June 14 - July 16
2021

Bringing the global media industry together to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize, all in real time.


Don’t miss the renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as keynotes, panels, master classes and an array of networking, parties and curated events!


WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR BANFF PASS?


SEE THE 2021 AGENDA HERE



From June 14-18, BANFF’s new purpose-built online experience brings the Canadian and global media industry together as part of our MARKETPLACE WEEK - to meet, screen, pitch, enlighten and socialize all in real time. The renowned Rockie Awards (June 15), as well as our signature Summit Series keynotes and an array of networking, parties and curated events will punctuate this exciting week.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR BANFF PASS?


BANFF 2021 continues June 21-July 16, premiering a curated series of live and interactive panels, Master Classes, In Conversations, 30 Minutes With buyer mandates as well as an array programmed and serendipitous networking formats.

SEE THE 2021 AGENDA HERE

Speakers include

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Monika Ille
CEO
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
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Kim Bondi
EVP, Production and Programming, Head of Development, Canada
Cineflix Productions
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Jessalyn Dennis
Vice President, Scripted
SEVEN24 Films
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Adam Steinman
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Paige Murray
Executive in Charge of Development, Drama
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Marcie Hume
Senior Executive Producer
A&E
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Rachel Marcus
Vice President, Creative Development
Guru Studio
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Cyrus Farrokh
President, International Division
Propagate Content
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Natalie Osborne
Chief Strategy Officer
9 Story Media Group
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David Pritikin
Head of Unscripted, Red Bull Originals
Red Bull Media House
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Frank Falcone
President & Executive Creative Director
Guru Studio
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
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Andre Beraud
Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films
CBC Radio-Canada
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Alfredo Tan
SVP of Strategy, Data & Products
Rogers Sports & Media
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Antonio Valente
Content Strategy Manager
Globo
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Kerstin Viehbach
Head of Commissioning & Development (Fiction)
SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG
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Karla Bobadilla
Partner
Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP
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Jayme Alter
Partner
Dentons Canada LLP
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Erin Finlay
Partner
Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
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Jocelyn Deschenes
President, Chef Producteur Executif-Contenu Original Fiction-Internationale
Sphere Media International Inc.
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Charles Ohayon
Ventes internationales
Productions Casablanca
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Carlos Soldevila
Co-Founder, President & Executive Producer
Trio Orange
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Harold Valentin
Producer
Mother Production
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Mara Gourd-Mercado
Directrice Generale
Académie canadienne du cinéma et de la télévision - section Québec
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Simu Liu
Actor/Producer/Writer
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Sook-Yin Lee
Multimedia Artist and Broadcaster
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Seth Meyers
Host, Late Night with Seth Meyers
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Kenan Thompson
Actor (Saturday Night Live, Kenan)
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Kirstine Stewart
Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Sport and Entertainment
World Economic Forum
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Ted Sarandos
Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer
Netflix
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Magda Grace
Head of Prime Video Canada
Amazon Canada
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Rebecca Glashow
President
BBC Studios - Americas
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Thai Randolph
President and Chief Operating Officer
Laugh Out Loud
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Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital
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Doug Craig
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Streaming Division
ViacomCBS
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Catherine Tait
President & CEO
CBC/Radio-Canada
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Kate Bulkley
Award-winning business journalist and media commentator
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David Anderson
Managing Director
ABC Australia
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Tim Davie
Director-General
BBC
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Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
PBS
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Amy Friedman
Head of Kids and Family Programming
Warner Bros
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Lauren Glaubach
Director, Family Partnerships + Programming
Google/YouTube
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Sarah Muller
Lead Commissioning Editor, Children’s Content 7-12
BBC Children's
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Keith Dawkins
Founder & CEO
Rock Hill Media Ventures
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Nina Hahn
SVP Production & Development | Head of Vis Kids
Nickelodeon UK
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Mark Anthony Green
