2021 AGENDA

Please note all times are in Eastern Time (ET)

More content to be announced!

Tuesday, May 25

2:00pm

Perfecting your Virtual Pitch (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Get tips and tricks of the trade from industry experts on how to prepare your pitches ahead of BANFF 2021. 


Featuring:

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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Rachel Reade Marcus

VP, Creative Development

Guru Studio

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Thursday, May 27

1:00pm

Pitch Doctors: PBS, Fresh TV, OWN (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Perfect your pitch! In these 13-minute consultation sessions, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them to maximize their impact.


Featuring:

Havva Eisenbaum

VP, Development, Unscripted

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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Zara Frankel

Director, Programming & Development

PBS

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Tom McGillis

President, Executive Producer

Fresh TV Inc.

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Pitch Doctors: Warner Bros International Television Production, SEVEN24, Cineflix (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Perfect your pitch! In these 13-minute consultation sessions, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them to maximize their impact.


Featuring:

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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Pitch Doctors: A&E, CBC, Guru Studio (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

Perfect your pitch! In these 13-minute consultation sessions, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them to maximize their impact.


Featuring:

Marcie Hume

Senior Executive Producer

A&E

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Rachel Reade Marcus

VP, Creative Development

Guru Studio

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Paige Murray

Executive in Charge of Development, Drama

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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WAIT LINE for Pitch Doctors (opens at 12:15pm ET) (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

The wait line for Pitch Doctors sessions taking place on Thursday, May 27 will open at 12:15pm ET (45 minutes before the session's start time).  

This wait line is for BANFF Marketplace Passholders who: 

  • did not make Pitch Doctors selections in advance before online sign-up closed

  • did make Pitch Doctors selections in advance, but would like to have additional meetings if any spots open up due to no-shows

The wait line will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list. 

Friday, June 11

9:00am

Rockie Awards Roundtable: Children & Youth (9:00am - 10:00am)

In Partnership With

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition recognizes excellence in television and digital media from around the world. Ahead of the awards being handed out virtually on June 15, we are gathering a selection of this year’s nominees to dive into the stories behind their projects. Don’t miss the chance to hear from the creative leads of some of the hottest programs from the past year in these exclusive roundtable discussions.

Rockie Awards Roundtable: Arts & Entertainment (9:00am - 10:00am)

In Partnership With

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition recognizes excellence in television and digital media from around the world. Ahead of the awards being handed out virtually on June 15, we are gathering a selection of this year’s nominees to dive into the stories behind their projects. Don’t miss the chance to hear from the creative leads of some of the hottest programs from the past year in these exclusive roundtable discussions.

Rockie Awards Roundtable: Scripted - Comedy (9:00am - 10:00am)

In Partnership With

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition recognizes excellence in television and digital media from around the world. Ahead of the awards being handed out virtually on June 15, we are gathering a selection of this year’s nominees to dive into the stories behind their projects. Don’t miss the chance to hear from the creative leads of some of the hottest programs from the past year in these exclusive roundtable discussions.

Rockie Awards Roundtable: Scripted - Drama (9:00am - 10:00am)

In Partnership With

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition recognizes excellence in television and digital media from around the world. Ahead of the awards being handed out virtually on June 15, we are gathering a selection of this year’s nominees to dive into the stories behind their projects. Don’t miss the chance to hear from the creative leads of some of the hottest programs from the past year in these exclusive roundtable discussions.

Rockie Awards Roundtable: Documentary & Factual (9:00am - 10:00am)

In Partnership With

The Rockie Awards International Program Competition recognizes excellence in television and digital media from around the world. Ahead of the awards being handed out virtually on June 15, we are gathering a selection of this year’s nominees to dive into the stories behind their projects. Don’t miss the chance to hear from the creative leads of some of the hottest programs from the past year in these exclusive roundtable discussions.

Monday, June 14

8:00am

Delegate Lounge: open daily (8:00am - 11:59pm)

In Partnership With

Open from Monday, June 14 8:00am EDT to 6:00pm Friday, June 18 EDT

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 14 to 6:00pm ET Friday, June 18 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET, Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so thatthe system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  1. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Event Homepage.


9:00am

Speed Networking (9:00am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

10:00am

30 Minutes With: Blue Ant Media (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Samantha Linton

VP, Head of Original Content Canada

Blue Ant Media

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30 Minutes With: CBC Comedy (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Sandra Picheca

Director of Current Production-Comedy

CBC TV

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Jennifer Shin

Director of Development, Comedy

CBC

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11:00am

In Conversation with: CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott (11:00am - 11:45am)

In Partnership With

Join Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott for a discussion on how Canada can unlock the full economic potential and cultural value of homegrown audiovisual content amidst the challenges of foreign streaming services, piracy and creating a sustainable funding ecosystem for Canadian content. Will a new legislative framework rebalance the system and provide the enforcement powers to support the production, distribution and discovery of Canadian content and stories?

Canadian Content

Moderating:


Jordan Pinto

n/a

Playback

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Featuring:

Ian Scott

Chairperson & CEO

CRTC Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commissions

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12:30pm

Summit Series: Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix (12:30pm - 1:15pm)

In Partnership With

Join us for a keynote conversation with Ted Sarandos, the co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, celebrating 10 years since it debuted in Canada – a move which proved crucial for eventual expansion into 190 countries. Where does Sarandos see new opportunities amidst the current climate of change? Don’t miss this discussion on creating content that members from around the world love, including animation ambitions, the future of film, and Netflix’s goals to increase diversity in front of and behind the screen.

Moderating:


Kirstine Stewart

Head, Shaping the Future of Media, Sport and Entertainment

World Economic Forum

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Featuring:

Ted Sarandos

Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer

Netflix

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2:00pm

Systemic solutions: breaking barriers and rebuilding a better entertainment industry (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

In Partnership With

For years companies have been promising to ‘do better’ and publicly announcing metrics and mandates to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. This past year has shone a spotlight on just how much work there is still to do. Meet executives that are blazing new trails by creating organizational initiatives, empowering diverse creators, and challenging the status quo. Hear what they believe every company should be doing.

Moderating:


Kadon Douglas

Executive Director

BIPOC TV & Film

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Featuring:

Karen Gray

EVP, Human Resources

A+E Networks

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Dr. Tasmin Plater

Head of HR

Endeavor Content

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Tonya Williams

Executive Director

Access Reelworld

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Grace Wu

Executive Vice President, Entertainment Casting

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

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3:00pm

Speed Networking (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Summit event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your realXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

30 Minutes With: WarnerMedia Kids & Family (3:00pm - 3:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Kimberly Howitt

Senior Creative Executive, WarnerMedia Kids & Family

WarnerMedia

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30 Minutes With: Corus Entertainment (3:00pm - 3:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Rachel Nelson

Director, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment Inc

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4:00pm

Media leaders 2021: sharing strategies for the future (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

In Partnership With

The global pandemic pushed a giant fast-forward button on issues and business models: speeding up consumer trends, upending business as normal and shining a spotlight on societal issues like racism, democracy and the climate crisis. Executives need to be bold, visionary risk takers to succeed. Join this group of international media leaders as they discuss the responsibility of the media to hold itself accountable, managing teams in this moment and positioning their companies to maximize success.

Moderating:


Alison Brower

LA Bureau Chief

Insider Inc.

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Featuring:

Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President

BRON Media Corporation

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Stephen MacDonald

President, Global Content Licensing & International

A+E Networks

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Cathy Payne

CEO

Banijay Rights

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Sandra Stern

President, Lionsgate Television Group

Lionsgate Entertainment

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5:00pm

CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Party (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

You’re invited to the CBC/Radio-Canada Opening Party

WIN prizes including a 2022 festival pass, a luxury stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and CBC swag!

Attend to network and win!

Join us to kick off the festival in style. Pull out a chair at a virtual table for small group video meetings and jump in to speed network with other BANFF delegates.


To enter the room, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device)

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted party time)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you. 

Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)


Tuesday, June 15

12:00am

Delegate Lounge: open daily (12:00am - 11:59pm)

In Partnership With

Open from Monday, June 14 8:00am EDT to 6:00pm Friday, June 18 EDT

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 14 to 6:00pm ET Friday, June 18 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET, Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so thatthe system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  1. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Event Homepage.


9:00am

Speed Networking: Kids Content (9:00am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

30 Minutes With: YouTube EMEA (9:00am - 9:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Luke Hyams

Head of Originals EMEA at YouTube

YouTube

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30 Minutes With: CBC Docs & Unscripted (9:00am - 9:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Sandra Kleinfeld

Senior Director Documentary

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

CBC

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10:00am

Meet the World at BANFF 2021 (10:00am - 11:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join a table for small group video meetings and networking opportunities with BANFF delegates from across Canada and around the world.

You will have the opportunity to connect with delegates from 23 countries including: Canada, U.S., U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Israel, Australia, Finland, Netherlands, Brazil, Uruguay, Singapore, England, Italy, South Africa, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

To enter the room, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device)

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)


30 Minutes With: PBS (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Linda Simensky

Head of PBS KIDS Content

PBS KIDS

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30 Minutes With: CBC Drama (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Sarah Adams

Director of Current Production, Drama

CBC

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Lea Marin

Director of Development, Drama

CBC

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11:00am

Trend report: what’s hot with kids now (11:00am - 11:45am)

In Partnership With

With thousands of cross-platform touchpoints, it’s never been more difficult—or more important—to reach kids with entertaining and educational content that captures and holds their attention. Don’t miss this group of executives as they discuss what’s trending in the kids-content business and where it's going to go next.

