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Topic Tables

Monday, June 12

9:00 AM

Topic Tables (9:00am - 9:30am)

Alhambra

*Drop in on site - no previous sign up required 

*Hosted in William F White Int'l group networking hub

These 30-minute informal sessions are a great way to add to your network by connecting with the right people. Join these guided conversations to gain insight into topics including co-productions, financing, sustainability and more! Up to 5-6 delegates can join a topic table at one time and are invited to move from one table to another as space allows.


TOPIC: Climate & Sustainability On Screen

Cyle Zezo (Board of Advisors - Hollywood Climate Summit)   


TOPIC: New Financing Models

Richard Jean-Baptiste (Attraction)  


TOPIC: Selling in the US: Windowing 101

Bryan Gabourie (Blue Ant International) 


TOPIC: Explore Streaming Distribution

Mary-Anne Taylor (Roku) 


TOPIC: Accessing Virtual Production

Käroli Grenman (Virtual Production House) 


TOPIC: The Future of Canadian Comedy

Bill Lundy (New Metric Media) 


TOPIC: Creative Collaboration in Development and Pre-development

Jay Wu (Bell Media) 


TOPIC: AI Fake Drake and the Fallout for Copyright and Creatives

Gregory Pang (Red Frame Law) 


TOPIC:Sustainability & Decarbonization

Melanie Windle (Sustainable Entertainment Society) 

 

TOPIC: The Power of Music in Your Projects

Nora Felder (Music Supervisor - Stranger Things, Yellowjackets) 


TOPIC: Treaty vs. Commercial Co-Pros

Alex Lalonde (Amaze) 


TOPIC: Negotiating Content Sales

Doug Smith (Paramount Global - Canada)


TOPIC: True Crime Programming

Catherine Casey (Amazon Studios)

 

TOPIC: Budgeting for Diversity

Safia Abdigir (Reelworld Screen Institute) 


NOTEWe acknowledge there's an ongoing labour dispute between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). If you are participating in meetings or planning on pitching, we encourage you to abide by the guidelines of any union or guild affiliations you may have.

Featuring:

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Safia Abdigir

Program Director

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Catherine Casey

Senior Creative Executive Global Unscripted Formats

Amazon Studios

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Nora Felder

Music Supervisor and Producer

Picture Music Company

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Bryan Gabourie

SVP, International Sales & Partnerships

Blue Ant International

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Käroli Grenman

Head of Operations, Producer

Virtual Production House by The Other End

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Richard Jean-Baptiste

Vice President, Business Innovation, Executive Producer

Attraction

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Tiara Johnny

Program Manager

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Alex Lalonde

Chief Operating Officer

Amaze

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Bill Lundy

SVP Comedy

New Metric Media

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Gregory Pang

Lawyer

RedFrame Law

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Doug Smith

SVP Streaming & Content Licensing - Paramount Global - Canada

Paramount

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Mary-Anne Taylor

Head of Content Distribution, Canada

Roku

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Melanie Windle

Executive Director

Sustainable Entertainment Society

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Jay Carolyn Wu

Head of Development

Bell Media

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Cyle Zezo

Program Lead, Executive Producer

Solarpunk Village

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Tuesday, June 13

9:00 AM

Topic Tables (9:00am - 9:30am)

Alhambra

*Drop in on site - no previous sign up required 

*Hosted in William F White Int'l group networking hub

These 30-minute informal sessions are a great way to add to your network by connecting with the right people. Join these guided conversations to gain insight into topics including co-productions, financing, sustainability and more! Up to 5-6 delegates can join a topic table at one time and are invited to move from one table to another as space allows.

NOTE: We acknowledge there's an ongoing labour dispute between the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). If you are participating in meetings or planning on pitching, we encourage you to abide by the guidelines of any union or guild affiliations you may have.


TOPIC: Accessing Virtual Production

Käroli Grenman (Virtual Production House) 


TOPIC: Creative Collaboration in Development and Pre-development

Jay Wu (Bell Media) 


TOPIC: AI Fake Drake and the Fallout for Copyright and Creatives

Gregory Pang (Red Frame Law) 


TOPIC: Unscripted Co-Production Trends

Benjamin Thornton (Warner Bros. Discovery) 


TOPIC: Sustainability & Decarbonization

Andrew Robinson (Green Spark) 


TOPIC: Mentorship

Ashley Williams (Hallmark Media) 


TOPIC: Canadian Funding

Susan Makela (Paramount+ and Pluto TV) 


TOPIC: Canadian Funding + the Global Audience

Simon Faber (Taiga Pictures)


TOPIC: Content Collaboration in Scripted Television

Chris Bell (eOne)

 

TOPIC: Adapting IP

Andrew Kelly (eOne)


TOPIC: Budgeting for Diversity

Safia Abdigir (Reelworld Screen Institute) 


TOPIC: International Co-Productions

Rob Aslett (Avalon Television)


NOTEWe acknowledge there's an ongoing labour dispute between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). If you are participating in meetings or planning on pitching, we encourage you to abide by the guidelines of any union or guild affiliations you may have.

Featuring:

Table host

Safia Abdigir

Program Director

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Rob Aslett

Company Director, Artist Manager and Executive Producer

Avalon Television

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Chris Bell

Scripted Content

Entertainment One Television International

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Simon Faber

Founder & Producer

Taiga Pictures

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Käroli Grenman

Head of Operations, Producer

Virtual Production House by The Other End

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Tiara Johnny

Program Manager

Reelworld Screen Institute

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Andrew Kelly

Director, Development - Scripted Programming

Entertainment One Television Productions Ltd.

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Susan Makela

Sr Director, Acquisitions, Rights & Inventory

Paramount

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Gregory Pang

Lawyer

RedFrame Law

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Andrew Robinson

Principal, Sustainability Strategy and Engagement

Green Spark Group

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Benjamin Thornton

Development Executive

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Ashley Williams

Director

Hallmark Media

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Jay Carolyn Wu

Head of Development

Bell Media

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