Special Projects Editor, GQ
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Maverick Carter
CEO
The SpringHill Company
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Kathryn Tyus-Adair
SVP Original Programming
Starz Media LLC
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Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Jennifer Shin
Director of Development, Comedy
CBC
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Keith Wooten
Director, Unscripted
BET Networks
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Roy Ashton
Partner, Head of TV Literary
Gersh Agency
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Austin Denesuk
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
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Sohrab Merchant
Literary Agent
The Characters Talent Agency
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Miles Perkins
Industry Manager
Epic Games
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Christina Heller
CEO
Metastage
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Raja Khanna
Founder
Dark Slope Studios
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Ana Serrano
President
OCAD University
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Brandon Bloch
Founding Partner + Executive Producer
Hometeam
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Sally Habbershaw
EVP, Americas
All3Media International
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Yi Qiao
Director, Sales and Acquisitions, Drama
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Matt Faulknor
Development Producer
Saloon Media
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David Beckett Padbury
Development Executive
Guru Studio
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Becca Kinskey
Vice President, Long Form Programming
Funny Or Die
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Carrie Mudd
President
Peacock Alley Entertainment
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Rebecca Gibson
Partner & Head of Development
Eagle Vision
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Chris Wagner
Founder & CEO
White Label Productions
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Marly Reed
Vice President, Development
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Joy Rosen
CEO & Co-Founder
Portfolio Entertainment Inc.
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Molly McGlynn
Owner
Hail Mary Films
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Latoya Raveneau
Director
Disney Television Animation
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McG .
Director, Wonderland Sound & Vision
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Linda Simensky
Head of PBS KIDS Content
PBS KIDS
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Michael Gordon
TV Global Scripted Agent
Creative Artists Agency
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Alan Moore
Agent
United Talent Agency
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Meaghan Denomme
Literary Agent
Gary Goddard Agency
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Igal Svet
VP, Documentaries, Discovery+
Discovery
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Orion Ross
VP Original Programming-Animation
The Walt Disney Company (EMEA)
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Rachel Nelson
Director, Original Content, Scripted & Factual
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Michael Ouweleen
President of Adult Swim
Cartoon Network
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Kim Diaz
Director of Creative Development
Sesame Workshop
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Steve Blackman
Showrunner, Executive Producer, Director , Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
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Alena Smith
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, "Dickinson" on Apple TV+
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Sheri Elwood
Executive Producer/Writer/Director
ELWOODISMS
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Vera Santamaria
Screenwriter and Executive Producer
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Emily Andras
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Wynonna Earp
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Frank Spotnitz
Executive Producer
Big Light Productions Ltd
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Loren Bouchard
Creator and Showrunner, Bob's Burgers (Fox) and Central Park (Apple TV+)
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Anna Winger
Creator, Writer, Showrunner, Executive Producer: Unorthodox (Netflix), Deutschland83/86/89 (Amazon)
Studio Airlift
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Anthony Farrell
Creator
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Rebecca Brown
Commercial Manager – Unscripted
BBC Studios
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Alix Wiseman
SVP Business Development & Acquisitions
9 Story Media Group
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Thom Chapman
VP Sales & Distribution, Entertainment
Spin Master Ltd.
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Jennifer Holness
Producer
Hungry Eyes Media Inc.
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Kyle Irving
Partner
Eagle Vision
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Jordan Pinto
Associate Editor
Playback
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Floyd Kane
Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Diggstown (CBC)
Freddie Films Inc.
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Matt Hornburg
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
marblemedia
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Kevin Feige
President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel
Marvel
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Kari Skogland
CEO
Mad Rabbit
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Kelley Carter
Senior Entertainment Reporter, ESPN's The Undefeated
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Howard Swartz
Senior Vice President Docs and Specials, Factual Networks & Streaming
Discovery Channel
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Michael Kot
Managing Director
Saloon Media
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Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine
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Ellen Windemuth
CEO
WaterBear Network
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Kaley Cuoco
Star and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant, Founder, Yes, Norman Productions
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Greg Berlanti
Founder, Berlanti Productions and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant
Berlanti Productions
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Channing Dungey
Chairman
Warner Bros Television Group
head shot of Alison Brower
Alison Brower
LA Bureau Chief
Insider Inc.
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Cathy Payne
CEO
Banijay Rights
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Stephen MacDonald
President, Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks
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Brenda Gilbert
Co-Founder and President
BRON Media Corporation
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Sandra Stern
President, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
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Marta Kauffman
Creator, Friends and Grace & Frankie; Owner/Executive Producer, Okay Goodnight
head shot of Nahnatchka Khan
Nahnatchka Khan
Showrunner, Writer, and Director
Fierce Baby Productions
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Lorraine Ali
TV Critic
Los Angeles Times
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David Crean
Executive Producer, Drama
RTE Television
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Neta Mor Guri
Senior Manager, Co-Productions and Distribution
HOT Telecommunication Systems
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Marion Edwards
Managing Director and Executive Producer
Gutsy Animations
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Jay Grace
Director, Moominvalley
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Elizabeth Foster
Copy Chief & Special Reports Editor
Brunico Communications Ltd.
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Jack Rowan
Actor, "Moomintroll," Moominvalley
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Jarmo Lampela
Head of Drama
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
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Marika Makaroff
Founder and CCO
Gutsy Animations
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Jennifer Kawaja
Co-President
Sienna Films
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Fab Filippo
EP/Writer/Director/Co-Creator, Sort Of
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Bilal Baig
EP/Writer/Lead Performer/Co-Creator, Sort Of
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Trish Williams
Executive Director, Scripted Content
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Tarell Alvin McCraney
Executive Producer and Writer
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Kwame Patterson
Actor "Adult David," David Makes Man
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Akili McDowell
Actor "David," David Makes Man
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Dee Harris-Lawrence
Showrunner and Executive Producer
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Tina Perry
President
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Kiel Adrian Scott
Director
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Daniel Fienberg
Chief Television Critic
The Hollywood Reporter
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Tyrone Edwards
Anchor, ETALK
Bell Media
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Joseph Kay
Writer
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Tara Woodbury
Executive Producer, Transplant and VP of Development
Sphere Media
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Carlyn Klebuc
General Manager, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Ahmed Meree
Cultural Consultant and Actor, Transplant
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Hamza Haq
Actor, Transplant
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Russell T Davies
Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner (It's a Sin)
RED Production Company
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Peter Hoar
Director (It's a Sin)
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Nathaniel Curtis
Actor, It's a Sin
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Marc Malkin
Senior Editor of Culture and Events
Variety
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Rafael Casal
Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Actor, Showrunner & Director
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Benjamin Earl Turner
Actor & Writer
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Jasmine Cephas Jones
Actor & Producer
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Dawn Wilkinson
Writer & Director
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Matt Shakman
Director/Executive Producer
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Andrew Cividino
Writer/Director
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Clement Virgo
Director
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David Hardy
VP, Stakeholder Affairs & Sustainability
William F. White International Inc.
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Joseph Freed
President
Marwar Junction Productions/Asylum Entertainment
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Allison Berkley
President
Marwar Junction Productions/Asylum Entertainment
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Holly Huckins
Executive Producer & Content Creator
Think Bubble
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Sherren Lee
Director
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Tiffany Hsiung
Director
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Simcha Jacobovici
President
Associated Producers Ltd
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Tommy Gillespie
Director, Children's Programming
PBS
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Unscripted Content
Blue Ant Media
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Joe Mazzeo
Coordinator, Documentaries and Specials
Discovery
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Tonya Williams
Executive Director
Access Reelworld
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Kadon Douglas
Executive Director