Moderating:


Keith Dawkins

Founder & CEO

Rock Hill Media Ventures

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Featuring:

Frank Falcone

President & Executive Creative Director

Guru Studio

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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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Nina Hahn

SVP Production & Development | Head of Vis Kids

Nickelodeon UK

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Sarah Muller

Lead Commissioning Editor, Children’s Content 7-12

BBC Children's

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In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - APTN (11:00am - 11:15am)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Monika Ille

CEO

APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.

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12:00pm

In Conversation with Danielle Brooks (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Join moderator Loni Love as we take a deep dive into Danielle Brooks' latest role - both as Actor and Producer - in Lifetime's Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia. 

This session was presented at the private event: Women of Power 2021, presented in partnership with Corus Entertainment, A+E Networks and The Hollywood Reporter. 

12:30pm

An Opportunity for Change: Empowering Women in Entertainment (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

What a year it has been. The pandemic has had an outsized impact on women, creating a "she-cession" that might span decades to recovery. Add to that the ongoing drive to eliminate racism in our society and the need to address the gender gap in our industry through an intersectional lens. This panel will shine a light on personal stories from a cross-section of women working in entertainment and share inspiration on how we can come together to build an industry that creates more opportunity and a more positive future. 

This session was presented at the private event: Women of Power 2021, presented in partnership with Corus Entertainment, A+E Networks and The Hollywood Reporter. 

1:00pm

Chatroom: Matchmaker - Writers and Directors seeking Producers (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

David Beckett Padbury

Development Executive

Guru Studio

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Rebecca Gibson

Partner & Head of Development

Eagle Vision

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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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Marly Reed

Vice President, Development

NESHAMA Entertainment

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Joy Rosen

CEO & Co-Founder

Portfolio Entertainment Inc.

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Chris Wagner

Founder & CEO

White Label Productions

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30 Minutes With: Discovery+ (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Igal Svet

VP, Documentaries, Discovery+

Discovery

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30 Minutes With: The HISTORY Channel (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Max Micallef

VP, Nonfiction Programming

History

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Summit Series: Maverick Carter, CEO, The SpringHill Company (1:00pm - 1:45pm)

Join us for a conversation with The SpringHill Company’s CEO Maverick Carter, who together with business partner LeBron James, has built a media conglomerate, inclusive of UNINTERRUPTED, SpringHill Entertainment and the Robot Company, that is dedicated to empowering communities and pushing culture forward. As one of BANFF’s featured Summit Series speakers, Carter brings his experience to BANFF’s virtual stage, sharing SpringHill’s mission to empower greatness in every individual and how that’s innovating the media landscape.

Moderating:


Mark Anthony Green

Special Projects Editor, GQ

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Featuring:

Maverick Carter

CEO

The SpringHill Company

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2:00pm

Meet the Rockie Awards Nominees + Jury (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Join us to celebrate the nominees of the 2021 Rockie Awards International Program Competition and to thank our global jury. Kick off your BANFF 2021 experience gathered among some of the world's finest creators.

To enter the room, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device)

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

2:30pm

In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - Bell Media (2:30pm - 2:45pm)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Karine Moses

Senior Vice President, Content Development and News and Vice Chair, Québec

BCE Bell Canada Enterprises Inc

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3:00pm

2021 Rockie Awards Livestream (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

Streaming LIVE at 3pm EDT, watch as the winners are announced for the prestigious Rockie Awards International Program Competition and celebrate this year's Rockie Awards Gala honourees. 

 

WATCH HERE

 

Comedian and YouTube personality Jasmeet Raina will host the Rockies from the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. More than 140 nominees from 37 countries are vying for trophies.


Special Appearances and Gala Award honourees include: Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live, Kenan), Bill Hader (Barry, Saturday Night Live), Danielle Brooks (Mahalia, Orange is the New Black), Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kim's Convenience), The Cast of It’s A Sin, The team from ARRAY (Selma, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open) represented by Ava DuVernay, Tilane Jones, Regina Miller, Tammy Garnes & Dee Tuck Sinking Ship Entertainment (Dino Dana, Odd Squad, Ghostwriter) and more.

Wednesday, June 16

12:00am

Delegate Lounge: open daily (12:00am - 11:59pm)

In Partnership With

Open from Monday, June 14 8:00am EDT to 6:00pm Friday, June 18 EDT

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 14 to 6:00pm ET Friday, June 18 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET, Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  1. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Event Homepage.


7:15am

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings with Buyers (7:15am - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

BANFF's WAIT LINE for one-on-one Speed Meetings with Buyers sessions taking place on Wednesday, June 16, will open at 7:15am ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Marketplace Passholders who:

  • did not make Speed Meetings with Buyers selections in advance before online sign-up closed
  • did make Speed Meetings with Buyers selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list. 

8:00am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: DeAgostini Editore Spa, YouTube, Blue Ant Media (8:00am - 9:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Ash Greenwood

Creative Executive EMEA at YouTube Originals

YouTube

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Samantha Linton

VP, Head of Original Content Canada

Blue Ant Media

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Brenda Maffuchi

Head of Acquisitions & Property Development

DeAgostini Editore Spa

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: SuperRTL, Tv2 (8:00am - 9:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

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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9:00am

Speed Networking: Documentary, Unscripted, Reality (9:00am - 10:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

9:30am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: OUTtv, YLE, CBC Docs & Unscripted (9:30am - 10:30am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Jarmo Lampela

Head of Drama

YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

CBC

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Lauren Whitelaw

Head of Programming

OUTtv Network Inc

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: Corus Entertainment, Nat Geo WILD, WarnerMedia Kids EMEA (9:30am - 10:30am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

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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10:30am

In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - Blue Ant Media (10:30am - 10:45am)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Jamie Schouela

President, Global Channels and Media

Blue Ant Media

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11:00am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: PBS, A&E, Bell Media (11:00am - 12:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Mitch Geddes

Production Executive, Original Programming, Scripted Series and Feature Film

Bell Media

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Jonathan Partridge

Senior Executive Producer

A&E

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Linda Simensky

Head of PBS KIDS Content

PBS KIDS

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: Blue Ant Studios, Corus Entertainment, CBC (11:00am - 12:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Jennifer Harkness

SVP, Unscripted Content

Blue Ant Media

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Andrew Johnson

Executive In Charge of Production

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Lea Marin

Director of Development, Drama

CBC

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CMF Partner Presentation: In Conversation with Simu Liu (11:00am - 11:45am)

In Partnership With

Don’t miss a conversation with Simu Liu, 2021 Canadian Award of Distinction honouree, MADE | NOUS ambassador, star of Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and CBC’s Kim's Convenience and broadcaster, musician and actor Sook-Yin Lee. The pair will discuss Simu’s path to becoming Marvel’s first Asian superhero and MADE’s Seek More campaign which champions the importance of inclusion and representation for Canadian audiences.

Moderating:


Sook-Yin Lee

Multimedia Artist and Broadcaster

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Featuring:

Simu Liu

Actor/Producer/Writer

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12:00pm

Tales from the hitmakers: strategies for the streaming era (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

In Partnership With

The content creation landscape has changed dramatically in the past 12 months, with new platforms launching and consumer habits shifting. Join our panel of superstar producers for a vibrant discussion on the new avenues storytelling is taking, and the impact the past year is having at all levels of the business. What does the world of creating hit content look like in our evolving world?

Moderating:


Michael Schneider

Senior Editor, TV Awards

Variety

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Featuring:

Sarah Bremner

President

ARRAY Filmworks

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Andy Harries

Chief Executive

Left Bank Pictures

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Christina Jennings

Chairman & CEO

Shaftesbury

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Montrel McKay

President of Development & Production

Hoorae Film & TV

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Rishi Rajani

President of Production and Development

Hillman Grad Productions

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Cathy Schulman

President and CEO

Welle Entertainment

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12:30pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Bell Media, Corus Entertainment (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Lynne Carter

Manager, Original Content, Lifestyle

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Heather Williamson

Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual & Reality

Bell Media

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: Corus Entertainment, CBC, BET (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & 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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1:00pm

Chatroom: Producer Life (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet. 

Strategize your pitch: Ready to put your pitch together? Arm yourself with tips and tricks to maximize its impact.

Host: Melissa Williamson

Broadcast partners: Get the inside scoop on what to expect from working with a broadcast partner.

Host: Susan Alexander

From pitch to production: Explore the ins and outs of taking your project from the pitching stage through to the first day on set.

Host: Matt Faulknor 

Sustainable production: Practical solutions to make your set more environmentally responsible.

Host: Jennifer Sandoval

International publicity: Reaching global audiences can seem daunting at first. Here’s how you can use publicity to make your mark internationally.

Host: Judy Lung

Getting to greenlight: What does it take to get the commission? Let’s break it down. 

