Board of Directors

Board of directors

Chair of the Board, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

Kevin Beggs

Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate

Kevin is Chair and Chief Creative Officer of the Lionsgate Television Group and Chair of the BANFF Board of Directors. He has spearheaded the strategic expansion of Lionsgate’s television production operations into one of the largest independent television businesses in the world.  

Kevin has shepherded iconic series including eight seasons...more

Vice-chair of the Board

Brenda Gilbert

Co-Founder and President
BRON Media Corporation

Brenda Gilbert is the President of BRON Media Corp, a company she co-founded and leads with her husband, Aaron L. Gilbert. BRON Media Corp. is the parent company to operating units BRON Studios, BRON Releasing, BRON Digital, and BRON Ventures (holds an interest in a portfolio of 10 content companies)....more

Board of Directors

Colin Bohm

EVP, Content and Corporate Strategy
Corus Entertainment Inc

Colin Bohm is Executive Vice President, Content and Corporate Strategy at Corus Entertainment Inc., Canada’s leading media and content company, with responsibility for Corus’ industry leading original content businesses, as well as strategic planning and domestic and international business development.  Colin oversees Corus Studios, a global producer and distributor of...more

Sally Catto

General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sally Catto is the General Manager of Entertainment, Factual and Sports for CBC. She oversees the strategic direction for all Entertainment, Factual and Sports content across all platforms including CBC TV, CBC Gem and CBC Listen. Content includes drama, comedy, factual entertainment, arts, documentary, kids, sports, podcasts, books, radio &...more

Sean Cohan

Board of Directors, Banff World Media Festival (former President @ Nielsen & A+E Networks)
Nielsen Company

Sean Cohan has been Nielsen's Chief Growth Officer and President, International since early 2020. He has been responsible for overseeing Nielsen's strategy, partnerships, corporate development, and a range of global businesses. In late 2022, Nielsen finalized a take-private acquisition by Evergreen and Brookfield.

Previously, Cohan spent decades in the media &...more

Tom Cox

Executive Producer and Managing Director
SEVEN24 Films

Tom Cox has been producing original scripted content for Canadian and world audiences for over thirty years. His credits include award-winning feature films, dramatic series, mini-series and television movies. SEVEN24 Films, specializing in unique scripted content with global appeal, was recently named Playback Magazine’s Production Company of the Year.
Current...more

Valerie Creighton

President & CEO
Canada Media Fund

Valerie Creighton is an industry leader in arts, culture, and media, recognized for reenergizing some of the country’s most important organizations in the sector over a period spanning close to four decades. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth.

Currently serving...more

Sandra Dewey

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

Until 4/1/2021, Sandra Dewey served as President of Business Operations and Productions for WarnerMedia Entertainment's streaming service HBO Max as well as TNT, TBS and truTV.  In her role, Sandra oversaw the business affairs and production teams for HBO Max originals. Sandra and her team established policy and process for the...more

Scott Henderson

Board of Directors, BANFF Television Festival Foundation

Most recently as Vice-President, Communications at Bell Media, Scott Henderson led the strategic day to day operations of program and talent publicity, internal and corporate communications, public affairs and community investment for Bell Media.  Henderson was responsible for all communications efforts for the company's two conventional networks, CTV and CTV...more

Jeniffer Kim

Most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals HBO Max
Warner Bros. Discovery

Jeniffer Kim was most recently Senior Vice President, International Originals for HBO Max, responsible for leading International content for the streaming platform. In this role, Jeniffer was responsible for commissioning original series and co-productions for the platform in international markets targeted for U.S. and global audiences. In collaboration with some...more

Stephen MacDonald

President, Global Content Licensing & International
A+E Networks

MacDonald oversees the A+E Networks global multiplatform and library content licensing initiatives, as well as the company’s international activities.

MacDonald, a 24-year veteran of Fox, joins A+E Networks from Twentieth Television. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable with oversight of broadcast syndication. During his tenure,...more

Lisa Meeches

Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision

Lisa Meeches is one of the most dynamic and respected producers in the film industry. Lisa is Anishinaabe from Long Plain First Nation. After studying broadcasting in North Dakota, Lisa began her career in 1986 with the Native Media Network. She later began news reporting for Craig Broadcasting Systems in...more

Robin Mirsky

Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
Rogers Communications Inc

Robin Mirsky is Executive Director of the Rogers Group of Funds. Robin joined Rogers Communications in 1989.  She is responsible for the Rogers Group of Funds, which includes the Rogers Telefund, a $32 million interim financing fund for Canadian independent productions, the Rogers Cable Network Fund, a $6 million equity...more

Justin Stockman

VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media

As VP, Content Development & Programming, Justin Stockman is responsible for English TV programming including CTV, Crave and Bell Media’s English-language specialty channels Discovery, MTV, E!, Much, CTV Drama, CTV Life, CTV Comedy, CTV Sci-Fi with a focus on developing groundbreaking new content.
Stockman’s role includes the ongoing negotiation...more

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