BIPOC TV & Film
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Melanie Hadley
Program Director
WarnerMedia
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Andrew Morris
Manager Independent Production
Accessible Media Inc.
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Maria Kennedy
Owner, EP
Little Engine Moving Pictures
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Naomi Harvey
Founder
Team Human
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Grace Wu
Executive Vice President, Entertainment Casting
NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
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Dr. Tasmin Plater
Head of HR
Endeavor Content
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Karen Gray
EVP, Human Resources
A+E Networks
head shot of Lynette Howell Taylor
Lynette Howell Taylor
Founder
51 Entertainment
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Franklin Leonard
Founder and CEO
Black List
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Hussain Amarshi
President & Founder
Mongrel Media Inc
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Kara Swisher
Sway and Pivot podcaster, NYT opinion writer and executive producer of the Code Conference
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John Sloss
Founder
Cinetic Media
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Julie Chang
EVP, International Co-Productions
Blue Ant Media
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Jane Rimer
Senior Vice President, Canada
Banijay Rights
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John Elmes
International Editor
Broadcast
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Michela Di Mondo
EVP, Canada, International
FremantleMedia
head shot of Patrick Vien
Patrick Vien
Group Managing Director, International
A+E Networks
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Greg Greenwald
Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series
CNN
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Lynne Carter
Manager, Original Content, Lifestyle
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Sarah Burney
Director of Programming
REELZ
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Lea Marin
Director of Development, Drama
CBC
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Sarah Adams
Director of Current Production, Drama
CBC
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Nataline Rodrigues
Director of Original Programming
Rogers Sports & Media
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Emily O. Smith
Senior Director, International Originals, HBO Max
WarnerMedia
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Katie Isaacson
Senior Manager of Development, CNN Original Series
CNN
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Zach Feldberg
Head of YA Digital Originals
CBC
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Bill Gardner
VP, Programming & Development
PBS
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Samantha Linton
Head of Original Content Canada
Blue Ant Media
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Troels Branth Pedersen
Acquisitions Executive
TV2 Denmark
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Marion Winter
Senior Manager, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG
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Mina Shum
Director
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Melanie Orr
Director
Director
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Gregory Pang
Lawyer and Podcaster
RedFrame Law
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Tara Parker
Partner
Goodmans LLP
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Eb Reinbergs
Lawyer
Three60Legal
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Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada
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Prem Gill
CEO
Creative BC
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
CBC
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Susan Alexander
Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Sabina McNally
Senior Acquisitions Manager
WarnerMedia
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Jessie Springer
Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD
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Jonathan Partridge
Senior Executive Producer
A&E
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Mitch Geddes
Production Executive, Original Programming, Scripted Series and Feature Film
Bell Media
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Christa Dickenson
Executive Director
Telefilm Canada
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Reynolds Mastin
President & CEO
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
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Joan Jenkinson
Executive Director
Black Screen Office
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Jesse Wente
Executive Director
Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office
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Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Playback
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Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
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Heather Williamson
Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
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Robert Prinz
Director of Original Series, Comedy
Netflix
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Alison Rheaume
Production Executive, Bell Media Original Programming
Bell Media
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Joana Klaus
Kids Content Specialist
Globo
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Christina Rogers
Director of Original Independent Film
Netflix
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Joanna Rosenthal
Manager, Content Acquisitions and Coproductions
Cartoon Network
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Deniese Davis
President, Reform Media Group, Co-Founder, ColorCreative
Reform Media Group
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Poppy Hanks
Senior Vice President, Development and Production
MACRO
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Dayna Lynne North
Founder and CEO
Loud Sis Productions
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Mauricio Mota
Founder and Co-President
Wise Entertainment
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Kristen Marston
Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director
Color of Change
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Ash Greenwood
Creative Executive EMEA at YouTube Originals
YouTube
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Aubrey Clarke
Senior Programme Executive, CBBC
BBC
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Olivier Lebraud
Head of Development
SND Groupe M6
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Brooke Townsend
Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
History
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Debbie Brown
Production Executive, Lifestyle, Original Programming
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Amanda Vaughan
Production Executive, Corus Kids
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Adam Garnet Jones
Director of TV Content and Special Events
APTN
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Mal Stares
Senior Associate in TV Advisory, Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content
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Melissa Williamson
SVP, Scripted Content, Saloon Media
Saloon Media
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Benjamin Thornton
Non-Scripted Development Associate
Warner Bros.
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Kirsten Hurd
Acquisitions, TVO Kids
TVO
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Amanda Culkowski
Senior Director, Music Program Development
MTV Networks International
head shot of Brenda Maffuchi
Brenda Maffuchi
Head of Acquisitions & Property Development
DeAgostini Editore Spa
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Catie Asip
Asst. Director, Children's Programming
PBS KIDS
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Leo Geng
Senior Vice President
iQIYI
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Elaine Chin
Senior Vice President, Scripted Content
Stage 13
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Elyse Delmore
VP, Unscripted Development
MGM Studios, Inc
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Angela Freedman
Director of Development
TRVL Channel
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Andrew Johnson
Executive In Charge of Production
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Sandra Kleinfeld
Senior Director Documentary
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Nathalie Chamberland
Director, Youth Programming/Directrice, Planification, Gestion et Acquisition de Contenus Jeunesse
CBC Radio-Canada
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Randy Lennox
Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
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Kevin Beggs
Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
head shot of Colin Bohm
Colin Bohm
EVP, Content and Corporate Strategy
Corus Entertainment Inc
head shot of John Brunton
John Brunton
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Producer
Insight Productions Ltd.
head shot of Sally Catto
Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Sean Cohan
Sean Cohan
Chief Growth Officer and President, International
Nielsen Company
head shot of Robin Mirsky
Robin Mirsky
Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications Inc
head shot of Lisa Meeches
Lisa Meeches
Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Tom Cox
Executive Producer
SEVEN24 Films
head shot of Jennifer Kim
Jennifer Kim
Senior Vice President, International Originals
HBO Max
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Matt McGowan
Director and General Manager
Snap
head shot of Ivan Pehar
Ivan Pehar
Country Manager
Spotify Canada
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Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The TSB Agency & Live Always Productions
head shot of Sandra Dewey
Sandra Dewey
Most Recently President, Business Operations and Productions HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV
head shot of Scott Henderson
Scott Henderson
Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation
head shot of Ira Levy
Ira Levy
President & Executive Producer
Breakthrough Entertainment
head shot of Blair Miller
Blair Miller
VP Products & Content
TELUS STORYHIVE
head shot of Sara Geater
Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
All3Media
head shot of Athena Georgaklis
Athena Georgaklis
Head of Development
Nelvana Ltd
head shot of Andy Harries
Andy Harries
Chief Executive
Left Bank Pictures
head shot of Angela Jain
Angela Jain
Managing Director
Lifted Entertainment
head shot of Lucie Quenneville
Lucie Quenneville
General Manager, Programming Strategies and Acquisitions
Bell Media
head shot of Vinay Virmani
Vinay Virmani
Partner and Chief Content Officer
Uninterrupted Canada
head shot of Aron Phillips
Aron Phillips
COO
SLAM and RTG Features
head shot of Karine Tremblay
Karine Tremblay
Manager of OTT Programming
APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
head shot of Katie  Wilson
Katie Wilson
VP, Channels & Curation
WildBrain
head shot of Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson
Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series & Films
CNN
head shot of Tyler Bern
Tyler Bern
Head of Content for Prime Video Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
Amazon Studios
head shot of Mandel Ilagan
Mandel Ilagan
VP, Live-Action Development, Unscripted
Nickelodeon
head shot of Chris Bell
Chris Bell
VP, Scripted Development, Television
Entertainment One Television International
head shot of Adina Pitt
Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions
WarnerMedia
head shot of Mary-Anne Taylor
Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution-Canada
Roku Inc.
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Valentina Daley
Director, International Content Strategy & Operations
Blue Ant Media
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Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions
TVF International
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Liz Tang
Director, Content
Endeavor Content
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Harriet Allen
Commercial Executive, Non-Scripted
All3Media International
head shot of Felicia Litovitz
Felicia Litovitz
VP, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Productions Inc.
