Content Canada . Wednesday September 12 . Four Seasons Hotel . TorontoThrough a series of events and online editorial Content Canada provides a progressive platform to celebrate, showcase and connect the best in the business. Content Canada is a C21Media initiative headed by Ferne Cohen. Our mission is to provide perspective on the Canadian content business and its relationship to the global entertainment industry. For more information contact [email protected].
Defining next gen content
Content Canada is a one-day event dedicated to defining and delivering next generation content to screens across all platforms and territories.
Premiere conference venue
The conference, screening and networking event takes place at The Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday September 12 with TIFF as an event collaborator.
Insightful, smart sessions
A schedule of insightful panels, case studies, screenings and interactive sessions will help to define the future creative and commercial models for creating, financing and distributing television content. Speakers and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
Networking business agenda
The event will bring together the Canadian content industry with the global business to facilitate meetings across the day.
Cocktail wrap party
A networking cocktail will provide access to speakers and partners at the end of the day.
President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada
Newly-appointed president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait, will make her first industry address at Content Canada on September 12, 2018. The first woman to lead the broadcaster will take part in a fireside chat to discuss her vision for the CBC and thoughts on Canada’s role in the global content industry.
Content trends keynote:
The globalisation of TV and the implications for content creators
This keynote session will provide data and perspective for anyone aiming to understand the future of content creation, distribution and broadcast in the rapidly changing world.
It will address the scale and opportunities within the global content market, the pace and direction of growth, how it is fragmenting and where the major trade flows are located.
Oliver, the BBC’s first head of strategy, will also provide perspective on how the content sector is likely to change over the coming five years by region, genre and business model. He will also outline where Canadian content creators sit within the global market.
The Future of Content Leaders Debate
As competition overflows with digital giants in the fray, how are broadcast, cable and studio leaders thinking globally to ensure their content is consumed? What partnerships and strategies are working to get content developed, distributed and monetized to balance domestic needs and a global market? Hear from industry leaders as they discuss their global approach to today’s world of television.
HOT PROPERTIES CASE STUDY
Baroness von Sketch Show
The hilarious and award-winning Baroness von Sketch Show is enjoying international success, including with IFC in the US, and is moving to fall prime time on CBC. Created by and starring Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, the all-female series exemplifies how content can succeed across digital and conventional television platforms. Content Canada is proud to present a fantastic comedy showcase with a sneak peek preview of the new season. This exciting session will feature key executives from IFC, CBC and Frantic Films, along with all four fabulous Baronesses! The session also features Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen.
Spotlight on YouTube Premium at Content Canada
Jon Wax, head of drama series and Movies at YouTube Premium Originals will discuss YouTube Premium’s originals strategy, content and platform, and how they are helping to define the future of content in a fireside chat at Content Canda
As head of drama series & movies for YouTube Premium Originals, Wax is responsible for building YouTube’s scripted drama slate as well as overseeing acquisition and production of its movie roster.
Since Jon arrived in late 2017, YouTube Premium has launched tentpole dramas in Step Up: High Water and Impulse, and he’s now at the forefront of YouTube Premium’s expanding programming push with his involvement in the forthcoming drama On Becoming a God in Central Florida, which will star Kirsten Dunst and begin production in late 2018, and Viper Club, a feature film starring Susan Sarandon and Edie Falco that will premiere on the platform in early 2019.
Presented in partnership with Lionsgate, come hear from Jon as he discusses YouTube Premium’s originals strategy, content and platform, and how they are helping to define the future of content.
MORE SESSIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY