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Adam Steinman

VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales

Warner Bros. International Television Production

Adam Steinman served as Vice President, Non-Scripted International Development & Sales from October 2010 until October 2016 and in November 2016 was promoted to Vice President, Creative, Format, Development & Sales at Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), where scripted formats have been added to his remit.

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Alison Duke

Co-Founder/Producer

OYA Media Group

Alison “Golde” Duke is an award-winning producer, director and visual artist with over 20 years of experience telling dynamic stories that illuminate the black experience in Canada’s history. She has a great body of work starting from her cult classic hip hop documentary Raising Kane: a rapumentary (2001) to Promise...show more


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Alysse Glick

Chief Operating Officer

Pigeon Row

From a corporate background in technology and operations, Alysse has led an international innovation accelerator program and worked in talent management, digital product development and marketing, always focused on designing immersive, engaging experiences and quality content, by understanding audiences and how to connect with them. With a focus on engaging...show more


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Andrew Spergel

Chief Investment Officer

Boat Rocker Media

Andrew Spergel is the Chief Investment Officer of Boat Rocker Media and oversees corporate development & strategy, including Boat Rocker Ventures, the Company's animation division and systems and infrastructure group. Andrew joined the Company in 2018 from Entertainment One, where he served as SVP of Corporate Development and Strategy and...show more


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Benjamin Thornton

Non-Scripted Development Associate

Warner Bros.

Benjamin Thornton is the Non-scripted Development Associate for the North American branch at Warner Bros International Television Production. During his tenure he has helped establish quality programming in the non-scripted format space along with developing premium documentaries as well as branching out into the narrative format space. WBITVP’s production operations are responsible...show more


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Blair Powers

Executive Producer

Sinking Ship Entertainment

Blair Powers is a founding partner at Sinking Ship and an Emmy-winning executive producer. He oversees all financial, business and funding aspects of Sinking Ship’s television, film and digital properties. Blair has financed over 300 million dollars over numerous series, working with CBC, TVO, Corus, SRC and Yoopa in Canada...show more


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Brent Jordan Sherman

Literary Agent

The Characters Talent Agency

Brent Jordan Sherman is a Literary Agent at Canada's preeminent agency The Characters Talent Agency.  With strategic focus on both domestic and international markets, Sherman represents a compelling roster of artists and companies and has engaged Artists in both film and television productions across the globe including at Netflix, Apple, Amazon,...show more


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Carrie Mudd

President

Peacock Alley Entertainment


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Cathy Bennett

Founder

Sandpiper Ventures


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Chris Regina

Director, Original Series, Drama Development

Netflix

In his role at Netflix as Director, Chris Regina oversees original series like Warrior Nun, Another Life, Resident Evil, Breathe and Black Summer.

Previously he was Senior Vice President, Original Co-Productions, Syfy, USA & Chiller, focusing on original Syfy movies like the pop culture sensation Sharknado and original scripted series Z...show more


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Elaine Kunda

Founder

Disruption Ventures

Elaine Kunda is the Founder of Disruption Ventures, the first private Canadian VC fund that invests in early-stage companies founded by women. Elaine spent most of her career as an operator, she was CEO of multiple early-stage venture backed companies and has been an advisor to many start-ups. Elaine had...show more


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Emilia King

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Pink Moon Studio

We're an end-to-end media company based in Toronto that creates edgy and distinctive content that rises above the noise. As a writing and producing team, our stuff has a unique POV and signature style. The through-line between everything we make is that it says a big FU to the status quo.

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Erin Finlay

Partner

Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP

Erin is a partner with Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP where she practises in the areas of entertainment law, copyright, privacy, broadcast regulatory and cultural policy. She provides a wide range of legal services and strategic direction to producers, artists, musicians, authors, publishers, trade associations, copyright collectives and cultural businesses in the development, production,...show more


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Fiona Rayher

CEO

Hoovie


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Harjeet Chhokar

Commissioning Editor, Factual

Channel 4

Harjeet Chhokar is currently a Commissioning Editor in the Channel 4 Factual team, where his recent commissions have included Is Co-Vid Racist?, Hitched at Home and The Year that Changed Love.