Host: David Beckett Padbury

Finding co-pro partners: Explore the world of co-production partnerships and how to make the best match for you and your project. 

Host: Rose Hughes

Banking Relationships: Strategies for building a banking relationship to suit your business banking and production financing needs. 

Host: Edgar Groom & Michael Steinberg

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder.

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Susan Alexander

Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted

Corus Entertainment Inc

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David Beckett Padbury

Development Executive

Guru Studio

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Matt Faulknor

Development Producer

Saloon Media

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Edgar Groom

Senior Account Manager

National Bank of Canada

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Rose Hughes

VP, Sales

Keshet International

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Judy Lung

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Touchwood PR

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Jennifer Sandoval

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainable Film Productions

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Michael Steinberg

Senior Account Manager

National Bank of Canada

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Melissa Williamson

SVP, Scripted Content, Saloon Media

Saloon Media

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2:00pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Netflix, Bell Media, Globoplay (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Joana Klaus

Kids Content Specialist

Globo

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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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Speed Meetings with Buyers: PBS, Blue Ant Studios, Discovery (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

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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3:00pm

In Conversation With: Kenan Thompson and Seth Meyers (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

In Partnership With

Join this year’s Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award honoree Kenan Thompson for a conversation on all things comedy. Thompson recently wrapped his 18th season of Saturday Night Live and is the show’s longest-running cast member. He also stars in and executive produces the NBC comedy Kenan, which will return in 2022. Meyers is the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers and previously worked alongside Thompson as a cast member and head writer on Saturday Night Live.

Moderating:


Seth Meyers

Host, Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Featuring:

Kenan Thompson

Actor (Saturday Night Live, Kenan)

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3:30pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Netflix, Reelz Channel, Cartoon Network (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Sarah Burney

Director of Programming

REELZ

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Christina Rogers

Director of Original Independent Film

Netflix

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Joanna Rosenthal

Manager, Content Acquisitions and Coproductions

WarnerMedia

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: APTN, Netflix, Radio-Canada (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

André Béraud

Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films/Premier Directeur, Emissions Dramatiques et Longs Metrages, Radio-Canada

ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ

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Chris Regina

Director, Original Series, Drama Development

Netflix

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Karine Tremblay

Manager of OTT Programming

APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network

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4:00pm

Meet the BANFF Board of Directors and Content Advisory Board (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us for a virtual mixer with members of the BANFF Board of Directors and this year’s Content Advisory Board.

To enter the room, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device)

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

Enter “the venue (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Emily Andras

Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Wynonna Earp

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Kevin Beggs

Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group

Lionsgate Entertainment

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Colin Bohm

EVP, Content and Corporate Strategy

Corus Entertainment Inc

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John Brunton

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Producer

Insight Productions Ltd.

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Sylvia Bugg

Chief Programming Executive & General Manager

PBS

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Sally Catto

General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Sean Cohan

Chief Growth Officer and President, International

Nielsen Company

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Tom Cox

Executive Producer

SEVEN24 Films

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Valerie Creighton

President & CEO

Canada Media Fund

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Deniese Davis

President, Reform Media Group, Co-Founder, ColorCreative

Reform Media Group

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Sandra Dewey

Most Recently President, Business Operations and Productions HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV

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Sara Geater

Chief Operating Officer

All3Media

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Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana Ltd

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Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President

BRON Media Corporation

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Michael Gordon

TV Global Scripted Agent

Creative Artists Agency

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Melanie Hadley

Program Director

WarnerMedia

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Andy Harries

Chief Executive

Left Bank Pictures

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Scott Henderson

Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

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Monika Ille

CEO

APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.

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Angela Jain

Managing Director

Lifted Entertainment

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Jeniffer Kim

Senior Vice President, International Originals

HBO Max

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Randy Lennox

Former Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

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Ira Levy

President & Executive Producer

Breakthrough Entertainment

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Stephen MacDonald

President, Global Content Licensing & International

A+E Networks

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Marika Makaroff

Founder and CCO

Gutsy Animations

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Matt McGowan

Director and General Manager

Snap

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Lisa Meeches

Founder and Executive Producer

Eagle Vision

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Blair Miller

Managing Partner, TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good

TELUS STORYHIVE

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Robin Mirsky

Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds

Rogers Communications Inc

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Ivan Pehar

Country Manager

Spotify Canada

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Lucie Quenneville

Director General , Programming Strategies and Acquisitions

Bell Media

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Tamra Simmons

CEO and Executive Producer

The TSB Agency & Live Always Productions

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Emily O. Smith

Senior Director, International Originals, HBO Max

WarnerMedia

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Vinay Virmani

Partner and Chief Content Officer

Uninterrupted Canada

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Thursday, June 17

12:00am

Delegate Lounge: open daily (12:00am - 11:59pm)

In Partnership With

Open from Monday, June 14 8:00am EDT to 6:00pm Friday, June 18 EDT

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 14 to 6:00pm ET Friday, June 18 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET, Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so thatthe system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  1. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Event Homepage.


9:00am

Speed Networking: Scripted Content (9:00am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

9:30am

In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - Corus Entertainment (9:30am - 9:45am)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Doug Murphy

President and CEO

Corus Entertainment Inc

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10:00am

30 Minutes With: Nelvana (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana Ltd

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30 Minutes With: Lifetime Movies (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Sapna Vyas

Senior Director, Lifetime Movies

Lifetime Movies

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30 Minutes With: CBC/Radio-Canada (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

André Béraud

Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films/Premier Directeur, Emissions Dramatiques et Longs Metrages, Radio-Canada

ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ

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11:00am

Chatroom: Matchmaker - Producers seeking Distributors (11:00am - 12:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

 

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Harriet Allen

Commercial Executive, Non-Scripted

All3Media International

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Rebecca Brown

Commercial Manager – Unscripted

BBC Studios

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Felicia Litovitz

VP, Acquisitions, North America

Cineflix Productions Inc.

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Will Stapley

Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships

TVF International

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Liz Tang

Director, Content

Endeavor Content

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Mary-Anne Taylor

Head of Content Distribution-Canada

Roku Inc.

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Visée internationale: Comment les contenus francophones réussissent à captiver les publics du monde entier? (11:00am - 11:45am)

In Partnership With

Les contenus francophones sont en plein essor; non seulement le rythme de production s'accélère, mais la demande du public aussi. Rejoignez-nous lors d'une discussion avec les producteurs de certaines des émissions francophones les plus en vue sur la scène mondiale. Ils nous expliqueront comment leurs productions résonnent auprès de publics de toutes langues à travers le monde et quelles tendances se dessinent pour l'avenir des contenus francophones.

Going global: how local French-language content is captivating international audiences

French-language content is booming; not only is the pace of production accelerating, so is audience demand. Join us to hear from the producers behind some of the French-language shows making a splash on the global stage as they discuss how their content is reaching and resonating with audiences of all languages worldwide, plus the trends they see emerging for the future of French-language content.

**Closed captioning translation will be available during this session



Moderating:


Mara Gourd-Mercado

Directrice Generale

Académie canadienne du cinéma et de la télévision - section Québec

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Featuring:

Jocelyn Deschênes

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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1:30pm

In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - Quebecor (1:30pm - 1:45pm)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Pierre Karl Peledeau

President & CEO

Quebecor Media Inc.

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2:00pm

Summit Series: Kevin Feige and Kari Skogland (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

In Partnership With

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel and Kari Skogland, CEO of Mad Rabbit and the award-winning director of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier streaming exclusively on Disney+. Don’t miss this discussion as Feige and Skogland dive deeper into the making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series and share their thoughts on the future of storytelling.

Moderating:


Kelley Carter

Senior Entertainment Reporter, ESPN's The Undefeated

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Featuring:

Kevin Feige

President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel

Marvel

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Kari Skogland

CEO

Mad Rabbit

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3:00pm

Showrunner Superpanel: making content for the new world (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

In Partnership With

Don’t miss this conversation with some of the industry’s top scripted showrunners as they discuss storytelling in 2021, addressing systemic racism on and off screen and adapting to creating content with continuously shifting guidelines.

Moderating:


Lorraine Ali

TV Critic

Los Angeles Times

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Featuring:

Loren Bouchard

Creator and Showrunner, Bob's Burgers (Fox) and Central Park (Apple TV+)

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Marta Kauffman

Creator, Friends and Grace & Frankie; Owner/Executive Producer, Okay Goodnight

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Nahnatchka Khan

Showrunner, Writer, and Director

Fierce Baby Productions

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Alena Smith

Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer

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4:00pm

Showrunner Screen Time: Steve Blackman, Alena Smith (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details.

A new intimate seven-person 45 minute session with top showrunners. Talk inspiration, creative challenges, or get inside how they run their writers rooms

Featuring:

Steve Blackman

Showrunner, Executive Producer, Director , Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

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Alena Smith

Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer

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Showrunner Screen Time: Vera Santamaria, Sheri Elwood (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details.

A new intimate seven-person 45 minute session with top showrunners. Talk inspiration, creative challenges, or get inside how they run their writers rooms

Featuring:

Sheri Elwood

Executive Producer/Writer/Director

ELWOODISMS

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Vera Santamaria

Screenwriter and Executive Producer

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4:30pm

In Conversation With: Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault (4:30pm - 5:15pm)

In Partnership With

Join Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault as he sits down with Creative BC CEO Prem Gill for an exclusive conversation on pressing industry issues including the status of Bill C-10, COVID-19 recovery and Creative Export Canada.

Canadian Content

Moderating:


Prem Gill

CEO

Creative BC

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Featuring:

Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Government of Canada

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5:00pm

Speed Networking: Scripted Content (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

Friday, June 18

12:00am

Delegate Lounge: open daily (12:00am - 6:00pm)

In Partnership With

Open from Monday, June 14 8:00am EDT to 6:00pm Friday, June 18 EDT

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 14 to 6:00pm ET Friday, June 18 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET, Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.

  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.

  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.

  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

 To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so thatthe system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  1. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Event Homepage.


9:30am

What it means to run a public broadcaster in 2021 (and beyond) (9:30am - 10:20am)

In Partnership With

Public media has never been so important, nor under so much threat. Constrained by past realities as governments work to update public broadcasting policy to level the playing field, what are their key strategies for pubcasters to not only survive but creatively and commercially thrive in today’s media universe? Join us as we regather executives leading some of the world’s most prominent public broadcasters to update the BANFF 2019 discussion on the utility and role of public service broadcasters in the era of disinformation, and how they aim to fulfill their mandate to provide cultural and educational fare across platforms.

Moderating:


Kate Bulkley

Award-winning business journalist and media commentator

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Featuring:

David Anderson

Managing Director

ABC Australia

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Sylvia Bugg

Chief Programming Executive & General Manager

PBS

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Tim Davie

Director-General

BBC

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Catherine Tait

President & CEO

CBC/Radio-Canada

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10:00am

Speed Networking: Features, Shorts, Web Series (10:00am - 11:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the CBC/Radio-Canada Delegate Lounge on Market days from your BANFFXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

10:30am

In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - Rogers Sports & Media (10:30am - 10:45am)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Alfredo Tan

SVP of Strategy, Data & Products

Rogers Sports & Media

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11:00am

Where does the future of Canadian content production lie? (11:00am - 11:45am)

In Partnership With

There's a lot happening in the Canadian production sector in 2021: sweeping changes at the broadcasters have created an unclear commissioning picture; global streamers are set to begin hiring Canadian commissioning execs; significant moves are underway to address and remove systemic barriers; Broadcasting Act revisions could alter the industry's underpinnings; and we're still dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic. One minute, it seems the sky is falling the next, opportunities for domestic producers have never been greater. Here, production heads weigh in on how these pieces fit together, and what they mean for the future of the Canadian content sector.

Canadian Content

Moderating:


Jordan Pinto

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Playback

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Featuring:

Jennifer Holness

President

Hungry Eyes Media Inc.

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Matt Hornburg

Co-CEO & Executive Producer

marblemedia

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Kyle Irving

Partner

Eagle Vision

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Floyd Kane

Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Diggstown (CBC)

Freddie Films Inc.

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Carrie Mudd

President

Peacock Alley Entertainment

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12:30pm

Summit Series: Channing Dungey, Greg Berlanti and Kaley Cuoco (12:30pm - 1:15pm)

In Partnership With

A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man — and no idea what happened. That’s the beginning of the story of The Flight Attendant, the breakout hit HBO Max/Warner Bros. Television series from executive producer/star Kaley Cuoco and executive producer Greg Berlanti. Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey joins Cuoco and Berlanti for an exclusive conversation about the critically acclaimed, globe-trotting dark comedy which took flight as HBO Max’s #1 series during its first season and was nominated for multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards, among many others. Dungey, Cuoco and Berlanti will also discuss plans for their next collaboration — a limited series based on the life of Doris Day, to be produced by Cuoco’s Yes, Norman Productions and Berlanti Productions — and more.

Featuring:

Greg Berlanti

Founder, Berlanti Productions and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant

Berlanti Productions

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Kaley Cuoco

Star and Executive Producer, The Flight Attendant, Founder, Yes, Norman Productions

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Channing Dungey

Chairman

Warner Bros Television Group

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1:30pm

In Conversation With: Canadian Media Leaders - CBC (1:30pm - 1:45pm)

In Partnership With

BANFF catches up with senior executives guiding the future of Canada's largest media companies, examining their vision for the future, hearing about the innovations they are working on, and addressing some of the industry's big questions.

Canadian Content

Featuring:

Barbara Williams

Executive Vice-President

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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2:00pm

Exclusive Q&A: BLINDSPOTTING (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

From Co-Creators & Executive Producers Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs, this hot new Comedy-Drama Series follows Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones), who is enjoying a peaceful life in Oakland until her partner of 12 years and father of their son is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and comedic existential crisis as she is forced to move in with his family.
Join the cast and co-creators for this exclusive post-screening Q&A, available below On Demand (screening not included.) 

Featuring:

Rafael Casal

Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Actor, Showrunner & Director

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Jasmine Cephas Jones

Actor & Producer

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Daveed Diggs

Co-Creator, Executive Producer & Writer

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Benjamin Earl Turner

Actor & Writer

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3:00pm

State of the Nation: Canadian industry at a crossroads (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

In Partnership With

The stakes are high. Never before has the Canadian industry been at such a crossroads. Join us for a frank conversation with key stakeholders from across the media landscape on the current outlook and the way forward. How can the Canadian industry position itself to be successful in the quickly changing global business ecosystem?

Canadian Content

Moderating:


Jenn Kuzmyk

Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback

Playback

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Featuring:

Valerie Creighton

President & CEO

Canada Media Fund

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Christa Dickenson

CEO & Executive Director

Telefilm Canada

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Joan Jenkinson

Executive Director

Black Screen Office

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Reynolds Mastin

President & CEO

Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

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Jesse Wente

Executive Director

Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office

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Monday, June 21

1:00pm

A cultural conversation: the future of Indigenous broadcasting and streaming (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Indigenous broadcasting plays a growing role in the global media landscape, empowering and contributing to self-determination, narrative-sovereignty and the internationally recognized right of Indigenous peoples to establish their own media in their own languages. Join this gathering of international broadcasting executives – many representing channels that serve audiences in Indigenous languages – for a broad conversation on resources, systemic obstacles, the power of co-production and how they hope to harness new technology and emerging platforms to increase accessibility.

Moderating:


Monika Ille

CEO

APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.

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Featuring:

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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Kim Larsen

Head of Television and Production

KNR Radio/TV, Greenland Broadcasting Corporation

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Maramena Roderick

Director of Content

Maori TV

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Lucy Tulugarjuk

Managing Director

Uvagut TV

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2:00pm

Speed Networking: Meet Indigenous creators & producers (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

Join us to be matched with fellow attendees for four-minute speed meetings!

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Speed Networking session, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions time)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address that you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event so that the system recognizes you. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at the session start time)

  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   

  • At the end of the session time the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear

  • Have fun!

4:00pm

Nations to Nations: Canadian Indigenous stories on a global stage (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

This is an exciting time for Canadian Indigenous content. Join this gathering of creators for a conversation about how international and domestic markets are responding to their latest work, across all platforms. Where do they see opportunities? What are the new pathways of collaboration? How are changes in the global media ecosystem opening up possibilities? And what can Canada do to become a leader in the development of Indigenous content?

Moderating:


Adam Garnet Jones

Director of TV Content and Special Events

APTN

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Featuring:

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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Loretta Sarah Todd

Director, Showrunner, Producer, Writer

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5:00pm

Master Class: Reservation Dogs (5:00pm - 5:45pm)

A conversation with the stars and creative team of FX’s Reservation Dogs,  a new half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, faraway land of California. Created and executive produced by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, the series boasts the first-ever all-Indigenous creative team, represented by every writer, director and series regular.

Moderating:


Kelly Boutsalis

Freelance Writer

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Featuring:

Tazbah Rose Chavez

Producer/Director/Writer, Reservation Dogs

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Sterlin Harjo

Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Director/Writer, Reservation Dogs

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Tuesday, June 22

10:00am

30 Minutes With: TikTok (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Gave Lindo

Director of Content Programming, Canada

TikTok

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11:00am

30 Minutes With: WildBrain (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Katie Wilson

VP, Channels & Curation

WildBrain

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30 Minutes With: RTE Television (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

David Crean

Executive Producer, Drama

RTE Television

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1:00pm

30 Minutes With: Netflix (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Brooke Kessler

Director of Original Series, Comedy

Netflix

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30 Minutes With: Disney Junior (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Kim Berglund

VP Regional

Walt Disney Television

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2:00pm

Director Superpanel: a vision for the future (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

In Partnership With

During a year of upheaval across all areas of the business, directors were key to keeping the industry alive. Join us for an exclusive chance to hear from some of the hottest directors as they discuss how the past year impacted them and their creative work, from what they are making to who they are collaborating with.

Moderating:


Molly McGlynn

Owner

Hail Mary Films

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Featuring:

Andrew Cividino

Writer/Director

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Matt Shakman

Director/Executive Producer

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Clement Virgo

Director

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Dawn Wilkinson

Writer & Director

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3:00pm

From the Director's Chair: Clement Virgo, Andrew Cividino, Matt Shakman (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Go inside the mind of renowned directors. This session format gives you the opportunity to meet virtually with a director as they break down a recent piece of work and share industry advice with a small group of BANFF delegates.


