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Wednesday, June 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Chatroom: Producer Life

Wednesday, June 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Chatroom: Producer Life

*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)


Susan Alexander

Production Executive, Original Content, Scripted

Corus Entertainment Inc


Matt Faulknor

Senior Development Producer

Saloon Media


Edgar Groom

Senior Account Manager

National Bank of Canada


Rose Hughes

Vice President, Sales, UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Keshet International


Judy Lung

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Touchwood PR


Dave Padbury

Development Executive

Guru Studio


Jennifer Sandoval

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainable Film Productions


Michael Steinberg

Senior Account Manager

National Bank of Canada


Melissa Williamson

SVP, Scripted Content

Saloon Media



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