Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

Randy Lennox

Former Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
Bell Media

As President of Bell Media, Canada’s leading broadcasting, streaming, and content creation company, Lennox is responsible for all of the company’s businesses including TV, radio, digital, and out-of-home, as well as new ventures and partnerships.

Lennox joined Bell Media in August 2015 as President, Production and Broadcasting. In February, 2017, he...more

Kevin Beggs

Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Beggs is Chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group, overseeing development and production of all scripted and non-scripted programming. A 20-year veteran of the Company and a member of its corporate senior management team, he has spearheaded the strategic expansion of Lionsgate’s television production operations into one of the largest...more

Speaking at: Media Leaders 2020: the path forward

Colin Bohm

Corus Entertainment Inc

Colin Bohm is Executive Vice President Content and Corporate Strategy at Corus Entertainment Inc.

Colin oversees Corus’ original content businesses Nelvana, Corus Studios, Kids Can Press and Toon Boom, and is responsible for the company’s business development and strategic planning activities, including the development of global strategic partnerships and Corus’ mergers...more

Speaking at: Partner Presentation: Spotlight on Corus – Partnering with Corus to Build Global Franchises

John Brunton

Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Producer
Insight Productions Ltd.

Sally Catto

General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sally Catto is the General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports for CBC. She oversees the strategic direction for all programming across all platforms including CBC TV and CBC Gem, and all entertainment and factual genres including drama, comedy, factual entertainment, arts, documentary, sports and podcasts. This includes a wide...more

Speaking at: Trickster: working towards narrative sovereignty

Sean Cohan

Nielsen Company

Sean Cohan is Nielsen Global Media’s Chief Growth Officer and President, International. He joined Nielsen in March 2020 and is responsible for overseeing Nielsen’s Growth Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Corporate and Business Development, and its range of businesses outside the U.S., including Measurement, Outcomes, Sports and Metadata.

Sean comes to Nielsen having...more

Speaking at: Critical Math: how data is revolutionizing the discovery and experience of content in the 21st century

Tom Cox

Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox is Managing Director of SEVEN24 Films. His productions span thirty years and include award-winning feature films, dramatic series, mini-series and television movies.

In addition to Fortunate Son, in production this year for the CBC and NBCU International, current productions include Jann, a half-hour comedy for CTV, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller pilot for...more

Speaking at: Diversity of Voices: what I learned taking my show from concept to greenlight

Valerie Creighton

President & CEO
Canada Media Fund

Valerie Creighton is an industry leader in arts, culture and media, recognized for reenergizing some of the country’s most important organizations in the sector over the last thirty-five years. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth.

Currently serving as President and...more

Speaking at: CMF Partner Presentation: Back to Business; practical examples on moving forward

Sandra Dewey

Chief Operating Officer

Sandra Dewey serves as President of Business Operations and Productions for WarnerMedia Entertainment’s forthcoming streaming service HBO Max as well as TNT, TBS and truTV. She reports to Kevin Reilly, President of TBS, TNT and truTV and Chief Content Officer, HBO Max. 

In her role, Sandra oversees the business affairs and production teams for HBO Max...more

Speaking at: Media Leaders 2020: the path forward

Scott Henderson

Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
Bell Media

As Vice-President, Communications, Scott Henderson leads the strategic, day-to-day operations of program and talent publicity, internal and corporate communications, public affairs, and community investment for Bell Media.

Henderson is responsible for all communications efforts for the company’s two conventional networks, CTV and CTV Two; Bell Media’s stable of entertainment, factual, sports,...more

Ira Levy

Managing Partner
Breakthrough Entertainment

As co-founder and partner in Breakthrough Entertainment, an internationally recognized and award winning studio, Ira Levy has established himself as one of the most prolific Executive Producers in the entertainment industry.

Ira has forged fruitful production relationships with National and International Networks and co-production and financing partners on a variety of scripted programming including; comedy,...more

Stephen MacDonald

President, Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks

MacDonald oversees the A+E Networks global multiplatform and library content licensing initiatives, as well as the company’s international activities.

MacDonald, a 24-year veteran of Fox, joins A+E Networks from Twentieth Television. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable with oversight of broadcast syndication. During his...more

Blair Miller

Managing Partner, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

As Vice President of Content, Blair is accountable for the development and realization of TELUS’ content strategy. His portfolio includes programming and business development for Optik TV as well as programming, commissioning and original production for Optik Local, TELUS local programming offering. In addition to the Banff Board of Directors,...more

Robin Mirsky

Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications

Robin Mirsky is Executive Director of the Rogers Group of Funds.  Robin joined Rogers Communications in 1989.

She is responsible for the Rogers Group of Funds, which includes the Rogers Telefund, a $32 million interim financing fund for Canadian independent productions, the Rogers Cable Network Fund, a $9 million equity investment...more

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– LeVar Burton, Producer, Actor


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