Featuring:

Andrew Cividino

Writer/Director

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Matt Shakman

Director/Executive Producer

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Clement Virgo

Director

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From the Director's Chair: Dawn Wilkinson, Mina Shum, Melanie Orr (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Go inside the mind of renowned directors. This session format gives you the opportunity to meet virtually with a director as they break down a recent piece of work and share industry advice with a small group of BANFF delegates.


Featuring:

Melanie Orr

Director

Director

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Mina Shum

Director

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Dawn Wilkinson

Writer & Director

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4:00pm

Exclusive Q&A: FAMILY LAW (4:00pm - 5:30pm)

In Partnership With

Set in Vancouver, Canada, Family Law follows lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abigail ‘Abby’ Bianchi (Jewel Staite) struggling to put her career and family back together after hitting rock bottom. As a condition of her probation, Abby is forced to work at her estranged father’s (Victor Garber) firm, Svensson and Associates, and practice in family law for the first time while forging new relationships with the half-brother (Zach Smadu) and half-sister (Genelle Williams) whom she’s never met. The result is a dysfunctional family law firm operating to help other families with their own dysfunctions.
Join the cast and crew for this exclusive post-screening Q&A, available below On Demand (screening not included.) 

Moderating:


Rachel Nelson

Director, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Featuring:

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Susin Nielsen

Creator and Showrunner/Executive Producer

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Jordy Randall

Executive Producer

SEVEN24 Films

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Zach Smadu

Actor

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Jewel Staite

Actor

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Wednesday, June 23

7:15am

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings with Buyers and Production Partners (7:15am - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

BANFF's WAIT LINE for one-on-one Speed Meetings with Buyers sessions and Production Partners sessions taking place on Wednesday, June 23, will open at 7:15am ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Marketplace Passholders who:

  • did not make Speed Meetings with Buyers or Production Partners selections in advance before online sign-up closed
  • did make Speed Meetings with Buyers or Production Partners selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list. 

 

8:00am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: YouTube Originals, CBBC, M6 (8:00am - 9:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Aubrey Clarke

Senior Programme Executive, CBBC

BBC

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Ash Greenwood

Creative Executive EMEA at YouTube Originals

YouTube

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Olivier Lebraud

Head of Development

SND Groupe M6

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: SUPER RTL, Globo (8:00am - 9:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

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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9:30am

Production Partners: Saloon Media, ZDF, All3Media (9:30am - 10:30am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.


Featuring:

Matt Faulknor

Development Producer

Saloon Media

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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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Production Partners: Keshet International, TVF International, eOne (9:30am - 10:30am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.


Featuring:

Chris Bell

VP, Scripted Development, Television

Entertainment One Television International

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Rose Hughes

VP, Sales

Keshet International

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Will Stapley

Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships

TVF International

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11:00am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Sesame Workshop, Corus Entertainment, HISTORY (11:00am - 12:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Debbie Brown

Production Executive, Lifestyle, Original Programming

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Kim Diaz

Director of Production and Development

Sesame Workshop

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Brooke Townsend

Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development

History

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: Discovery, Bell Media, WildBrain (11:00am - 12:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Mitch Geddes

Production Executive, Original Programming, Scripted Series and Feature Film

Bell Media

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Joe Mazzeo

Coordinator, Documentaries and Specials

Discovery

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Holly Nichols

Development Manager

WildBrain

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12:00pm

Chatroom: Creating a healthier and more inclusive industry (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Diversify our workforce: Explore what you need to put into practice to ensure you are helping to create a more inclusive workforce.

Host: Kadon Douglas

Authentic representation: Representation matters. Here’s what you need to know to get it right from script to screen.

Host: Melanie Hadley

Accessible Content: Explore how to earn podcasting revenue by making your TV shows accessible. 

Host: Andrew Morris

Mental health: Learn how you can better support the mental health and well-being of your staff and yourself, both on and off set.

Host: Naomi Harvey

Meaningful mentorship: How to find that racially diverse talent and commit to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry.

Host: Tonya Williams

Inclusive storytelling: Equity and inclusion start from leadership. Here's how to ensure inclusive storytelling at every level.

Host: Alia J Daniels

Finding funding: Explore how diverse creators find the funding to get their projects made.

Host: Maria Kennedy

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Alia J Daniels

Co-Founder and COO

Revry, Inc.

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Kadon Douglas

Executive Director

BIPOC TV & Film

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Melanie Hadley

Program Director

WarnerMedia

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Naomi Harvey

Freelance Producer/Psychotherapist

Golden Possum Productions/Team Human

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Maria Kennedy

Owner, EP

Little Engine Moving Pictures

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Andrew Morris

Manager Independent Production

Accessible Media Inc.

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Tonya Williams

Executive Director

Access Reelworld

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12:30pm

Production Partners: Endeavor Content, Warner Bros Television and Production, Saloon Media (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.


Featuring:

Mal Stares

Senior Associate in TV Advisory, Endeavor Content

Endeavor Content

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Adam Steinman

VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales

Warner Bros. International Television Production

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Melissa Williamson

SVP, Scripted Content, Saloon Media

Saloon Media

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Production Partners: 9 Story Media Group, Red Bull Originals, Propogate Content (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.


Featuring:

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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1:00pm

Master Class: Sort Of (1:00pm - 1:45pm)

In Partnership With

Join us for a conversation with the creative team behind CBC's new dramatic comedy, Sort Of, premiering this fall. Creators and Showrunners Bilal Baig (Acha Bacha) and Fab Filippo (Save Me) and Sienna Films' Jennifer Kawaja will take BANFF delegates behind the scenes of this big-hearted, coming-of-age story about Sabi Mehboob (Baig), a gender-fluid millennial in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career.


Moderating:


Lauren Howes

Executive Director

Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival

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Featuring:

Bilal Baig

EP/Writer/Lead Performer/Co-Creator, Sort Of

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Fab Filippo

EP/Writer/Director/Co-Creator, Sort Of

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Jennifer Kawaja

Co-President

Sienna Films

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Trish Williams

Executive Director, Scripted Content

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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2:00pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Corus Kids, APTN, Corus Entertainment (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Adam Garnet Jones

Director of TV Content and Special Events

APTN

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Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Amanda Vaughan

Production Executive, Corus Kids

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: BET (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Keith Wooten

Director, Unscripted

BET Networks

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Reelworld Partner Presentation: Enriching the Production Landscape with Diversity and Inclusion Through Co-Productions and Partnerships (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

In Partnership With

As production companies scramble to meet the new demands of diversity and inclusion from linear and streaming platforms around the world, creating access to talent who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour is crucial for tapping into a rich and diverse cast and crew. This international panel will discuss the important role that co-productions now play in fostering diversity in TV content production and offer critical resources, such as dedicated databases, that producers can use to connect to racially diverse talent and crew. The discussion will also examine systemic barriers of entry for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour and provide key takeaways for diverse producers on leveraging co-productions that will ultimately lead to the creation of diverse stories that audiences around the world are waiting to hear.


Moderating:


Manori Ravindran

International Editor

Variety

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Featuring:

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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Tonya Williams

Executive Director

Access Reelworld

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3:00pm

Window into the ‘Feature’: the new strategies for releasing films (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

In Partnership With

The past year has been a groundshaking one for the media business. Movie theatres and the theatrical windows have been impacted significantly. Join this panel of heavy-hitters as they dive into the future of film releasing and share insights into how producers can navigate and succeed in a world of competitive streamers and changed theatrical windows.

Moderating:


Kara Swisher

Sway and Pivot podcaster, NYT opinion writer and executive producer of the Code Conference

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Featuring:

Hussain Amarshi

President & Founder

Mongrel Media Inc

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Lynette Howell Taylor

Founder

51 Entertainment

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Franklin Leonard

Founder and CEO

Black List

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John Sloss

Founder

Cinetic Media

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3:30pm

Production Partners: RTG Features, MGM Studios, Stage 13 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.


Featuring:

Elaine Chin

Senior Vice President, Scripted Content

Stage 13

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Cheryl Mulingbayan

Vice President of Unscripted Television

MGM Studios, Inc

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Aron Phillips

COO

SLAM and RTG Features

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Production Partners: Red Bull Originals, Guru Studio (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, eight (8)-minute pitches in this new session type for BANFF 2021. Similar to our Speed Meeting sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.


Featuring:

Frank Falcone

President & Executive Creative Director

Guru Studio

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David Pritikin

Head of Unscripted, Red Bull Originals

Red Bull Media House

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Thursday, June 24

10:00am

30 Minutes With: Disney EMEA (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Orion Ross

VP Original Programming-Animation

The Walt Disney Company (EMEA)

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30 Minutes With: Love Nature (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Alison Barrat

SVP, Production & Development

Love Nature

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11:00am

30 Minutes With: Corus Entertainment (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Krista Look

Director of Original Lifestyle Content

Corus Entertainment Inc

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12:00pm

Master Class: It’s a Sin (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

In Partnership With

A coming-of-age chronicle of four friends during the rise of the AIDS crisis from 1981 to 1991, the critically acclaimed mini-series drama It’s a Sin has been lauded by critics and audiences globally. Join us for an intimate conversation with the show’s Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner Russell T. Davies, Director Peter Hoar and series star Nathaniel Curtis as they discuss the journey to bringing this change making landmark show to the screen and its impact to date. It’s a Sin was produced by Red Production Company For Channel 4 and HBO Max in association with All3Media International. The show is globally distributed by All3Media and has aired on Channel 4, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video Canada and Canal+.

