Speaker Tara Woodbury

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Tara Woodbury

Director, Content - Canada


Tara was recently tapped as the first content executive for Netflix Canada. As Manager, Series Canada,  Tara will develop and commission English and French-language scripted series, as well as maintain relationships with Canadian talent.

Tara previously served as an Executive Producer & VP of Development for Montreal-based production company Sphere Media Plus. She is an Executive Producer on the smash hit medical drama TRANSPLANT for CTV and NBC, which she developed from inception. TRANSPLANT is the most-watched scripted series on broadcast television in the US and debuted as number one in Canada.  

Independently, Tara recently produced the sci-fi thriller feature film NIGHT RAIDERS by Danis Goulet, with Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, JOJO RABBIT) as Executive Producer. NIGHT RAIDERS is the first ever Indigenous co-production for Canada and New Zealand. The film was recently selected as a Gala Presentation for TIFF ’21 and won the DGC Discovery Award. It is being distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films in the US.

Previously, she was Director of Development for Amaze Film + Television, overseeing their scripted slate. While there, she worked on Seasons 1 and 2 of the family multi-cam THE STANLEY DYNAMIC for YTV. She also acted as Manager of the Film Programs at the Canadian Film Centre, overseeing the Directors’, Writers’, Producers’, and Editors’ Labs.

She currently volunteers with POV, NSI and is a member of WIFT’s Programming Committee. Tara attended the Executive Program for Media Leadership at the Rotman School of Management and has a BA in Communications from University of Winnipeg. 

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers; Speed Meetings with Buyers; Spotlight on Netflix

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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