Speaker Jill Samson

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Jill Samson

Deputy Director, Portfolio Management

Telefilm Canada

Jill brings 20 years of Film and Television Industry experience to her role as Deputy Director – Portfolio Management for the CMF fund at Telefilm Canada.

Jill joined Telefilm in 2008 and leads a national team of business analysts and jury members for several highly competitive funding initiatives including Indigenous, POV Documentary, Diverse Languages, French outside of Quebec and the Digital Linear Series program as well as the new Pilot Program for Racialized Communities.  In addition, Jill collaborates with international agencies to finance shared projects through the many new co-development and co-production incentives offered by the Canada Media Fund.

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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.
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