Join us for BANFF’s international conference, marketplace and Rockie Awards, alongside the world’s top creators, producers, showrunners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies.

Celebrating 45 years of the best in the business

In Conversation With the A+E Inclusion Award Winner, Robin Roberts

Presented by A+E Media Group, the Inclusion Award recognizes an individual whose efforts and vision in media champion and reflect the diversity of the world in which we live. Read more.

In Conversation With Amy Reisenbach, President, CBS

Hear about the network's 2024/25 programming strategy, the art of building procedural franchises, and CBS’ important role in the evolving TV ecosystem. Read more.

Announcing the distinguished 2024 Rockies Gala honourees

BANFF's Rockies Gala recognizes some of the entertainment industry’s most influential business figures and most talented creatives. The awards will be bestowed at the Festival on June 10th.

Meet the 2024 Rockies Gala host

The Festival’s flagship honours will be hosted by Emmy Award winning Executive Producer, Correspondent, Director and Writer Allana Harkin. All BANFF delegates are welcome.

Celebrate the best in global screen content

Winners across 30 categories, in addition to special prize winners, will be awarded at BANFF on June 11th. Join us in person, or watch the live stream on YouTube (@BanffWorldMediaFestival) at 5:30 PM MT.

Charting the course forward

Join our esteemed international media leaders as they delve into the currents reshaping the media landscape. Read more.

Channing Dungey returns to BANFF as a Summit Series speaker

Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman and CEO Channing Dungey is confirmed to join the premium Summit Series keynote lineup. Read more.

First Summit Series keynote announced

FOX Entertainment's CEO Rob Wade joins the prestigious keynote lineup. Read more.

First Spotlight on the agenda

Hear from the presidents of Universal Television, Universal International Studios & UCP and Universal Television Alternative Studio, as they outline vision for 2024 and beyond. Read more.

Introducing the 2024 Content Advisory Board

Meet the global industry leaders guiding the programming for this year's Festival. Read more.

Announcing new Board of Directors members

Proudly welcoming three top media leaders - Patrick Vien, Lisa Kramer, and Bing Chen on BANFF's Board of Directors. Read more.

