We’re moving mountains to bring the festival to you.

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.

Virtual Pass
  • Panel discussions with Canadian & International media leaders
  • Master Classes featuring the talent behind some of the world’s hottest series
  • Rockie Awards Round Tables featuring intimate conversations with this year’s nominees
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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.


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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.

Streaming is easy – just log in using your BanffXchange credentials, grab some popcorn, and browse!


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Sari Katz
Head of Business Development, Public Figures
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Dany Meloul
Executive Vice President
CBC Radio-Canada
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Cheryl Hickey
Host of ET Canada
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Stacey Carr
Sr. Director, Unscripted Development
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Dane DeHaan
Talent, The Stranger
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Christine Maestracci
Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
Quebecor Content
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Jonny Keeling
Head of Natural History Unit
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
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Lisa Godfrey
SVP Original Content and Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Falen Johnson
Host of CBC's Secret Life of Canada and Unreserved
CBC Podcasts
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Natalie Vinet
SVP, Global Distribution
Boat Rocker Studios
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Keith Wooten
Director, Creative Development
BET Networks
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Jeff Alpern
The Alpern Group
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Adriano Schmid
VP & Head of Content
Discovery Kids Latin America
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Tom Hastings
Head of Original Programming in Canada, Paramount+
Bell Media
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Isabel Gomez-Moriana
Director, Development, Scripted Programming
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Jorge Franzini
VP Content
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Kim Berglund
VP, Development
Disney Junior
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Carrie Mudd
Peacock Alley Entertainment
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Catherine Tait
President & CEO
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Justina Wojtowicz
EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales
Beyond Distribution
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Sandra Dewey
Chief Operating Officer
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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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Sarah Hammond
Chief Creative Officer
Two Brothers Pictures
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Chris Loveall
VP, International Content, Disney+
The Walt Disney Company
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Austin Denesuk
Creative Artists Agency
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Lauren Celinski
Development Lead, YouTube Originals
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Ryan Chanatry
General Manager
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Daniel Holloway
Executive Editor, Television
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Thom Chapman
VP Sales & Distribution, Entertainment
Spin Master Ltd.
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Lynne Kirby
Executive Producer
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Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Agent, Media Consultant
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Andrew Thompson
Vice President, Content Production
NBA National Basketball Association
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Eden Robinson
Author, Son of a Trickster
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Jennifer Hollyer
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
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James Whitlam
Executive Producer
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Rose Hughes
Vice President, Sales, UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Keshet International
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Igal Svet
Executive Vice President
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Sharon Horgan
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Jenelle Riley
Deputy Awards and Features Editor
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Stephanie Betts
Executive Vice President, Content Creation
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Shabnam Rezaei
Big Bad Boo
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Jason Altman
Head of Ubisoft Film & Television
Ubisoft Entertainment
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Liz Feldman
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Dead to Me (Netflix)
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Michele Stephenson
Series Producer, Co-Founder
Rada Film Group
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Chris Rose
Broadcast and Production Executive
Nickelodeon International
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Mary McNamara
Culture Columnist
Los Angeles Times
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Kerry Sugiyama
Senior Manager, International Market Development
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
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Marie McCann
Senior Director, Children's Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Emma Westcott
Commissioning Editor, Factual & Features
Channel 5
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Adam Cunningham
Chief Strategy Officer
Allied Global Marketing
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Andrea Griffith
VP, Content & Development, Kids & Family
Corus Entertainment
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Elyse Delmore
VP, Unscripted Development
MGM Studios, Inc
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Nina Hahn
Nickelodeon UK
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Jessie Springer
Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic Channel
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Mandel Ilagan
Vice President, Current & Development, Game Shows
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Joe Mazzeo
Coordinator, Documentaries and Specials
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Paul Yanover
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Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution, Canada
Roku Inc.
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Brooke Lynn Hytes
Resident Judge, Canada's Drag Race
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Charlotte Armstrong
Series Producer (Who Are You Calling Fat?)
Love Productions
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Lynne Carter
Manager Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Hugh Laurie
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Anna Winger
Creator, Writer, Showrunner, Executive Producer: Unorthodox (Netflix), Deutschland83/86/89 (Amazon)
Studio Airlift
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Sarah Fowlie
Head of Production, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Katie Isaacson
Director of Development, CNN
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
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Andrew Johnson
Executive In Charge of Production
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Tim McKeon
Executive Producer & Co-Creator, Odd Squad
Sinking Ship Entertainment
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Camille Bernier-Green
Head, Development, A Touch More
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Felicia Litovitz
VP, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Productions Inc.
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Barry Walsh
Editor-in-Chief & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine
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Sara De Gols
Editor in Chief (Blacklist)
De Mensen
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Pippa Lambert
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Floyd Kane
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Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Marni Goldman
Production Executive, Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Michael Schneider
TV Editor
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Ludo Dufour
Vice President, Licensing
Blue Ant Media
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Kurt Conner
Creative Executive
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Jocelyn Mercer
Co-CEO and CMO, How to Cake it (YouTube)
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Lisa Meeches
Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Arif Noorani
Executive Producer and Director of CBC Podcasts
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Michelle Latimer
Executive Producer, Director, Trickster
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Carol Ann Pilon
Executive Director
Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC)
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Vince Commisso
President & CEO
9 Story Media Group
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Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital
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Jeremy Dickson
Features & Special Projects Editor
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Carol Dysinger
Director (Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)
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Zara Frankel
Senior Director, Programming & Development
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Faith Penhale
Lookout Point
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Yi Qiao
Director Drama
ZDF Enterprises
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Brittany Cope
VP Live Action Development, Scripted
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Mike Bickerton
Freelance Director, Creative Producer and Writer
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Bill Margol
Executive Producer
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Maria Cortellucci
Top Creator Partnerships Lead, Canada
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Steven Canals
Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Pose (FX)
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Crystle Lightning
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Edwina Follows
Executive Producer
Bell Media
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Kate Hoenigsberg
Senior Content Executive
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Laura Michalchyshyn
Chief Creative Officer Blue Ant Media
Blue Ant Media
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Pamela Westman
Nelvana Ltd
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Adam Scorgie
Producer, Creative Hustler
Score G Productions
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Josee Vallee
Vice President, Production and Operations, Executive Producer
Sphere Media International Inc.
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Alex Montalvo
Head of Series Development & Programming
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Kevin Loader
Executive Producer
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Erin Finlay
Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
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Elle Johnson
Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer and Writer, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker (Netflix)
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Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Brunico Communications Ltd.
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Philippa Collie Cousins
Sr Drama Commissioner
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Kitty Gambel
SVP, Unscripted & Alternative Television
MGM Studios, Inc
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Colin Bohm
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Craig D'Entrone
Showrunner, Executive Producer
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Deborah Osborne
Media Production Executive
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
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Graeme Manson
Showrunner, Snowpiercer (TNT, Netflix)
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Jason Brennan
Nish Media
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Tassie Cameron
Showrunner & Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
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Danna Stern
Managing Director
Yes Studios
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Melanie Grisanti
Executive/Creative Producer
Sesame Workshop
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Amy Gravitt
EVP of Programming
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Athena Georgaklis