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Lucy Tulugarjuk
Managing Director
Uvagut TV
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Tanya Denning-Orman
Director, Indigenous Content
SBS
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Alan Esslemont
Director General, TG4, Chair, The Celtic Media Festival
TG4
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Maramena Roderick
Director of Content
Maori TV
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Kim Larsen
Head of Television and Production
KNR Radio/TV, Greenland Broadcasting Corporation
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Montrel McKay
President of Development & Production
Hoorae Film & TV
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Sarah Bremner
President
ARRAY Filmworks
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Michael Schneider
Senior Editor, TV Awards
Variety
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Rishi Rajani
President of Production and Development
Hillman Grad Productions
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Christina Jennings
Chairman & CEO
Shaftesbury
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Cathy Schulman
President and CEO
Welle Entertainment
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Michael Stiller
VP, Development & Programming
History
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Kurt Conner
Creative Executive
Ubisoft
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Susan Taylor
Executive in Charge of Production and Development, Unscripted
CBC
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Chris Regina
Director, Original Series, Drama Development
Netflix
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Sandra Picheca
Director of Current Production-Comedy
CBC TV
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Gosia Kamela
Production Executive Original Programing, Drama & Features
Bell Media
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Holly Nichols
Development Manager
WildBrain
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Dan Selig
SVP, Americas
Endeavor
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Amber Richardson
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Ludo Dufour
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Brooke Kessler
Director of Original Series, Comedy
Netflix
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Doug Murphy
President and CEO
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Havva Eisenbaum
VP, Development, Unscripted
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Krista Look
Director of Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Rose Hughes
VP, Sales
Keshet International
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Gave Lindo
Director of Content Programming, Canada
TikTok
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Jackie Pardy
Chief Content Officer
Super Channel
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Sapna Vyas
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Lifetime Movies
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Brad Holcman
Senior Director of Non Fiction & Alternative Programming
A+E Networks
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Kim Berglund
Executive Director, Development
Walt Disney Television
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Jamie Schouela
President, Global Channels and Media
Blue Ant Media
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Karine Moses
Senior Vice President, Content Development and News and Vice Chair, Québec
BCE Bell Canada Enterprises Inc
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Loretta Todd
Filmmaker, Showrunner, Director, Indigenous Futurist
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Shane Belcourt
Director
Directors Guild of Canada
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Lisa Jackson
Director
Door Number 3 Productions Inc.
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JJ Neepin
Director
JJNEEPINFILMS INC.
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Sterlin Harjo
Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Director/Writer, Reservation Dogs
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Tazbah Rose Chavez
Producer/Director/Writer, Reservation Dogs
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D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai
Actor
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Devery Jacobs
Actor
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Kelly Boutsalis
Freelance Writer
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Manori Ravindran
International Editor
Variety
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Aisling Chin-Yee
Writer, Director, Producer and Founder
Fluent Films
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Tammy Garnes
Vice President of Education & Understanding
ARRAY
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Derren Lawford
Creative Director
Woodcut Media
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Zara Frankel
Director, Programming & Development
PBS
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Peter Bevan
VP Film/Head of Particular Crowd
WarnerMedia Latin America
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Alec Strum
VP, Original Series
Epix
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Carrie Gillogly
Co-Head, AMC Scripted Series & SVP, Scripted Programming
AMC Networks
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Mimi Blanchard
Senior Director, Current Programming
BET Networks
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Barbara Williams
Executive Vice-President
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Pierre Karl Peladeau
President & CEO
Quebecor Media Inc.
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Ian Scott
Chairperson & CEO
CRTC Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commissions
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Leslye Headland
Emmy-nominated Writer, Producer, Director
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Sierra Teller Ornelas
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Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Host, CBC Popchat and Party Lines, Culture Writer, Buzzfeed News
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Steven Canals
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J.J. Johnson
Executive Producer