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Neil Wade
Executive-In-Charge for Animated Current Series
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
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Kirsten Hurd
Commissioning Editor
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Tommy Gillespie
Senior Director, Content Production
PBS Kids
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Lisa Cinelli
Executive in Charge of Production, Children & Youth
CBC Kids
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Mark Bishop
Co-President, Blue Ant Studios
Blue Ant Media
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Tom Miyauchi
Head of Formats
Nippon TV
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Jay Carolyn Wu
Head of Development
LaRue Entertainment
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Nick Nantell
EVP, Head of Scripted Creative
Boat Rocker
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Walt Disney Television Alternative
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James Farr
EVP, Development
Cream Productions Inc.
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Marc Leonard
Chief Content Officer
Fuse Media
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Nua Finau
Co-Founder, Executive Producer and Showrunner
Tavake Ltd
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Simon Faber
Founder & Producer
Taiga Pictures
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Nicole Hamilton
EVP, English Unscripted Content
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Nafisa Murji
Director, Development
Pier 21 Films
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Graham Ludlow
Head of Development and Production
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Sonia Hosko
Vice President of Current
Cineflix Studios
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Desiree Single
Producer and Co-General Manager
Animiki See Digital Production Inc.
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Iris Bucher
Producer, CEO
Quad Drama
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Olivia Snyder-Spak
Director of Nonfiction Film & Series, Topic Studios
Topic Studios
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Jeff Vanderwal
Vice President, Scripted
Cineflix Productions
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Mike Armitage
VP Development
Great Pacific Media Inc.
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Kevin Krikst
Rhombus Media Inc
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Arnie Zipursky
Executive Producer
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Anton Leo
Partner & Executive Producer
Counterfeit Pictures
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Paige Murray
Executive in Charge of Development, Drama
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Andrew Kelly
Vice President, Scripted Development, Television
Lionsgate Canada
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Carlyn Klebuc
General Manager, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Naveen Prasad
Co-President & CEO
Impossible Objects
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Grace Tran
Director of Global Scripted Programming
NBCUniversal International Studios
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Jessalyn Dennis
Vice President, Scripted
SEVEN24 Films
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Saleena Lockett
Executive Director of Scripted Programming
The CW Television Network
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Danelle Granger
Development, Scripted Production Executive
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
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Gwenllian Gravelle
Head of Scripted International
S4C International
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Kim Ball
Chief Content & Communications Officer
Super Channel
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Sandra Murphy
Vice President of Content Sales & Co-Productions, Canada and Latin America
BBC Studios Canada Limited
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Sarah Quan
Executive in Charge of Development, Comedy
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Chris Irvine
Head of Commercial & Production
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Diane Rankin
EVP Commercial Strategy & Content Financing
Blue Ant Media
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Ali Roland
Vice President, Drama Development
Sony Pictures Television
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Vanessa Loewen
General Manager
Animiki See Digital Production Inc.
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Catherine Casey
Senior Creative Executive Global Unscripted Formats
Amazon Studios | The Culver Studios
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Melanie Hadley
Executive Director, Equity and Inclusion-Canada
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Andrea Higgins
Music Supervisor
AHA Sound & Vision
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Greg Jeffs
Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content Creators
Sunbelt Rentals Film & TV
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Nicole Butler
Co-CEO/Executive Producer
Pier 21 Films
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Vanessa Steinmetz
Co-CEO/Executive Producer
Pier 21 Films
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Dayna Zipursky
SVP, Production Strategy, Post & Operations
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Michael Perlmutter
Music Supervisor
Instinct Entertainment
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Mike Stiller
Head of East Coast Development
A+E Networks/The HISTORY Channel
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Elfred Matining
Program Consultant/Facilitator
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Steve Ascher
EVP, Head of Development
A+E Networks
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Kerry Appleyard
Senior Vice President, Scripted & Unscripted, Television
Lionsgate Canada
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Tug Phipps
Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers/Digital Content Creators
Sunbelt Rentals Film & TV
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Jasmeet Raina
Creator & Star
Late Bloomer
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Stephanie Wilson Chapin
Strategic Partner Lead for TV, Sports, News, YouTube Canada
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Brenda Gilbert
BRON Media
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Nichole T. Roberts
Head of Unscripted
Hoorae Film & TV
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Jane Rimer
Senior Vice President, Canada
Banijay Rights
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Ava Mustos
Associate Director, Acquisitions
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Allana Harkin
Writer, Director, Producer
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Robin Roberts
Co-Anchor, Good Morning America
President, Rockin' Robin Productions
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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
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Renee Elise Goldsberry
Actress & Singer
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Tom Green
Actor & Comedian
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Jennifer Shin
Director of Development, Comedy
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Adaora Udoji
Vice President, Programming & Operations
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Justin Stockman
VP Content Development and Programming
Bell Media
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Vanessa Case
VP Content, Paramount+ and Pluto TV, Paramount Global
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Drew Mullin
Executive in Charge of Production, Kids
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Nora Felder
Music Supervisor/Executive Music Producer/Producer
Picture Music Company Inc.
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Mitch Geddes
Sr. Director, Development & Current Productions
NESHAMA Entertainment
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Georgina Gonzalez
VP, Global Scripted Series
NBCUniversal International Studios
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Tassie Cameron
Showrunner & Executive Producer
Cameron Pictures
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Barbie Kligman
Showrunner, Executive Producer
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Anna Fishko
Showrunner & Executive Producer
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Nkechi Okoro Carroll
Showrunner, Executive Producer
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Meredith Scardino
Showrunner, Executive Producer
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Elaine Low
Staff Writer
The Ankler
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Tara Roy
