Speakers


Our 2017 speakers and panelists were:

Keynote

Panelists

Adam Benzine

Adam Benzine

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Producer/Director and Canadian Bureau Chief, C21 Media

Christina Jennings

Christina Jennings

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Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury

Jean-Pierre Blais

Jean-Pierre Blais

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Chairperson and CEO, CRTC

Sally Catto

Sally Catto

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General Manager, Programming, CBC English Television

Cynthia Littleton

Cynthia Littleton

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Managing Editor, TV, Variety

Prem Gill

Prem Gill

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CEO, Creative BC

Craig Parks

Craig Parks

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Vice President, Programming, Comcast/Watchable

Christina Piovesan

Christina Piovesan

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Founder and Principal, First Generation Films

Melissa Schneider

Melissa Schneider

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EVP, Originals and Development, New Form

Joy Rosen

Joy Rosen

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CEO and Co-Founder, Portfolio Entertainment

Kevin Barton

Kevin Barton

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Director of Programming, SnackableTV, Bell Media

Noreen Halpern

Noreen Halpern

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CEO, Halfire Entertainment

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham

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General Manager, Acorn TV

Nina Sudra

Nina Sudra

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General Manager, VICE Canada

Vince Commisso

Vince Commisso

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Co-founding Partner, President & CEO, 9 Story Media Group

Reynolds Mastin

Reynolds Mastin

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President & CEO, CMPA

Trina McQueen

Trina McQueen

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Adjunct Professor, Schulich School of Business and Vice-Chair of the Board, TV Ontario

Andrea Gorfolova

Andrea Gorfolova

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President, Tricon Films & Television

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy

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Executive Vice President, Cineplex Entertainment LP

Janet Brown

Janet Brown

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EVP, Gunpowder and Sky Distribution

Jesse Albert

Jesse Albert

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Producer & Consultant, Xpansive Media

Sanjay Sharma

Sanjay Sharma

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President and Chief Executive Officer, All Def Digital

Marc Hustvedt

Marc Hustvedt

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‎Producer / Founder & CEO, SUPERGRAVITY Pictures

Elizabeth Hendricks North

Elizabeth Hendricks North

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President & CEO, CuriosityStream

Chris Regina

Chris Regina

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Senior Vice President, Original Co-Productions, Syfy, USA & Chiller

Corrie Coe

Corrie Coe

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Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media

Stéphane Rituit

Stéphane Rituit

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Executive Producer and Co-founder, Felix & Paul Studios

Meghan Hooper-White

Meghan Hooper-White

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Senior Vice President, Co-Productions and Acquisitions, Lifetime Networks

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

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Head of Marketing and Business Development, RightsTrade

Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams

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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment Inc.

Trish Dolman

Trish Dolman

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Founder and President, Screen Siren Pictures

Nyla Innuksuk

Nyla Innuksuk

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‎Owner and Producer, Pinnguaq Productions Inc.

Jocelyn Hamilton

Jocelyn Hamilton

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President, Canada, Entertainment One Television

Mark Slone

Mark Slone

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Executive Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, Entertainment One Films Canada

Tracey Deer

Tracey Deer

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Creator, Director, Writer and Executive Producer, Mohawk Princess Pictures

Nat Abraham

Nat Abraham

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Partner, President, Distribution, Breakthrough Entertainment

Laura Clunie

Laura Clunie

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Vice President, Entertainment, Spin Master

Michael Hirsh

Michael Hirsh

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Chairman & CEO, WOW! Unlimited

John Barrack

John Barrack

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Partner and Strategic Counsel, Don Carmody Television

Scott Garvie

Scott Garvie

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Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Shaftesbury

David Zitzerman

David Zitzerman

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Partner. Head of the Entertainment Law Group, Goodmans LLP 

Tara Parker

Tara Parker

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Partner, Entertainment Group, Goodmans LLP

Catherine Tait

Catherine Tait

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President of Duopoly, Co-founder of iThentic

James Milward

James Milward

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Founder and Executive Producer, Secret Location

Ken Dhaliwal

Ken Dhaliwal

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Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

John Robson

John Robson

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Managing Director, WildBrain

John Young

John Young

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Chief Executive Officer, Boat Rocker Media

Valerie Creighton

Valerie Creighton

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President and CEO, Canada Media Fund

Jean-Marc Denoual

Jean-Marc Denoual

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Co-founder, Molotov TV

Prashant Matta

Prashant Matta

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Associate ,OMERS Ventures

Anne Gibeault

Anne Gibeault

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Creative Lead and President, Epsilon Games

Jeff Tremblay

Jeff Tremblay

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Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Practice Lead, Valtech

Lisa Ann Clarkson

Lisa Ann Clarkson

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Executive Director of Business & Rights and Content Optimization, CBC English Services

Peter Emerson

Peter Emerson

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President, Cineflix Media Inc.

Philippe Lozier

Philippe Lozier

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Vice President of Content & Services, Samsung Electronics Canada

Wendy Bernfeld

Wendy Bernfeld

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Founder and MD, Rights Stuff

Aron Levitz

Aron Levitz

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Head, Wattpad Studios

IdeaBlast

Jonathan Belisle

Jonathan Belisle

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Founder, Hello, Architekt

Jack Zhang

Jack Zhang

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Founder and Chief Software Architect, Greenlight Essentials

Kevin Keane

Kevin Keane

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CEO and Co-founder, Brainsights

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