Moderating:


Marc Malkin

Senior Editor of Culture and Events

Variety

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Featuring:

Nathaniel Curtis

Actor, It's a Sin

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Peter Hoar

Director (It's a Sin)

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Russell T Davies

Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner (It's a Sin)

RED Production Company

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1:00pm

Streaming the future forward (1:00pm - 1:45pm)

In Partnership With

The streaming market matured rapidly. In this session, senior international media executives will address what’s new and next in the streaming space, how they are harnessing lessons from the lockdown and how they balance business affairs with making strides in addressing systemic inequities.

Moderating:


Nathalie Lethbridge

Founder and Managing Director

Atonik Digital

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Featuring:

Doug Craig

Senior Vice President, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Streaming Division

ViacomCBS

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Rebecca Glashow

President

BBC Studios - Americas

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Magda Grace

Head of Prime Video Canada

Amazon Canada

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Thai Randolph

President and COO, Laugh Out Loud and COO, HartBeat Productions

Laugh Out Loud

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2:00pm

30 Minutes With: Adult Swim (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Michael Ouweleen

President

Adult Swim

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30 Minutes With: WarnerMedia (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Adina Pitt

VP, Content Acquisitions, Partnerships and Co-Productions for the Americas, WarnerMedia Kids and Family

WarnerMedia

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4:00pm

Master Class: David Makes Man (4:00pm - 4:45pm)

The Peabody Award-winning series produced by Warner Bros. Television, also received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for “Best Drama,” a prestigious Gotham Award nomination, and has been named to several critics’ 2019 year-end “best of television” lists. “David Makes Man” premiered to overwhelming critical acclaim in August 2019. The New York Times called the show “deeply beautiful and distinctive” while The Washington Post called it “one of the most original and riveting TV shows this year.” During its first season run, the series ranked #2 in its time period across all cable with African-American women and reached over 4.1 million unique viewers on OWN. Season two fast-forwards and finds David in his 30s (played by Kwame Patterson, “Snowfall,” “The Wire”), a rising business man facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever; the mounting pressure forces David to choose between the instincts that helped him survive or finding a new way to truly live. The adult versions of David and his brother JG played by Patterson and Arlen Escarpeta join returning series regulars Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, Travis Coles and Cayden K. Williams for season two.

Moderating:


Daniel Fienberg

Chief Television Critic

The Hollywood Reporter

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Featuring:

Dee Harris-Lawrence

Showrunner and Executive Producer

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Tarell Alvin McCraney

Executive Producer and Writer

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Akili McDowell

Actor "David," David Makes Man

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Kwame Patterson

Actor "Adult David," David Makes Man

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Tina Perry

President

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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5:00pm

Cocktails With: Starz, MGM Studios (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Kitty Gambel

SVP, Unscripted & Alternative Television

MGM Studios

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Kathryn Tyus-Adair

SVP Original Programming

Starz Media LLC

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Cocktails With: REELZ, A&E (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Marcie Hume

Senior Executive Producer

A&E

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Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

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Friday, June 25

9:30am

Coffee With: CNN, TRVL Channel, ZDF (9:30am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Angela Freedman

Director of Development

TRVL Channel

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Greg Greenwald

Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series

CNN

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Yi Qiao

Director, Sales and Acquisitions, Drama

ZDF Enterprises GmbH

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Coffee With: PBS, WildBrain, PBS (9:30am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Catie Asip

Asst. Director, Children's Programming

PBS KIDS

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Tommy Gillespie

Director, Children's Programming

PBS

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Katie Wilson

VP, Channels & Curation

WildBrain

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10:00am

30 Minutes With: Sesame Workshop (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Kim Diaz

Director of Production and Development

Sesame Workshop

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30 Minutes With: Super Channel (10:00am - 10:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Jackie Pardy

Chief Content Officer

Super Channel

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12:00pm

Chatroom: Creative Conversations (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Directing for TV: There’s no one path to take, but there are some tips and tricks that can help you better understand how to break into directing for television.

Host: Molly McGlynn

TV writers’ rooms: Get the inside scoop on the anatomy of a TV writers’ room - how it operates and potential pathways to break into one. 

Host: Vera Santamaria

Exec producing: Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to make the leap from writing or directing to executive producing. 

Host: Sheri Elwood

Crafting characters: Great characters are the key to unlocking a great story. Learn tips and tricks for creating characters that keep audiences tuning in. 

Host: Anthony Farrell

Sustainable creativity: How can we make creative execution and sustainable production more compatible? Let's break it down.

Host: David Hardy

Telling real-life stories: Explore the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when telling stories sourced from real-life.

Host: Allison Berkley & Joseph Freed

Writing for animation: Regardless of format, writing is writing...right? Here's what you should know about the art of writing for animation and how it differs from writing live-action content. 

Host: Holly Huckins 


To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Allison Berkley

Executive Producer/President

Marwar Junction Productions

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Sheri Elwood

Executive Producer/Writer/Director

ELWOODISMS

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Anthony Farrell

Creator

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Joseph Freed

Executive Producer/President

Marwar Junction Productions

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David Hardy

VP, Sustainability & Stakeholder Affairs

William F. White International Inc.

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Holly Huckins

Executive Producer & Content Creator

Think Bubble

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Molly McGlynn

Owner

Hail Mary Films

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Vera Santamaria

Screenwriter and Executive Producer

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2:30pm

30 Minutes With: EPIX (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Alec Strum

VP, Original Series

Epix

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30 Minutes With: BET (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Mimi Blanchard

Senior Director, Current Programming

BET Networks

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3:00pm

Expanding your audience through the power of diverse storytelling (panel + mixer) (3:00pm - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

Systemic racism continues to feed a lie - that racially diverse stories won’t sell internationally. We now know that is not true - the international market is hungry to see new stories told authentically. Reports show that the industry is sitting on this untapped market, which is worth billions. This panel, featuring some of the top writers and producers from underrepresented communities, is a lesson into the possibilities for creative disruption in the screen industry today to push back boundaries, and show how the power of their content can generate positive change—and dollars.

And don't miss the post-session mixer! Dive into the conversation as we close Week 2 with thoughtful, results-driven discussions about the new opportunities for members of Black, Indigenous, racialized and underrepresented communities to fill creative and executive roles, and how we can level the playing field for up-and-coming voices.

Audience members will be automatically redirected to the post session-mixer after the panel discussion concludes. A link to the mixer will also be added here once the panel begins.


Moderating:


Kristen Marston

Culture & Entertainment Advocacy Director

Color of Change

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Featuring:

Deniese Davis

President, Reform Media Group, Co-Founder, ColorCreative

Reform Media Group

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Poppy Hanks

Executive Vice President, Film Production & Development

MACRO

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Mauricio Mota

Founder and Co-President

Wise Entertainment

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Dayna Lynne North

Founder and CEO

Loud Sis Productions

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Monday, June 28

11:00am

30 Minutes With: HOT Telecommunications Systems (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Neta Mor Guri

Senior Manager, Co-Productions and Distribution

HOT Telecommunication Systems

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1:00pm

30 Minutes With: Starz (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Kathryn Tyus-Adair

SVP Original Programming

Starz Media LLC

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30 Minutes With: WarnerMedia Latin America (1:00pm - 1:30pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Peter Bevan

VP Film/Head of Particular Crowd

WarnerMedia Latin America

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3:00pm

Showrunner Screen Time: Emily Andras, Frank Spotnitz, Anna Winger, Anthony Farrell, Loren Bouchard (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details.

A new intimate seven-person 45 minute session with top showrunners. Talk inspiration, creative challenges, or get inside how they run their writers rooms

Featuring:

Emily Andras

Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Wynonna Earp

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Loren Bouchard

Creator and Showrunner, Bob's Burgers (Fox) and Central Park (Apple TV+)

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Anthony Farrell

Creator

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Frank Spotnitz

Executive Producer

Big Light Productions Ltd

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Anna Winger

Creator, Writer, Showrunner, Executive Producer: Unorthodox (Netflix), Deutschland83/86/89 (Amazon)

Studio Airlift

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Tuesday, June 29

11:00am

30 Minutes With: Bell Media (11:00am - 11:30am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Carlyn Klebuc

General Manager, Original Programming

Bell Media

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30 Minutes With: Nickelodeon (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Mandel Ilagan

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Nickelodeon

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12:00pm

Booming doc market: what’s next for high-end factual features and limited series? (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

In Partnership With

Feature docs' and high-end limited doc series have moved out of the sidelines and into the mainstream in recent years, with streamers and broadcasters battling to be the home of top titles that will ignite cultural conversations. Hear from some of the industry’s top commissioners, producers and directors about how the influx of money and celebrity into the sector is impacting the business and the end product that makes it to the screen.