Director of Original Programming
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Lea Marin
Director of Development, Drama
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Natasha Tony
Elevate Inclusion Strategies
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Aneka Hylton-Donelson
Director of Development
Nat Geo / Disney
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Kelley Gardner
VP, Current Series Animation
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
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Stefania Scarfo
Head of Content Strategy & Planning
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Andrew Peterson
Head of Canada
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Wayne Davison
Chief Revenue Officer
Little Dot Studios
head shot of Charlotte Dobre
Charlotte Dobre
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer
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Elita Fielder Adjei
Vice President, Communications, CBS Stations/Paramount
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Karen Horne
The Karen Horne Company
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Jeanell English
Founder and CEO
Elizabeth, LLC.
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Troy Reeb
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Glenn Cockburn
Meridian Artists
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Jocelyn Hamilton
Lionsgate Canada
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Monika Ille
Chief Executive Officer
APTN Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc.
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Anthony Q. Farrell
Creator, Showrunner
Canfro Productions, ULC
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Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Deputy Editor - Global of Refinery29 Unbothered
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Lindsay Wolfington
Owner, Music Supervisor
Lone Wolf Music Supervision
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Natasha Duprey
Music Supervisor
Must be Nice Productions
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Michelle Thrush
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Garret Smith
Indigenous Screen Summit presenter
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Vincent Yellow Old Woman
Indigenous Screen Summit Elder
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Adam Garnet Jones
Director of TV Content and Special Events
APTN - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
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Daniel Mekinda
EVP, Head of GroupM Motion Entertainment Canada
GroupM Canada Inc.
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John Elmes
Deputy News Editor & International Editor
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Jim Packer
President of Worldwide Television Distribution
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Sean Cohan
Bell Media
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Kelly Townsend
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Julie Roy
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Telefilm Canada
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Kevin Beggs
Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Television Group
Lionsgate Entertainment
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Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Banff World Media Festival
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Cori Wellins
Partner, Scripted TV
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Bing Chen
CEO & Co-Founder
Gold House
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Lisa Kramer
President, International TV Licensing
Paramount Global Content Distribution
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Asif Sadiq
Chief Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Sandra Dewey
Chief Operating Officer
Media Res Studio
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Michael Schneider
TV Editor
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Tom Power
Host, Q with Tom Power
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Xavier Kochhar
CEO & General Partner
XKE Capital
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John Morayniss
Chief Executive Officer
Blink49 Studios
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Sam Sniderman
Senior Consultant & Advisor
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Kerry Tucker
Strategic Advisor & Board Director
Vice Media
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Jim Compton
Executive Producer
Wabung Anung Films Ltd.
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Tera McDonald
Kalawikk Diversity Inc
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Jean La Rose
General Manager
Animiki See Distribution
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Kira Doxtator
Senklip Harvey Productions
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Moniquea Marion
Writer, Producer, Comedian
Slaw Paw Productions
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Mike Omelus
Executive Director Content & Strategy
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Kerriann Cardinal
Sweetgrass Stories Inc.
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Marshall Leigh George
Kettle Point Productions
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Stephen Gladue
Luksilyoo Productions
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Cody Lightning
Actor, Writer, Director
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Jeremie Wookey
Wookey Films Inc.
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Norm Coyne
Producer, Writer, Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Participant
Barker Street Cinema
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Brent Haynes
Head of Originals, Canada
Amazon Studios
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Ryan Moccasin
The Feather Entertainment Inc.
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Melanie Windle
Executive Director
Sustainable Entertainment Society
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Fraser Ash
Rhombus Media Inc
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Daniel Fill
Dark Slope
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Li Yeh
Director, Strategic Planning, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Richard Jean-Baptiste
Vice President, Business Innovation, Executive Producer
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David Zitzerman
Goodmans LLP
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Erin Underhill
Universal Television
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Toby Gorman
Universal Television Alternative Studio
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Beatrice Springborn
President, UCP & Universal International Studios
UCP & Universal International Studios
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Rachel Goldstein-Couto
Head of Development, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Gerald Auger
Director, Producer, Writer, Actor
4 Directional Studios
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Mike Gosselin
Creative Producer
Really Good Stories Inc.
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Georgina Lightning
Filmmaker/Content Creator
Tribal Alliance Production
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Rylan Friday
Producer, Director
Terror Fox Productions Inc.
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Berkley Brady
Writer & Director
Nika Productions Inc.
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Ryan Atimoyoo
Gear Room Productions
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Sam Mackie
Manager, Canada Licensing & Series Licensing
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Richard Speer
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Sally Catto
General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports
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Patrick Vien
Group Managing Director, International
A+E Networks
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Janet Brown
President, Content Distribution, North America & LatAm
BBC Studios Americas Inc.
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Cynthia Kennedy
Carillon Consulting
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Lisa Meeches
Founder and Executive Producer
Eagle Vision
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Victoria Valius
VP Marketing & Co-Country Manager
Sony Pictures Television
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Valerie Creighton
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
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Peter White
Executive Editor, Television
Deadline Hollywood
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Channing Dungey
Warner Bros. Television Group
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Jack Oliver
Head of Co-Productions
Sky TV