Vice President
Nelvana Enterprises
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Matthew Shewchuk
President / Executive Producer
Big Time Decent Productions & Mayhem Entertainment
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Margo Martindale
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Jennifer Kawaja
President of English Scripted
Sienna Films
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Veena Sud
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Roy Ashton
Partner, Head of TV Literary
Gersh Agency
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Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
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James Farr
EVP, Development
Cream Productions Inc.
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Julie Nolke
Actor, Writer, Filmmaker and YouTube Creator
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Lucie Duxbury
Head, Programmes
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Chris Bell
Scripted Content
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Daveed Diggs
Co-Creator, Executive Producer & Writer
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Factual Entertainment and Production
Blue Ant Media
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Jerome Hellio
Directeur des Contenus
TV5 Quebec Canada
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Robert Randall
Founder and Director, YAP (YouTube)
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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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Jordan Pinto
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Jennifer Twiner-McCarron
Atomic Cartoons/Thunderbird
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Gave Lindo
Head of Content Programming, North America
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Justin Stockman
VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media
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Courtney Thomasma
Executive Vice President of Streaming
AMC Networks Inc.
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Jon Kamen
Chairman & CEO
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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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Warren Ross
Counsel, Labour Relations
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
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Henry Singer
Director (The Trial of Ratko Mladic)
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Greg Greenwald
Manager, CNN Original Series
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Jeff Hersh
Bell Media
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Tom Cox
Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films
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Philip Barnsdall-Thompson
SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America - FACTUAL ONLY
Flame Distribution
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Matt Brodlie
SVP, International Content, Disney+
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Beth Iley
Senior Development Executive
New Metric Media
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Tanya Linton
Architect Films
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Jennifer Connelly
Talent, Snowpiercer (TNT/Netflix)
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Lisa Fahrenholt
SVP, Scripted Development
Endemol Shine North America
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Tommy Gillespie
Senior Director, Content Production
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Debbie Brown
Production Executive, Lifestyle, Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Lenora Crichlow
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Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
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Nicole Matiation
Senior Lead AV Production
On Screen Manitoba
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Micah Schraft
Co-Executive Producer, Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
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Dahvi Waller
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Mrs America (FX on Hulu)
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Darren Nartey
Senior Acquisitions Manager, Films & Kids
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Tina Apostolopoulos-Moniz
VP Unscripted
Bell Media
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Todd Brian
Director of Development, Animation
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Sean Cohan
Nielsen Company
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Nick Borenstein
Head of Scripted
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Ilana Miller
Literary Agent, Co-owner
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
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Chris Regina
Chief Content Officer
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Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Joan Lambur
Lambur Productions
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Marty Adelstein
Tomorrow Studios
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Mioshi Hill
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Wissam AlHussaini, PhD
Managing Director
Global Canadian Consultants and Trainers
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Sarah McCormack
EVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Beyond Distribution
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Diane Ikemiyashiro
VP, Current Series
Disney Junior
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Noreen Halpern
Halfire (Canada) ULC
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Mike Tollin
Mandalay Sports Media
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Russell T Davies
Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner (It's a Sin)
RED Production Company
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Sangita Patel
Host, ET Canada Weekend & Entertainment Reporter, ET Canada
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Kirsten Hurd
Commissioning Editor
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Danny Feldheim
Senior Vice President, Comedy Development ABC Signature
CBS All Access
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Brent Jordan Sherman
Literary Agent
The Characters Talent Agency
head shot of Linda Stregger
Linda Stregger
Spin Master Ltd.
head shot of Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly
Vice President, Scripted Development, Television
head shot of Kevin Beggs
Kevin Beggs
Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Kristofer Updike
Kristofer Updike
head shot of Karin Heijink
Karin Heijink
SVP Content, Marketing & Products
Viasat World
head shot of Sarah Asante
Sarah Asante
Commissioner, Comedy
BBC Studios
head shot of Christiane Asselin
Christiane Asselin
Senior Director, Multiscreen Content and Programming, Web TV, ICI TOU.TV and Youth
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Carlyn Staudt
General Manager, Love Nature & Head of Commissioning, Global Media
Love Nature
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Tracey Pearce
Bell Media
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Vanessa Case
SVP Global Head of Unscripted Production, Vice Studios & Pulse Films
Vice Canada
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Maria Ishak
SVP, Sales North America
all3media International
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Alison Wright
Talent, Snowpiercer (TNT/Netflix)
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Sam Linton
VP, Production and Development, Global Media
Blue Ant Media
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Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
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Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
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Tanya Saracho
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Vida (Starz)
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Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Uzo Aduba
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Susan Alexander
Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Kathryn Tyus-Adair
SVP Original Programming
Starz Media
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Esta Spalding
Showrunner, Executive Producer, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)
head shot of Liz Tigelaar
Liz Tigelaar
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
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Melanie Nepinak Hadley
Executive in Charge of Production, Drama
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci
Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer
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Jackie Pardy
Chief Content Officer
Super Channel
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Cathryn Asip
Associate Director, Content
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Lorraine Ali
TV Critic
Los Angeles Times
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Agnes Augustin
President & CEO
Shaw Rocket Fund
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Nataline Rodrigues
SVP of Development
Rogers Media
head shot of Joel Oulette
Joel Oulette
head shot of Lori Mather
Lori Mather
Co-Creator, Writer, Executive Producer (Find Me in Paris)
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Joe Barton
Creator (Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame))
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Kelsey Balance
SVP, Scripted
NBCU International Studios
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Marika Makaroff
Founder and CCO
Gutsy Animations
head shot of Christina Jennings
Christina Jennings
Chairman & President
head shot of Jillian Danford
Jillian Danford
Creator, Auntie Jillian (YouTube, CTV)
head shot of Liza Sardi
Liza Sardi
Brunico Communications Ltd.
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Matt Hornburg
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Jesse Wente
Outgoing Co-Executive Director Indigenous Screen Office
Indigenous Screen Office
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Jennifer Dettman
Executive Director, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Traci Melchor
Traci Melchor
Senior Correspondent, ETALK
Bell Media
head shot of Cathy Garland
Cathy Garland
Producer &Acquisitions, Trcl-Paranormal Only
Discovery, Inc.
head shot of Martin Soudan
Martin Soudan
Director of Development, Fiction
head shot of Trish Williams
Trish Williams
Executive Director, Scripted Content
head shot of Danielle Audette
Danielle Audette
Director of Programming
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
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Gregory Pang
RedFrame Law
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Brooke Townsend
Sr. Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
head shot of Helen Asimakis
Helen Asimakis
Senior Director, Drama
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Deniese Davis
Deniese Davis
Founder and CEO
head shot of Manori Ravindran
Manori Ravindran
London correspondent
head shot of Michelle McCree
Michelle McCree
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson
Director of Development CNN Originals
head shot of Shelley MacDougall
Shelley MacDougall
Manager of Programming - Central Region
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
head shot of Matt Creasey
Matt Creasey
EVP, Sales, Acquisitions and Co-productions
Endemol Shine International
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Andre Beraud
Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films/Premier Directeur, Emissions Dramatiques et Longs Metrages, Radio-Canada
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Lisa Hamilton Daly
EVP, Programming
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Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of Glenn Cockburn
Glenn Cockburn
Meridian Artists Inc
head shot of Max Micallef
Max Micallef
VP, Head of West Coast Development
head shot of Kerry Ehrin
Kerry Ehrin
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, The Morning Show (Apple)
head shot of Larry Tanz
Larry Tanz
Head, EMEA
head shot of Steven Guilbeault
Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
head shot of Kalani Queypo
Kalani Queypo
head shot of David Baeta
David Baeta
Executive Producer
Machine Gum Productions Inc
head shot of Aubrey Clarke
Aubrey Clarke
Commissioning Executive | BBC Children’s 7+
BBC Children's
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Nadine Dupont
Head of TFO Productions
Groupe Media TFO
head shot of Steve Blackman
Steve Blackman
Creator, Writer, Executive Producer and Showrunner
head shot of Zach Feldberg
Zach Feldberg
Director of Current Production Comedy & Head of Scripted Gem Originals
head shot of Anja Karadeglija
Anja Karadeglija
Editor, The Wire Report
head shot of Alison Brower
Alison Brower
LA Bureau Chief
Los Angeles Times



2020 Rockies Award winners announced

Click here to see the winners. Or Watch the Rockies HERE:


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Congratulations to Cohort 2.


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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