Prior to joining the broadcaster in 2020, Harjeet worked in Factual programming for over 15 years, working his way up to series...show more


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Jane Rimer

Senior Vice President, Canada

Banijay Rights

Jane has over 20 years’ experience in the international media and entertainment space. Prior to her current role with Banijay Rights – largest independent global content creation and distribution entity - overseeing all sales and content partnership opportunities in Canada, she was Chief, International Strategy at Insight Productions. Based in...show more


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Jennifer Hollyer

Agent

The Jennifer Hollyer Agency

Combining her life-long love of narrative, her honours BA in literature and classics, and being a natural people person, Jennifer is living her dream job as co-owner and agent of the Jennifer Hollyer Agency. Many of Jennifer’s clients have been with her since she established the agency in 1991, and...show more


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Jennifer Pun

Producer

Edge Entertainment

Jennifer Pun is a producer at Edge Entertainment. Together with producing partner, Rosalie Chilelli, they develop original content for Film, Television, and Digital Platforms. Jennifer's producer credits include the award-winning tween series HOW TO BE INDIE, tween action/adventure series CONNOR UNDERCOVER, the Canadian Screen Award nominated best feature FALL and...show more


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Joanne Loton

Executive Producer/Creative Producer/Director

GarageGirl Media Ltd.

Documentary maker, immersive/interactive investigator, and engaging team leader - I believe that stories must be designed from within outward. Stories follow form. The choice of narrative structure, the why and the how in the use of tech, and an understanding of the experience you want to create can lead to...show more


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Julie Venerus

Interim Deputy Director – CMFPA

Canada Media Fund

Julie is an Interim Deputy Director at Telefilm’s Toronto office on the CMF Program Administration team managing the Drama, Children’s and Variety portfolio. Julie has also been working on the CMF team as a Business Analyst for over 10 years. Previously Julie was a Business Affairs Manager at Entertainment One...show more


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Katy Tooth

Producer/Director

Tooth Pics

Katy is an established, award-winning filmmaker with extensive experience directing and producing high-end documentary and unscripted content for broadcasters like Netflix, BBC, PBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, ITV, Channel 4, ABC and Channel 5. She has Directed BAFTA winning series, Long Lost Family for ITV, and Grand Designs for Channel 4...show more


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Lauralee Sheehan

Chief Creative Officer

Digital 55

Lauralee leads Digital 55, a collective of award-winning designers, developers, researchers, and content producers working together to create unique, innovative digital interactive products and learning experiences. Lauralee is a design thinker, a digital addict, but above all an artist. With years of experience working in the creative and digital product...show more


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Lauren Bull

Senior Manager, Deal Advisory

KPMG

Lauren is a senior manager in the Transaction Services Practice in Canada. Lauren joined the KPMG Deal Advisory team in Toronto after gaining experience with media corporate development roles in industry and at KPMG in London, UK.
Lauren has 10 years of M&A and deal advisory experience in Europe and...show more


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Lauren Corber

Executive Producer

LoCo Motion Pictures Inc.

Lauren Corber is an International Emmy-nominated producer and the founder/president of LoCo Motion Pictures. One of Canada’s leading digital content producers, Lauren has produced several series including Canadian Screen Award winning, How to Buy a Baby. It won Best Comedy at the Indie Series Awards, Best Writing and Best Lead...show more


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Lauren Jackson

Scripted Content Executive

all3media International

Lauren was promoted to Scripted Content Executive this year and has continuously proven her adoration for the genre. Graduating from Oxford University, she then continued to complete her master’s degree and gained experience within scripted production and as a script reader. 

Joining All3Media in 2018 as Scripted Content Coordinator, she soon...show more


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Leena Minifie

CEO/Co-Founder

Stories First Productions / Cool World Technologies Inc.

Leena Minifie (Gitxaala/British) is a digital strategist, impact and media producer based in Vancouver. She is the CEO of Stories First and a founding partner of Cool.World web app. Leena holds a BA in Indigenous Studies and BFA in New Media from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Leena’s experience...show more


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Lori Pantel

Chief Marketing Officer

Fandango

Lori Pantel is the Chief Marketing Officer for Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies. Pantel directs all brand and marketing strategies across the company's ecommerce and editorial content portfolio, including Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster, Fandango Movieclips, and the leading on-demand video services, Vudu and FandangoNOW.

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Lucy Murphy

Director of Kids’ Content–UK & Ireland

Sky TV

Lucy is Director of Kids Content for Sky in the UK and ROI.  She is responsible for Sky’s kids content across all platforms which includes 8 live channels and a library of over 5,000 On Demand episodes, as well as overseeing the continued development of the successful Sky Kids App.

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Lynne Kirby

Executive Producer

Nutopia

Lynne Kirby is an Emmy and BAFTA-nominated, Peabody-winning producer working with premium documentary company Nutopia. She plays a key role in developing and selling programs for such networks as HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon, National Geographic and Disney+.  Since 2015 Kirby has also developed and produced shows with Jigsaw, Radical and Beyond....show more


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Maria Kennedy

Owner, EP

Little Engine Moving Pictures

Maria Kennedy is owner and co-founder of Little Engine Moving Pictures, a creator-driven, awardwinning production company that specializes in original live-action CGI-hybrid series for Kids and Family.


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Marylou Mintram

Co-CEO

Rainy Storm Productions

Marylou Mintram is Cree and from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. She is a graduate of the Toronto Film School and has extensive broadcast experience with CityTV, CTV, Toronto 1, Discovery Channel, and APTN. Selected to take part in the Canadian Media Producers Associations National Mentorship Program, where she gained insight from...show more


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Michelle Melanson

President/Executive Producer

Headspinner Productions Inc.

Emmy And Bafta Nominated, Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in the production business with hundreds of episodes produced and over 50 awards and nominations. Most recently Michelle was President of Radical Sheep Productions, executive producing such shows as the worldwide hit The Next Step, as well as Fangbone!, The...show more


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Moyra Rodger

CEO

Magnify Digital

Moyra is an award-winning producer, entrepreneur, and media industry innovator. She is the founder and CEO of Magnify Digital, a strategy agency specializing in services, training and technology that enable businesses to build large and engaged audiences around their content. Moyra’s passion is a fusion of media, storytelling, arts and...show more


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Nabeela Merchant

Associate

Relay Ventures

Nabeela is an Associate at Relay Ventures. She works with the investment team to build a data-oriented foundation to Relay’s investment thesis. Prior to joining Relay Ventures, Nabeela was an Electro-Optics Engineer at L3Harris Wescam, a Canadian engineering firm that designs and manufactures gyro-stabilized, EO-IR imaging systems.

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Nancy Kanter

President

Available Light Productions

Nancy Kanter has been a leader in the creation of Kids and Family content for more than 20 years. In January of 2021 she left her role as Executive Vice President, Content and Creative Strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide to return to her long held passion for producing innovative programming...show more


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Nicolette Saina

President

Animated Film Gardens, Inc.

Nicolette Saina, is an award-winning writer, producer and director of live action films, with experience in CGI animation and entertainment law. Animated Film Gardens Inc. (AFG) is an original-content startup animation studio.

Over the years, she has developed an expertise on both the creative/storytelling and financing sides of the business and...show more


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Pippa Lambert

Founder

Hellcat

Pippa Lambert is a TV and Film executive with 20 years experience in development, packaging, sales and finance at global companies including Endeavor Content, WME, ICM Partners, All3Media International and BRON Studios.

Lambert  has worked across many genres and formats including premium TV documentaries, reality TV, premium scripted tv,...show more


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Rachel Nelson

Director, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment Inc

Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Scripted and Factual, at Corus Entertainment. In this role, Rachel leads the strategy of the company’s scripted drama and comedy as well as factual programming in both production and development. Rachel manages a team overseeing content for several of the company’s national specialty channels...show more


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Rebecca Brown

Commercial Manager – Unscripted

BBC Studios Distribution Limited

Rebecca Brown is Commercial Manager for unscripted content within the Content Partnerships division.  She specialises in specialist factual, and her slate ranges from current affairs to popular factual content.  

BBC Studios is a global content company with British creativity at its heart, and is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group....show more


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Rebecca Campbell

Producer

Catapult Pictures

Rebecca Campbell has worked on multiple award-winning web series, documentaries, innovative digital projects and 360 video. Her director/writer experience includes ‘Kanada Girl,’ a short film which screened at 15 international film festivals; two seasons of ‘Squeaks & Cheeks’, a stopmotion animation series, which won the AMPIA (Alberta Media Production Industry...show more


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Rennata López

Co-CEO

Lopii Productions Inc.

Rennata López specializes in producing and casting for lifestyle/factual programming. For the last 12 years, she has worked on many great series including the award-winning Giver (TVO Kids), It’s My Party (TVOKids), What's Inside (TVOkids), Scare-Tactics (MTV), Pick a Puppy(YTV) and Outlaw In-Laws (Slice).