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Javiera Balmaceda
Head of Originals, Latin America, Canada & Australia
Amazon MGM Studios
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Prentiss Fraser
President, TV Distribution
Fifth Season
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Jolise Beaton
Director, Original Content Canada
Audible Inc.
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Kale Stockwell
Head of Original Programming
Rogers Sports & Media
head shot of Sarah Fowlie
Sarah Fowlie
Head of Production, Original Programming
Bell Media
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Sharon Stevens
VP Programming
Hollywood Suite Inc
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Chris Bell
Manager, Content - Netflix Canada
Netflix Services Canada ULC
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Warren Campbell
JOIN TV Network
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Claire Urquhart
Head of Commercial Content Fund
S4C International
head shot of Jordan Pinto
Jordan Pinto
North American Editor
C21 Media
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Erin Haskett
Lark Productions
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Jordy Randall
Executive Producer
SEVEN24 Films
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Carolyn Newman
Executive Vice President, Global Scripted
Blink49 Studios
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Ben C. Silverman
Manager and Producer
Integral Artists/Timeless Pictures
head shot of Jennifer Hollyer
Jennifer Hollyer
The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
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David Ritchie
Ambition Talent Inc.
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Anna Archer
Literary Agent
Lucas Talent Inc
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Andrew Smith
Lit Agent / Director of Content
Play Management
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Dan Norton
CAA Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Jennifer Irons
Jennifer Irons
META Talent Agency
head shot of Kerry Ball
Kerry Ball
Literary Agent and Head of Development
Meridian Artists Inc
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Sanj Rattan
Ambition Talent Inc.
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Brad Pence
Talent Manager
Atlas Artists
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Noel Hedges
EVP, Acquisitions
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Natalie Vinet
SVP, Global Distribution
Boat Rocker
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Brook Peters
SVP, Sales & Business Development
FOX Entertainment Global & NESHAMA
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Akane Alex Inoue
Unscripted Formats & Anime Licensing
Nippon Television Network Corporation
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Chrystine Girard
Head of International Distribution
Encore Television Distribution
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Kim Hobbs
Vice President, Canada
Lionsgate Canada
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Kathleen Prefontaine
Director, Distribution & Development
Aetios Productions Inc.
head shot of Mary-Anne Taylor
Mary-Anne Taylor
Head of Content Distribution, Canada
Roku Inc
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Samantha De France
Senior Production Executive
Amazon MGM Studios
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Scott Boyd
Vice President, Development, Television – Unscripted
Lionsgate Canada
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Lyle Gamm
SVP, Original Series, CNN
Warner Bros. Discovery
head shot of Michael Gelman
Michael Gelman
Vice President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions
A+E Networks
head shot of Felicia Litovitz
Felicia Litovitz
VP, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights
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Marianne Lambert
Director Co-Productions & Acquisitions
head shot of Justina Wojtowicz
Justina Wojtowicz
EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales
Rive Gauche Television
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Natasha Negrea
Head of Programming
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Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin
Head of Unscripted Series
MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks
head shot of Christine Diakos
Christine Diakos
Vice President, Development, Television – Unscripted
Lionsgate Canada
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Rob Wade
Chief Executive Officer
FOX Entertainment
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Tanya Blake
Executive Producer
Cineflix Productions
head shot of Bill Lundy
Bill Lundy
SVP Comedy
New Metric Media
head shot of Brad Bernstein
Brad Bernstein
Chief Content Officer
Texas Crew Productions/Asylum Entertainment Group Canada
head shot of Erika Kumar
Erika Kumar
Director, Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Alessandra Ferreri
Vice President, Content
head shot of Catherine Warren
Catherine Warren
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Pahull Bains
Communications Director
Reelworld Screen Institute
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Lloyd Segan
Executive Producer
head shot of Nataline Rodrigues
Nataline Rodrigues
SVP of Development
Vortex Media
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Safia Abdigir
Program Director
Reelworld Screen Institute
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Sonia Mangat
Reporter, eTalk
Bell Media
head shot of Alireza Kazemipour
Alireza Kazemipour
Writer, Director (2024 Diversity of Voices)
head shot of John Fawcett
John Fawcett
Fleshshow Pictures inc
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Jules Koostachin
VisJuelles Productions Inc.
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Sid Santiago Zanforlin
Director & Writer (Banff Diversity of Voices Recipient)
Goggle Boy Films
head shot of Annie Bradley
Annie Bradley
Director & Producer & Writer
DGCO Directors Guild of Canada- Ontario
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Adam Cunningham
Chief Strategy Officer
Allied Global Marketing
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Amy Reisenbach
CBS Entertainment
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Kate Phillips
Director of Unscripted
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
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Pascale St-Onge
Minister of Canadian Heritage
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Aubrey Clarke
Commissioning Executive | BBC Children’s 7+
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Courtney Fitzpatrick
Vice President of Distribution & Content Strategy
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Kathleen Sanagan
Head of Sales & Distribution
Sinking Ship Entertainment
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Justin Rebelo
Chief Executive Officer
Vortex Media
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Giuliana Benvenuto
Senior Manager, Acquisitions, North America
Cineflix Rights
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Rekha Shah
VP TV Licensing, Paramount Pictures Group
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Larry Grimaldi
SVP, Development & Production
MarVista Entertainment
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Toby Dormer
EVP, Unscripted Television
Blink49 Studios
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Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment Inc
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Ryan Robinson
Director of Development CNN Originals
Warner Bros. Discovery
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Amanda Fix
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Eric Volmers
Calgary Herald/Postmedia
head shot of Courtney Thomasma
Courtney Thomasma
Executive Vice President of Streaming
AMC Networks Inc.
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David Walberg
Executive Director
Pink Triangle Press
head shot of Alexander Nunez
Alexander Nunez
Writer, Actor, Producer
Border2Border Entertainment
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Michelle Mama
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Michael Serapio
Anchor, PrimeTime Politics
CPAC The Cable Public Affairs Channel
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Cassandra James
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Emily Hampshire
Actor, Writer, Producer
head shot of Mark Montefiore
Mark Montefiore
Founder & CEO
New Metric Media
head shot of Brad Schwartz
Brad Schwartz
President of Entertainment
The CW Television Network
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Reni Calister
Chief Content Officer
Rock’n Robin Productions
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Sandra Stern
Vice Chairman
Lionsgate Television Group
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Sharon Scott
President, A+E Networks Factual Division
A+E Networks

