nolke
Actor, Writer and Creator, Julie Nolke channel (YouTube)
head shot of Arif Noorani
Arif Noorani
Executive Producer, CBC Podcasts
CBC
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Ryan Chanatry
General Manager
Topic
head shot of Martin Soudan
Martin Soudan
Director of Development, Fiction
M6
head shot of Brooke Lynn Hytes
Brooke Lynn Hytes
Resident Judge, Canada's Drag Race
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Dane DeHaan
Talent, The Stranger
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Jenelle Riley
Deputy Awards and Features Editor
Variety
head shot of James Whitlam
James Whitlam
Executive Producer
Framestore
head shot of Jerome Hellio
Jerome Hellio
Directeur des Contenus
TV5 Quebec Canada
head shot of Sangita Patel
Sangita Patel
Host of HGTV's Home to Win and Entertainment Reporter, ET Canada
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Hugh Laurie
Actor
head shot of Kevin Loader
Kevin Loader
Executive Producer
head shot of Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci
Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer
head shot of Jason Altman
Jason Altman
Head of Ubisoft Film & Television
Ubisoft Entertainment
head shot of Lenora Crichlow
Lenora Crichlow
Actor
head shot of Steve Blackman
Steve Blackman
Showrunner, Executive Producer, Director , Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
head shot of Elle Johnson
Elle Johnson
Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer and Writer, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker (Netflix)
head shot of Esta Spalding
Esta Spalding
Showrunner, Executive Producer, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)
head shot of Adam Cunningham
Adam Cunningham
Chief Global Strategist
Allied Global Marketing
head shot of Robert Randall
Robert Randall
Founder and Director, YAP (YouTube)
head shot of Jillian Danford
Jillian Danford
Creator, Auntie Jillian (YouTube, CTV)
head shot of Alison Brower
Alison Brower
Deputy Editor, Arts & Entertainment
Los Angeles Times
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A Message from our Grand Patron - Corus Entertainment

BANFF provides an incredible opportunity to connect as a community, celebrate successes, and focus on the future. As a Grand Patron sponsor, we’re proud to be part of the conversation.

Doug Murphy, President & CEO, Corus Entertainment

A Message from our Grand Patron - The Canadian Media Fund (CMF)

The Canada Media Fund has since its creation, 10 years ago, been a proud supporter of the Banff World Media Festival. With our partners, clients and colleagues, all of you in the industry, we’ve created new worlds, discovered new dimensions and challenged norms. In 10 years, we’ve propelled Canada’s content to far-flung destinations. We’ve dreamt big, helped ignite stories from the heart and now, we’re helping Canadian content lead the way. Over the past decade, the Canada Media Fund has supported our country’s creative and production communities by ensuring our stories are told and reach audiences here at home and beyond our borders, and on a multitude of screens.

Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, CMF

A Message from our Grand Patron - Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is proud continue our support of the Banff World Media Festival, especially now as we all navigate these new, extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves experiencing. In these new frontiers of digital participation, Telefilm is committed to ensuring that Canada’s audiovisual sector can continue to network, connect, and collaborate with their colleagues around the world. We all must work together to continue pursuing and promoting business development, export and promotion. Now more than ever, audiences are consuming Canadian content at rapid rates, so please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to expand your network and find new voices in the industry. New this year, Telefilm and the Talent Fund are pleased to enable twenty Talent to Watch partners and alumni to participate virtually in the festival. We look forward to them sharing their perspectives and projects with you.

Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

A Message from our Grand Patron - CTV

As a world-renowned event highlighting industry innovation, Banff has truly embraced the many challenges of this uncertain time by presenting the first-ever virtual version of the Festival. Once again BANFF will provide an environment conducive to shared learning and productive conversations about the future of content. And the BANFF team continues to deliver opportunities for delegates with the Crave Networking Sessions, offering more than 700 one-on-one meetings between content producers and leading decision-makers.
As a Grand Patron sponsor, CTV invites you to join us in embracing the enhanced experience provided through this year’s festival, and wishes each of you health and safety. Cheers!

Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media, Chair of the Banff Television Festival Foundation Board of Directors

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