Moderating:


Barry Walsh

Editor & Content Director

Realscreen Magazine

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Featuring:

Michael Kot

Managing Director

Saloon Media

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Howard Swartz

Senior Vice President Docs and Specials, Factual Networks & Streaming

Discovery Channel

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Tanya Talaga

Journalist and Filmmaker

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Ellen Windemuth

CEO

WaterBear Network

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1:00pm

Meet an Expert: Distributors - All3Media, Blue Ant, Endeavor Content (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

During this session, attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).


Featuring:

Amber Richardson

Coordinator, Non-Scripted

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Dan Selig

SVP, Americas

Endeavor

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Nick Solowski

Senior Director, International Sales and Acquisitions

Blue Ant Media

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Meet an Expert: Distributors - 9 Story Media Group, BBC Studios, Spin Master Entertainment (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

During this session, attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).


Featuring:

Rebecca Brown

Commercial Manager – Unscripted

BBC Studios

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Thom Chapman

VP Sales & Distribution, Entertainment

Spin Master Ltd.

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Alix Wiseman

SVP Business Development & Acquisitions

9 Story Media Group

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1:30pm

30 Minutes With: A&E (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Brad Holcman

Senior Director of Non Fiction & Alternative Programming

A+E Networks

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30 Minutes With: AMC (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Carrie Gillogly

Co-Head, AMC Scripted Series & SVP, Scripted Programming

AMC Networks

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Wednesday, June 30

7:15am

WAIT LINE for Speed Meetings with Buyers (7:15am - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

BANFF's WAIT LINE for one-on-one Speed Meetings with Buyers sessions taking place on Wednesday, June 30, will open at 7:15am ET (45 minutes before the first session's start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Marketplace Passholders who: 

  • did not make Speed Meetings with Buyers selections in advance before online sign-up closed
  • did make Speed Meetings with Buyers selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.

The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list. 

 

8:00am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: DeAgostini Editore Spa, Tv2, Globo (8:00am - 9:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Brenda Maffuchi

Head of Acquisitions & Property Development

DeAgostini Editore Spa

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Troels Branth Pedersen

Acquisitions Executive

TV2 Denmark

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: YLE, SUPER RTL, M6 Group (8:00am - 9:00am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Jarmo Lampela

Head of Drama

YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company

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Olivier Lebraud

Head of Development

SND Groupe M6

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Kerstin Viehbach

Head of Commissioning & Development (Fiction)

SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG

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9:30am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Bell Media, PBS, Corus Entertainment, CNN (9:30am - 10:30am)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Catie Asip

Asst. Director, Children's Programming

PBS KIDS

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Debbie Brown

Production Executive, Lifestyle, Original Programming

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Alison Rheaume

Production Executive, Bell Media Original Programming

Bell Media

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Ryan Robinson

Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series & Films

CNN

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11:00am

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Sesame Workshop, iQIYI (11:00am - 12:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Kim Diaz

Director of Production and Development

Sesame Workshop

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Leo Geng

Senior Vice President

iQIYI

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: Corus Entertainment, MTV, Radio-Canada (11:00am - 12:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Susan Alexander

Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Nathalie Chamberland

Director, Youth Programming/Directrice, Admissions Jeunesse

CBC Radio-Canada

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Amanda Culkowski

Senior Director, Music Program Development

MTV Networks International

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12:30pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Netflix, Corus Kids, TRVL Channel, APTN (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Angela Freedman

Director of Development

TRVL Channel

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Adam Garnet Jones

Director of TV Content and Special Events

APTN

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Robert Prinz

Director of Original Series, Comedy

Netflix

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Amanda Vaughan

Production Executive, Corus Kids

Corus Entertainment Inc

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2:00pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: Netflix, Corus Entertainment (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Andrew Johnson

Executive In Charge of Production

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Christina Rogers

Director of Original Independent Film

Netflix

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Speed Meetings with Buyers: iQIYI, OWN, Radio-Canada (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Nathalie Chamberland

Director, Youth Programming/Directrice, Admissions Jeunesse

CBC Radio-Canada

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Havva Eisenbaum

VP, Development, Unscripted

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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Leo Geng

Senior Vice President

iQIYI

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3:30pm

Speed Meetings with Buyers: TVO Kids, CNN, CBC Docs & Unscripted (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

In Partnership With

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

BANFF’s Speed Meetings with Buyers are a fantastic opportunity for content creators and producers to meet one-on-one with leading program buyers and funders. This is your opportunity to connect with partners who can help take your screen-based project to the next stage.

Specifically designed to be eight (8)-minute time slots, with a two (2)-minute transition time between meetings, this program has facilitated thousands of partnerships and has led to millions of dollars in new content.


Featuring:

Kirsten Hurd

Acquisitions, TVO Kids

TVO

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Ryan Robinson

Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series & Films

CNN

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

CBC

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Tuesday, July 6

11:00am

30 Minutes With: Rogers Sports & Media (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities in conversation with a leading industry producer. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during these live sessions.


Featuring:

Nataline Rodrigues

Director of Original Programming

Rogers Sports & Media

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12:00pm

Master Class: Transplant (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

In Partnership With

Join us for a conversation with the creative team behind the hit CTV Original drama series Transplant. The first season of the critically acclaimed series, which is the 2021 Canadian Screen Award-winner for Best Drama Series, follows a Syrian doctor who tries to build a new life for himself and his sister. It was a ratings hit on CTV, becoming the most-watched Canadian series, and on NBC in the U.S. The discussion will feature creator and executive producer Joseph Kay, Sphere Media Vice President of Development and executive producer Tara Woodbury, series star Hamza Haq, series cultural consultant and actor Ahmad Meree, and General Manager, Original Programming, Bell Media, Carlyn Klebuc.

Moderating:


Tyrone Edwards

Anchor, ETALK

Bell Media

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Featuring:

Hamza Haq

Actor, Transplant

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Joseph Kay

Writer

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Carlyn Klebuc

General Manager, Original Programming

Bell Media

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Ahmad Meree

Cultural Consultant and Actor, Transplant

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Tara Woodbury

Executive Producer, Transplant and VP of Development

Sphere Media

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1:00pm

Meet an Expert: Agents - Gersh, CAA, The Characters (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

During this session, attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).


Featuring:

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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Meet an Expert: Agents - CAA, United Talent Agency, Gary Goddard Agency (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

During this session, attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).


Featuring:

Meaghan Denomme

Literary Agent

Gary Goddard Agency

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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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Wednesday, July 7

10:30am

ALBERTA: We’ve Arrived (Partner Presentation) (10:30am - 11:15am)

Calgary Economic Development and the Banff World Media Festival invite you to a conversation with government and industry as Albertans take centre stage to talk about the province’s proven capacity to be continuously competitive in the global market and - importantly - how and why you should shoot your next project in Alberta.

Moderating:


Luke Azevedo

Vice President, Creative Industries and Film Commissioner

Calgary Economic Development Ltd.

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Featuring:

Honourable Leela Aheer

Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

Government of Alberta

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Julian Black Antelope

Executive Producer/Director/Writer/Actor

HERD of 1 MEDIA

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Tom Cox

Executive Producer

SEVEN24 Films

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Cheryl Foggo

Playwright, Author, Filmmaker

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12:00pm

Business as unusual: the future of co-production and distribution (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

In Partnership With

Join our panel of industry experts as they share the co-production and distribution trends that will shape the post-COVID landscape. What are the new global strategic partnerships and how are these deals driving business? How are the paused production schedules of 2020/21 impacting the value of catalogue content? Where are the new opportunities for producers? Hear from those sitting around the negotiating table about the future of co-production, distribution partnerships and innovative alliances.

Moderating:


John Elmes

International Editor

Broadcast

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Featuring:

Julie Chang

EVP, International Co-Productions

Blue Ant Media

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Michela Di Mondo

EVP, Canada, International

FremantleMedia

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Sally Habbershaw

EVP, Americas

All3Media International

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Jane Rimer

Senior Vice President, Canada

Banijay Rights

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Patrick Vien

Group Managing Director, International

A+E Networks

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Alix Wiseman

SVP Business Development & Acquisitions

9 Story Media Group

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1:00pm

Chatroom: Commissioning FAQ (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

Join our hosts for small group conversations about important topics facing today’s industry and make meaningful industry connections.

Invited guests will be hosting tables to kick off conversations, but all BANFF Marketplace Passholders are welcome to attend.

No sign-up is required for these small group meetings, which are hosted in AirMeet.

Commissioning post-COVID: How will commissioning strategies change, post-pandemic? Explore what’s next on the slate after a year of industry disruption and change.

Host: Emily O. Smith

Buyer relationships: A strong network of buyer contacts is key for any producer. Here’s how you can build better buyer relationships.

Host: Rob Swartz 

Development deep-dive: You've entered development with a broadcast partner...now what? Explore what you should know when guiding your project through the development process.

Host: Nataline Rodrigues

Positioning your pitch: You've got a great project and you're ready to get it out there. Here's what a commissioner needs to see in your pitch to maximize its potential for greenlight.

Host: Zach Feldberg

On the drama horizon: With the advent of binge-worthy TV, there’s never been a more exciting time to be making scripted drama content. Now where do we go from here?