2024 participants announced

Read their bios and get in touch here + meet them at BANFF this June.

Meet 2024 ISS Pitch Forum participants

Read their bios here and see their pitches LIVE at BANFF.

Nominees announced

Congratulations to 155 nominated programs selected from entries across 33 countries! Screen clips from all nominated shows here. Award show (in-person & live-streamed): June 11

BANFF is truly an international festival…with some of the world’s leading creatives in the industry. Not only did we make great connections during the festival, we’ve had the opportunity to continue those conversations long after we returned home.

- Kate Adler,
EVP Comedy Development, CBS Studios

Attending from the UK allowed me to chat in person with talented producers, IP developers and fellow broadcasters that I wouldn’t usually have the opportunity of doing so with. Conversations are ongoing months after the summit so the value of BANFF can not be understated.

- Aubrey Clarke,
Commissioning Executive, BBC Children’s 7+

Every time I attend BANFF, I come back with new ideas for partnerships and content strategy…this conference is a must attend for anyone in entertainment, both inside Canada and internationally.

- Brad Schwartz,
President of Entertainment, CW

The Banff World Media Festival respectfully acknowledges the Treaty territory in which the festival takes place and the heart of what we do, is located on the traditional lands of Treaty No.7, which is comprised of the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Wesley, Chinki and Bearspaw, and the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Piikani, Kainai and Siksika Nation and, the Dene People of the Tsuut’ina Nation. Treaty No.7 is also shared with Metis people of Region III. This area was also occupied by the Ktunaxa Nation and the Maskwacis people. BANFF’s office is located in Toronto, also known as Tkaronto, which is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. We strive for a respectful partnership with all these peoples – past, present and future – on the path to healing and reconciliation.

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