Speakers

2020 SPEAKERS

Danielle Audette

Executive Director of Programming and Scheduling

APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.


Phil Barnsdall-Thompson

SVP Acquisitions, UK, Europe & North America

Flame Distribution


Melissa Campbell

Owner

Contentum Consulting & Management


Aubrey Clarke

Senior Programme Executive

BBC Children's


Austin Denesuk

Agent

Creative Artists Agency


Mike Farah

CEO

Funny Or Die

Mike Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of Funny Or Die, the premiere comedy brand known for its award-winning content and an audience of more than 40 million people. Farah continues to grow Funny Or Die with his producing acumen, talent relationships and industry leadership. He’s helped expand both the long-form...more


Danny Feldheim

SVP, Original Content

CBS All Access


Cathy Garland

Producer/Acquisitions, TRVL

Discovery, Inc.


Tommy Gillespie

Director, Children's Programming

PBS


Lisa Hamilton Daly

Director, Original Series

Netflix


Dylan Haskins

Commissioning Executive, Podcasts

BBC British Broadcasting Corp


Justina Hemperek

Head of Acquisitions

Beyond Distribution


Rob Kenneally

Agent

Creative Artists Agency


Aron Levitz

Head of Wattpad Studios

Wattpad

As Head of Wattpad Studios, Aron Levitz connects the entertainment and publishing industries with new voices and original content on Wattpad. Leveraging data and community insights, Aron works with the industry to co-produce Wattpad stories for film, television, print and digital formats.

Previously, as Head of Business Development, Aron helped establish...more


Bill Margol

Sr. Director, Programming & Development

PBS

Bill Margol has spent over 30 years working in the media industry, covering the ground of writer, producer, editor, developer and executive. A graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Loyola University’s Masters in Emerging Media program, Bill was Executive Producer of Special Projects at Sci-Fi...more


Darren Nartey

Senior Programme Acquisitions Executive

ITV


Jennevie Olivieri

Manager, TV Co-Productions

Gaumont


Isabelle Pain

Head of Content, Prime Video Canada

Amazon Studios


Yi Qiao

Director, Sales and Acquisitions, Drama

ZDF Enterprises GmbH


Ted Sarandos

Chief Content Officer

Netflix

Sarandos oversees the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of all Netflix content including original series from around the world such as Stranger ThingsUmbrella AcademyDark (Germany) La Casa De Papel (Spain), and Sacred Games (India) and films including such blockbusters as To All the Boys I've Loved Before, The Irishman, Bird Boxthe 3-time Academy Award winning film ROMA,...more


Yeardley Smith

Co-Founder

Paperclip Ltd.

Yeardley Smith is an Emmy Award-winning actress, novelist, and playwright who has appeared on television, film and Broadway. She has been the voice of Lisa Simpson on Fox's hit television show The Simpsons since 1987. Film appearances include All Square, which she also produced and which received the 2018 Spotlight...more


Martin Soudan

Director of Development, Fiction

SND Groupe M6


Adam Steinman

VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales

Warner Bros. International Television Production


Kristofer Updike

Senior Director, Development

NBCUniversal


Dahvi Waller

Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer (Mrs. America on FX on Hulu)

An Emmy and WGA Award-winning TV writer and producer, Dahvi Waller is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the upcoming limited series Mrs. America on FX, starring Cate Blanchett, which debuts April 15th on FX on Hulu.

Waller previously served as a writer and producer for AMC’s critically acclaimed Mad...more


Paul Yanover

President

Fandango

Paul Yanover was named Fandango President in 2012, and since then has grown the company from a popular U.S. movie ticketing utility into an international digital network for all things movies. Serving more than 67 million unique visitors per month globally, Fandango provides best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than...more

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