Prime Time 2017 - February 1-3 Where Canada’s most prominent content creators and business leaders in the screen-based production industry gather
Prime Time Pitch Market and ‘Breakfast With’ registration opens January 17 at 12 pm ET
 * For registered Prime Time delegates only *
Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, January 17, we will be launching registration for‘Breakfast With’ and the NEW Prime Time Pitch Market.

The registration portal will be live starting January 17 at 12 pm ET (9 am PT) on this page.

Both these valuable networking opportunities will be open to registered delegates only, soregister for Prime Time today!

Prime Time Pitch Market
‘Breakfast With’
For the very first time and by popular demand, Prime Time will offer face-to-face pitching sessions. Get your chance to pitch your project in pre-arranged tête-à-têtes with leading Canadian and international industry executives. Get some valuable feedback on your project and hopefully strike your next deal!

Executives include:

Meet in a small group over breakfast before the first session of the day for an extended conversation with a featured buyer or financier. It’s a great way to start a relationship with the featured guest and help advance your next project. Each ‘Breakfast With’ table will consist the featured guest and seven delegates.

Featured guests include:

Bell Media
Tom Hastings, Director of Drama, Original Programming

Blue Ant Media
Sam Linton, Head of Original Content

Helen Asimakis, Executive in Charge of Production, Drama
Michelle Daly, Senior Director, Comedy Content
Grazyna Krupa, Executive in Charge of Programming, ARTS, Unscripted Content

Lisa Godfrey, VP, Original Content

Dynamic Television
Tasja Abel, Vice President Coproductions & Acquisitions

A Parent Media Co. Inc./Kidoodle.TV
Michael D. Lowe, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Acorn TV
Matthew Graham, General Manager

Bell Media
Tom Hastings, Director of Drama, Original Programming

Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition

Dynamic Television
Tasja Abel, Vice President Coproductions & Acquisitions, Dynamic Television 

Encore International
Chrystine Girard, Head of International Distribution

Gunpowder and Sky Distribution 
Janet Brown, EVP

National Film Board
Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson 

Warner Bros. International Television Production
Adam Steinman, Vice President, Creative, Format, Development & Sales

New speakers
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In case you missed it…
Creative heavyweight Jay Baruchel will wrap up the 2018 edition of Prime Time in Ottawa as the closing keynote speaker. He will sit down in conversation with Magali Simard, the City of Toronto’s City of Toronto’s Film Sector Development Officer.

Read  more about Jay Baruchel→

“Jay Baruchel represents the very best of what it means to be a Canadian creative. His innovative and modern view of the Canadian screen-based production sector is exactly the injection of passion and determination that will strengthen our place domestically and in the global landscape. We are thrilled that Jay will be joining us for what is sure to be an exciting, future-gazing discussion.”

– Reynolds Mastin, President and CEO, CMPA

Prime Time in Ottawa 2018 app
Get a head start on your Prime Time experience by downloading the Prime Time in Ottawa 2018 app, sponsored by Bell Media.

In addition to keeping up with the latest additions to our speaker lineup andconference schedule, you can take a look through the delegate list and message your fellow attendees ahead of the event. Book a meeting, share some intel, or just say ‘hi’.

To get started,  download the Prime Time in Ottawa 2018 from your app store, enter your email address and create a password.

*** Access to the app is restricted to registered Prime Time delegates. ***
Hotel and travel
The Prime Time room block at the Westin Ottawa is SOLD OUT.

We now have blocks of discounted rooms available at the Les Suites Hotel Ottawa and Arc The Hotel, both of which are walking distance from the Westin Ottawa (the conference venue). These room blocks will sell out as well, so book early!

Prime Time delegates also get exclusive travel discounts:

  • Save 10% on your Via Rail train ride
  • Save 15% on your flight when you travel with Air Canada
  • Save 10% when you fly with Porter
  • Save 10% on Economy and 15% on Plus base fares when you book your flight with WestJet

Find out more about our travel deals here.

Congratulations to the iPad Mini Early Bird Draw winner!
What are you most looking forward to at Prime time?

“I have produced a few English films, and have more in the works. Part of EMA Films’ development is to be more present in the English-Canadian market, and Prime Time offers great opportunities to network.”

 – Anne-Marie Gélinas, Producer, EMA Films

The iPad Mini Early Bird Draw is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC).
Our sponsorsThe Canadian Media Producers Association’s Prime Time conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you for your contribution to our industry and to Prime Time.
Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsor Prime Time and enjoy access to exclusive networking opportunities and promote your brand and products to the crème de la crème of screen-based content production sector. Take a look at our sponsorship and exhibition packages to find out how you can be part of the event.

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