Sinking Ship Entertainment
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Jennifer Vaux
Director, Programming Acquisition
Roku
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Tim Peterson
Senior Media Editor
Digiday
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Adam Lewinson
Chief Content Officer
Tubi
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Max Micallef
VP, Nonfiction Programming
History
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Judy Lung
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Touchwood PR
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Edgar Groom
Senior Account Manager
National Bank of Canada
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Michael Steinberg
Senior Account Manager
National Bank of Canada
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Jennifer Sandoval
Sustainability Consultant
Sustainable Film Productions
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Kimberly Howitt
Senior Creative Executive, WarnerMedia Kids & Family
WarnerMedia
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Luke Hyams
Head of Originals EMEA at YouTube
YouTube
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Tom McGillis
President, Executive Producer
Fresh TV Inc.
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Kitty Gambel
SVP, Unscripted & Alternative Television
MGM Studios
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Victor Garber
Actor
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Zach Smadu
Actor
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Genelle Williams
Actor
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Jewel Staite
Actor
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Jordy Randall
Executive Producer
SEVEN24 Films
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Susin Nielsen
Creator and Showrunner/Executive Producer
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Chair
Indigenous Peoples Cultural Foundation, TITV Taiwan Indigenous Television
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Patricia Hidalgo
Director of Children’s and Education
BBC
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Gena Konstantinakos
Vice President, Originals
Topic
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SND Groupe M6
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Marc Hartlen
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Irene Pothecary Huse
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NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK Super
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Rachel Goldstein-Couto
Head of Development
Bell Media
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Margaret Mary Murray
Head of Gaelic Digital Service
BBC Scotland
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Warren Sonoda
Filmmaker
Shoot Good Films Inc.
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Vice President Acquisitions & International Distribution
Quebecor Content
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Actor & Producer
Redcloud Studios
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Manager, Original Series, Drama
Netflix
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Executive in Charge of Production, Children’s and Youth Programming
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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James Flannery
Manager, Original Series, Drama
Netflix
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Kirsty Stark
Producer
Epic Films
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Kerry Moraes-Sugiyama
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APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network
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Sarah Quan
Executive in Charge of Development, Comedy
CBC
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Andrew D’Cruz
Executive Producer, Unscripted
CBC
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The Banff World Media Festival respectfully acknowledges that the territory in which the festival takes place, and the heart of what we do, is located on the traditional lands of the Treaty 7 Territory, comprised of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Wesley, Chiniki, and Bearspaw; three Nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy: the Pikani, Kainai, and Siksika; and the Tsuu T’ina of the Dene people. Treaty 7 territory is also shared with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. This area was also used by the Ktunaxa and the Maskwacis people. BANFF’s office is on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples from across Turtle Island. BANFF strives for a respectful partnership with all these peoples – past, present and future – on the path to healing and reconciliation.

As a world-renowned event highlighting industry innovation, BANFF has truly embraced the many challenges of this uncertain time.

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

Telefilm Canada is proud to continue our support of the Banff World Media Festival, especially now as we all navigate these new, extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves experiencing.

Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

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.

Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, CMF

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

Doug Murphy, President & CEO, Corus Entertainment

Congratulations to the Festival organizers, who have really stepped up to the plate in these extraordinary times to deliver once again an exceptional conference.

The Honourable Leela Aheer, Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women

During this time of challenge and change for the entire cultural and media sector, connecting through the Festival is more important than ever… we champion Canadian creators in sharing their voices and perspectives in innovative new ways.

Catherine Tait, President & CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

New voices from diverse communities are critical to the future of Canadian storytelling. Netflix is proud to support the development of these up and coming artists with BANFF and our incredible partners on the Diversity of Voices Initiative.

Lisa Hamilton Daly, Director of Original Series, Netflix

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