Speaker Brent Haynes



Brent Haynes

Head of Originals, Canada

Amazon Studios

Brent began his career lurking around the comedy and variety department at the CBC in Toronto. He then moved to CTV with the launch of The Comedy Network where he eventually oversaw programming, development and production. Brent then landed in New York as SVP of Comedy & Animation for MTV, developing and managing close to twenty series for the cable network. In 2014 Brent shifted into producing with his own shingle, Picture Arcade, before joining Shout! Studios in Los Angeles as Head of Content Development. With his return to Canada as Head of Originals for Amazon Studios, Brent is on a mission to tell exceptional, world class Canadian stories. He enjoys sports, jazz, and enough wine and cheese to raise his cholesterol levels outside of an acceptable range.

Speaking on: Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #3: Comedy Pitches

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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