Rennata was nominated twice for a Canadian Screen Award in 2015 & 2016 and in 2018...show more


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Samantha Thomas

Executive Vice President, Television, BRON Studios

BRON Media Corporation

Thomas began her tenure at BRON in 2019 serving as a consultant for the BRON International Television division, supporting Davoli in building out the initial slate of programming. Previously she served as Vice President of Original Programming at Marvel Television, working on their hit original programming for Netflix. Her roster...show more


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Sarah Fowlie

Original Programming

BCE Inc.

Sarah Fowlie leads the development of comedic productions to air across Bell Media's family of channels, including CTV, The Comedy Network, SPACE, MUCH, Bravo, TMN and CraveTV.

Fowlie began her career at Bell Media in 1997 at The Comedy Network and has developed strong relationships with the Canadian and...show more


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Sarah Timmins

President & Producer

Black Birds Entertainment

Sarah Timmins is a producer of film, television and interactive media. Projects include two seasons of the half hour, horror comedy TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL and the international award-winning feature film THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS starring Ellen Page (winner Manfred Salzgeber Prize Berlin International Film Festival, Best Canadian...show more


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Shabnam Rezaei

Co-Founder

Big Bad Boo

Shabnam founded Big Bad Boo Studios to produce and distribute quality family programming. Shabnam has produced and directed Hulu Original Series “The Bravest Knight”, winner of 2020 GLAAD Award. She has also created and directed original shows such as “16 Hudson” (Amazon Prime/TVOKids), mini-series “Lili & Lola”(Oznoz/ICI TV), and “ABC...show more


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Solange Attwood

EVP, International

Blue Ant Media

Solange Attwood is EVP of Blue Ant Media’s global distribution group, Blue Ant International. In this role, Solange oversees the strategic direction and operation of the business, while also spearheading and managing co-productions, pre-sales and worldwide sales activities. Headquartered in Toronto, with hubs in Los Angeles (US) and London (UK),...show more


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Sunil Sharma

Managing Partner, Toronto Accelerator

Techstars

Sunil Sharma is Managing Director for Techstars Toronto.  Techstars Toronto is a city program and Techstars' first accelerator in Canada.  Techstars Toronto is a joint venture between Techstars and Real Ventures (Canada’s most active venture capital fund).

Prior to Techstars Sunil was a Managing Partner with Extreme Venture Partners (EVP) and...show more


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Tanya Gough

Founder

StoryBilder

Tanya Gough has extensive experience in content management, social media and interactive, multi-platform projects. She has been at the cutting-edge of emerging technologies, including dynamic web development, eCommerce, app development, social media, beacon technologies, and data-driven interactive projects, and she brings a unique blend of tech-focused process capabilities and language-based...show more


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Taylor Callobre

Scripted Development Executive

Amazon Studios

Taylor Callobre is a scripted development executive in Amazon Studios within the Local Originals department.  There, she works in the creation, development, production, and launch of Canadian series; oversees a slate of shows with installments in multiple countries; sources and procures formats for the studio; and leads creative development of...show more


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Tecca Crosby

SVP, Scripted Programming, Canada

eOne Television

As Senior Vice President of Scripted Programming, Tecca Crosby oversees current production for Entertainment One Television in Canada as well as a robust development slate that includes numerous one-hour dramas, limited series and half-hour comedies in development with Canadian broadcasters. She manages relationships with a variety of Canadian and international...show more


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Trish Williams

Executive Director, Scripted Content

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

As Executive Director, Scripted Content at CBC, Trish Williams has creative oversight of the public broadcaster’s drama, comedy, film, radio comedy and YA digital originals teams across all original long-form programming. Some recent original series in production are the upcoming comedy Sort Of featuring Bilal Baig as a gender-fluid nanny...show more


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Victoria Hirst

Executive Producer

Amaze Film + TV

Victoria most recently completed production of Season Two of Amaze Film + Television’s CARTER: the one-hour lighthearted procedural created by Garry Campbell for Sony International & Bell Media. The 10 x 1 hour season was shot on location in North Bay, starring Jerry O’Connell & Sydney Heartsong Poitier, and aired on WGNA,...show more


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Virginia Thompson

President, Partner & Executive Producer

Verite Films Inc

President and CEO of Ve´rite´ Films, Virginia is an award-winning executive producer and TV series creator who has created and produced comedies, dramas, animation, children’s and youth programming, documentaries, performing arts programming, and digital series. Virginia is Executive Producer of Canada’s #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas. The brand includes the...show more

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