Advisory Board Members
Media Executive & Entrepreneur
Steven DeNure is a media executive and entrepreneur, and co-founder and a key builder of Wildbrain (formerly DHX Media), where he served for many years as President and Chief Operating Officer.
He also was President and co-founder of DECODE, and prior to that President of Alliance Productions. At Wildbrain he...more
Chief Programming Officer
Toronto International Film Festival
As TIFF’s Chief Programming Officer, Anita Lee serves as TIFF’s primary programming strategist and is responsible for designing and delivering a programming framework in line with TIFF’s mission and strategy. She oversees TIFF’s Programming and Industry teams, providing strategic leadership to Festival and Cinematheque programming, Industry, Theatrical Releases, and Non-Theatrical...more
Head of Wattpad Studios
As Head of Wattpad Studios, Aron Levitz connects the entertainment and publishing industries with new voices and original content on Wattpad. Leveraging data and community insights, Aron works with the industry to co-produce Wattpad stories for film, television, print and digital formats.
Previously, as Head of Business Development, Aron helped establish...more
Maduri + Assoc. Inc
Anne Marie is President of Maduri + Assocs. Inc., which provides corporate finance advisory services to Digital Media, Entertainment & Enabling-Technology companies.
Maduri’s work is sector specific, assisting early-stage to public companies to secure investment and execute M&A transactions domestically and in emerging markets. Her focus is on building sustainable, competitive...more
Bell Media Professor in Media Management and Co-Director of the Arts, Media and Entertainment Program
Schulich School of Business
Trina McQueen is the Bell Media Professor in Media Management, and Co-Director of the Arts, Media and Entertainment Program at Schulich School of Business at York University. In her industry career she was President and COO of CTV inc., founding President of Discovery Channel Canada, and Head of CBC television...more
Tara Parker is a partner in the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. She represents major US and Canadian studios, broadcasters, independent producers and a range of creative and business clients, in the development, production, financing and exploitation of film, television, digital and other media projects. She is recognized as a...more
Elevation Pictures Corp.
After starting as a producer’s assistant at Cambium Productions, Noah moved over to film distribution with New World – Mutual Films. Noah spent 9 years at New World, (later re-titled Malofilm) rising through the ranks of the company to Vice President and General Manager. His responsibilities entailed overseeing Canadian Distribution...more
The Big Push
Sharon Zohar is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than twenty years experience founding, investing, advising, and operating technology, internet, and digital media companies. She is driven by her passion to identify new innovative technologies and business models that have the potential to disrupt traditional markets and are designed...more