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 TODAY at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT
** For registered Prime Time delegates only **
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!
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.
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

Click here to sign up→
Topic Tables
If you missed on signing up for ‘Breakfast With’ and the Prime Time Pitch Market, make it to ourTopic Tables. Over lunch, we’ll offer several Topic Tables, each hosted by an expert in a particular subject matter. Not only will you learn, but you’ll get to know other delegates at the table, discuss shared questions and even discover opportunities or partnerships. This is a short dose of professional development. First come first served.
Jennifer Blitz, Director, Tax Credit and Financing, Ontario Media Development Corporation

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries. Hosted OMDC’s Jennifer Blitz, this “Topic Table” will provide an opportunity to discuss how to engage with these services.

Huw Eirug, CEO, Nunavut Film Development Corporation

The Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is the film commission and funding agent for the territory and is responsible for fostering and promoting the development and growth of the film, television and digital media industry in Nunavut. Hosted by Huw Eirug, CEO of the Nunavut Film Development Corporation, this “Topic Table” is an opportunity to learn about services and programs available to the greater industry, including the Labour Rebate Program, production and location services.

Cara Nye, Director, Production AMI-tv

Accessible Media Inc. is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. AMI-tv believes in an inclusive society in which media is accessible to all Canadians. Hosted by the Director of Production at AMI-tv, Cara Nye, this “Topic Table” will provide an overview of the services Accessible Media offers, including how content and programming created in partnership with outside production houses is 100% accessible and qualifies as “described” in the eyes of the CRTC.

More Topic Tables will  be announced soon…
IdeaBlasts – Emissaries from the bleeding edge
Prime Time’s IdeaBlasts are back! Hear short, powerful presentations from subject matter experts and industry revolutionaries.
IdeaBlast: Blockchain in Media
presented by Glenn O’Farrell, CEO, Groupe Média TFO

Spearheaded by Glenn O’Farrell, CEO, Groupe Média TFO, “Blockchain TFO” project targets players from the digital cultural products industry, including those working in film, TV shows and digital content. The decentralized technology currently being developed will offer unprecedented solutions to challenges identified internally by TFO, and by all content broadcasters and producers in Canada and beyond. This Ideablast will offer a glimpse into into what the future of media will look like if Blockchain technology is mobilized to its fullest potential.

IdeaBlast: Piracy
presented by Senior Partner, Technology Law Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Barry Sookman will unpack the current multi-stakeholder initiative in Canada to decisively address the issue of piracy. As one of Canada’s foremost authorities in the area of information technology, Internet, intellectual property, and privacy/anti-spam law, Sookman will endeavour to provide an understanding of the proposal, as well as an overview of the impact of piracy on our industry and international best practices.

New speakers
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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.

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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