Host: Kathleen Meek

The future of factual: From celebrity-driven reality shows to globally formatted competition series, the scope and impact of factual entertainment is rapidly expanding. Explore where this genre will go next to inform and entertain audiences.

Host: Katie Isaacson

Natural history trends: The popularity of natural history content is at an all-time high. Dive into the trends and opportunities emerging in this space. 

Host: Bill Gardner

Up next for kids TV: Explore the content that's capturing kids' attention now. How are these trends driving current and future commissioning strategies? 

Host: Chris Rose

To enter the Chatroom, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 

  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 

  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience

  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Chatroom session times)

  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  

  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email address you used to register for the Banff World Media Festival event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Marketplace passholder. 

  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Zach Feldberg

Head of YA Digital Originals

CBC

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Bill Gardner

VP, Programming & Development

PBS

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Katie Isaacson

Senior Manager of Development, CNN Original Series

CNN

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Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Nataline Rodrigues

Director of Original Programming

Rogers Sports & Media

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Chris Rose

VP, Animation Production and Development

Nickelodeon International

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Emily O. Smith

Senior Director, International Originals, HBO Max

WarnerMedia

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Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

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3:00pm

From the Director's Chair: Simcha Jacobovici, Tiffany Hsuing (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Go inside the mind of renowned directors. This session format gives you the opportunity to meet virtually with a director as they break down a recent piece of work and share industry advice with a small group of BANFF delegates.


Featuring:

Tiffany Hsiung

Director

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Simcha Jacobovici

President

Associated Producers Ltd

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From the Director's Chair: Latoya Raveneau, Molly McGlynn, McG (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Go inside the mind of renowned directors. This session format gives you the opportunity to meet virtually with a director as they break down a recent piece of work and share industry advice with a small group of BANFF delegates.


Featuring:

McG

Director, Wonderland Sound & Vision

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Molly McGlynn

Owner

Hail Mary Films

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Latoya Raveneau

Director

Disney Television Animation

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Thursday, July 8

5:00pm

Cocktails With: Warner Bros Television Production, TVO Kids, MTV (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Amanda Culkowski

Senior Director, Music Program Development

MTV Networks International

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Kirsten Hurd

Acquisitions, TVO Kids

TVO

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Benjamin Thornton

Non-Scripted Development Associate

Warner Bros.

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Cocktails With: PBS, Amazon Studios, CBC Drama & Comedy (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.

Featuring:

Tyler Bern

Head of Content for Prime Video Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Amazon Studios

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Zara Frankel

Director, Programming & Development

PBS

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Lea Marin

Director of Development, Drama

CBC

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Friday, July 9

12:30pm

Coffee With: RTG Features, APTN, Stage 13 (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Elaine Chin

Senior Vice President, Scripted Content

Stage 13

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Aron Phillips

COO

SLAM and RTG Features

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Karine Tremblay

Manager of OTT Programming

APTN Aboriginal People's Television Network

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Coffee With: Amazon Studios, Nickelodeon, eOne (12:30pm - 1:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Chris Bell

VP, Scripted Development, Television

Entertainment One Television International

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Tyler Bern

Head of Content for Prime Video Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Amazon Studios

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Mandel Ilagan

.

Nickelodeon

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Monday, July 12

3:00pm

Borderless production: exploring the latest technologies (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

In Partnership With

Innovation is both a driving force and necessity in the new production ecosystem. The workflow of the future requires new best-in-class tools that work for the at-home office, virtual studio and remote location shoot as well as archiving on the back end. Key industry players provide insight into how real-time tech introduced by the gaming industry is revolutionizing production, distribution and monetization.

Moderating:


Ana Serrano

President

OCAD University

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Featuring:

Brandon Bloch

Founding Partner + Executive Producer

Hometeam

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Christina Heller

CEO

Metastage

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Raja Khanna

Founder

Dark Slope Studios

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Miles Perkins

Industry Manager

Epic Games

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Rick Perotto

VP Business Development

William F. White International Inc.

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Tuesday, July 13

12:00pm

AVOD and FAST channels: executives weigh in on opportunities for growth (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

The ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) and free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel ecosystem has been quietly but steadily building momentum amongst the streaming giants over the past year as many cord-cutting consumers increasingly turn to more cost-effective options. Join us for a conversation with some of the industry’s top players as they discuss the value of these seemingly old-school ad-supported channel models in the streaming landscape and the challenges and opportunities ahead for platforms, content creators and consumers.

Moderating:


Tim Peterson

Senior Media Editor

Digiday

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Featuring:

Adam Lewinson

Chief Content Officer

Tubi

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Jacinto Roca

CEO and Founder

Rakuten TV

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Nicholas Savage

SVP of Digital Distribution and Strategy

NBCUniversal

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Jamie Schouela

President, Global Channels and Media

Blue Ant Media

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Jennifer Vaux

Director, Programming Acquisition

Roku

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1:00pm

Meet an Expert: Lawyers - Goodmans, RedFrame Law, Three60Legal (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

During this session, attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).


Featuring:

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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Meet an Expert: Lawyers - Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, Dentons (1:00pm - 2:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive 

*Advance sign up is required, see networking page for more details. 

This session will assemble some of the top agencies, distributors and lawyers in the industry and make them available for you to meet with. Find out what these industry experts can offer you and your business.

During this session, attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) hosts (*hosts will rotate every 20 minutes during the 60 minute session).


Featuring:

Jayme Alter

Partner

Dentons Canada LLP

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Karla Bobadilla

Partner

Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP

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Erin Finlay

Partner

Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP

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Wednesday, July 14

3:00pm

TV for good: using the power of content to shift humanity (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

In Partnership With

What role and responsibility do TV creators have in changing the world? From systematic racism to gender and LGBTQ+ rights to climate change, creators, producers and academics dive into the proven power of content to generate real, social change. Learn what role the industry needs to play in creating the systemic change that comes when insights meet influence.

Moderating:


Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Host, CBC Popchat and Party Lines, Culture Writer, Buzzfeed News

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Featuring:

Steven Canals

Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Pose (FX)

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Leslye Headland

Emmy-nominated Writer, Producer, Director

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J.J. Johnson

Emmy award winning Executive Producer, Director, Writer

Sinking Ship Entertainment

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Sierra Teller Ornelas

Co-Creator, Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer, Rutherford Falls

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Thursday, July 15

12:00pm

Master Class: Moominvalley (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

Join us for a journey into the magic behind the internationally celebrated and positivity-themed animated series Moominvalley based on the stories of beloved Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson. Get the backstory on the series produced by Gutsy Animations from the series Creator Marika Makaroff, Executive Producer Marion Edwards, Director Jay Grace and Actor Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses, Peaky Blinders) who voices Moomintroll, as well as Jarmo Lampela, Head of Drama, at the Finnish public broadcaster YLE who was first to board the series which has been sold to over 50 countries.


Moderating:


Elizabeth Foster

Copy Chief & Special Reports Editor

Brunico Communications Ltd.

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Featuring:

Marion Edwards

Managing Director and Executive Producer

Gutsy Animations

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Jay Grace

Director, 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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Jack Rowan

Actor, "Moomintroll," Moominvalley

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5:00pm

Cocktails With: CNN, Corus Entertainment, Reelz Channel (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Sarah Burney

Director of Programming

REELZ

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Lynne Carter

Manager, Original Content, Lifestyle

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Greg Greenwald

Manager, Program Development, CNN Original Series

CNN

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Cocktails With: Ubisoft, HISTORY, CBC (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Kurt Conner

Creative Executive

Ubisoft

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Michael Stiller

VP, Development & Programming

History

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Susan Taylor

Executive in Charge of Production and Development, Unscripted

CBC

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Friday, July 16

9:30am

Coffee With: OUTtv, Blue Ant Media, Roku (9:30am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Valentina Daley

Director, International Content Strategy & Operations

Blue Ant Media

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Mary-Anne Taylor

Head of Content Distribution-Canada

Roku Inc.

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Lauren Whitelaw

Head of Programming

OUTtv Network Inc

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Coffee With: Endeavor, All3Media (9:30am - 10:00am)

*Marketplace Pass exclusive

*Advance sign up is required via lottery, see networking page for more details. 

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can greenlight your projects. These sessions will provide you with the opportunity to meet in small groups with funders, buyers and commissioning executives.


Featuring:

Harriet Allen

Commercial Executive, Non-Scripted

All3Media International

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Liz Tang

Director, Content

Endeavor Content

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12:00pm

In Conversation with Emily Mortimer (12:00pm - 1:45pm)

In Partnership With

Prime Video Canada and BANFF 2021 invite you to an exclusive conversation with THE PURSUIT OF LOVE writer & director Emily Mortimer. The three part series, which marks Ms. Mortimer's directorial debut, is based on the 1945 novel of the same name and stars Lily James (Baby Driver), Emily Beecham (Cruella), Dominic West (Tomb Raider), and Andrew Scott (His Dark Materials).

The Pursuit of Love arrives to Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand on July 30.

Moderating:


Morgan Hoffman

ET Canada Digital Reporter

Corus Entertainment Inc

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Featuring:

Emily Mortimer

Actor, Writer, Director and Producer

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