CONTENT CANADA AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 13 and 14, 2022

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 8:00 AM EST






SPOTLIGHT STAGE – SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

The Spotlight Stage, presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund (CMF), will feature the industry’s top platforms and how to work with them. Through 30-minute interactive briefings, delegates will have the opportunity to learn what companies are commissioning, their priorities, and how to collaborate with them. With two days of briefings from national and international companies, the Spotlight Stage will provide delegates with the invaluable opportunity to engage directly with the best in the biz.

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 9:15 AM EST

Opening Remarks

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 9:30 AM EST

Entertainment One

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

Jocelyn Hamilton President, Canada, Television, eOne 

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 10:00 AM EST

Amazon Studios

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

Brent Haynes Head of Originals, Canada, Amazon Studios

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 10:40 AM EST

CBC

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

Lea Marin Director of Development, Drama, CBC

Greig Dymond Director of Development and Head of Festivals, Comedy, CBC

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 11:15 AM EST

Coffee Break

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 11:45 AM EST

Netflix

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

Danielle Woodrow Director, Canada Series, Netflix

Tara Woodbury Manager, Canada Series, Netflix

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 12:30 PM EST

Networking Lunch

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 2:00 PM EST

Bell Media

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

Tory Jennings Director of Content, Crave

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 2:40 PM EST

Disney+

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

Jason Badal GM of Canada, Disney+

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 3:15 PM EST

Amazon Studios

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A

CJ Yu Head of Unscripted Development, Global Formats, Amazon Studios

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 3:45 PM EST

Coffee Break

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 5:00 PM EST

Cocktail Reception







SPOTLIGHT STAGE – SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

The Spotlight Stage, presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund (CMF), will feature the industry’s top platforms and how to work with them. Through 30-minute interactive briefings, delegates will have the opportunity to learn what companies are commissioning, their priorities, and how to collaborate with them. With two days of briefings from national and international companies, the Spotlight Stage will provide delegates with the invaluable opportunity to engage directly with the best in the biz.

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 9:15 AM EST

Opening Remarks

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 9:30 AM EST

Rocket Forum: WildBrain

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Deirdre Brennan Chief Operating Officer, WildBrain

Stephanie Betts Chief Content Officer, WildBrain

Presented in partnership with Rocket Forum

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 10:00 AM EST

Rocket Forum: Kidoodle.TV

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Brenda Bisner Chief Content Officer, Kidoodle.TV

Presented in partnership with Rocket Forum

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 10:40 AM EST

Rocket Forum: Nelvana

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Athena Georgaklis Head of Development, Nelvana

Marc Hartlen Associate Development Executive, Nelvana

Presented in partnership with Rocket Forum

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 11:15 AM EST

Coffee Break

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 11:45 AM EST

Tubi

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Adam Lewinson Chief Content Officer, Tubi

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 12:30 PM EST

Networking Lunch

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 1:45 PM EST

Paramount+

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Katrina Kowalski Vice President, Content, Paramount+ and Pluto TV Canada

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 2:20 PM EST

Hallmark Media

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Lisa Hamilton Daly Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media

Presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 3:00 PM EST

Rocket Forum: CBC

Join us for a 30 minute Live Briefing with some of the most important companies in the content industry, including the opportunity for an interactive Q&A.

Marie McCann Senior Director, Children’s Content, CBC Kids

Swin Chang Executive in Charge of Development and Production, CBC Kids

Presented in partnership with Rocket Forum

SPOTLIGHT STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 4:30 PM EST

Cocktail Reception








SESSION STAGE – SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

The Session Stage will examine key trends and issues, celebrate great content, and feature thought leaders from across the industry’s biggest and most innovative companies. Alternating between fireside chats, panel discussions and master classes, the Session Stage will provide the backdrop for learning, exploration and some healthy debate.

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 9:15 AM EST

Opening Remarks

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 9:30 AM EST

The Connected TV Opportunity

Reaching audiences is the heart of the content industry – and Connected TV offers content publishers the chance to reach new audiences and grow their channels through unique and custom ad placements. Hear from industry AVOD leader, Roku, joined on stage with content partners for their unique perspectives, to hear how adding Connected TV to your distribution plans can create increased awareness, and drive viewship.
Brought to you in partnership with Roku

Christina Summers Country Manager, Roku Canada

Mary-Anne Taylor Head of Content Distribution - Canada, Roku Inc.

Drew Robinson Vice President of Content Distribution, Corus Entertainment

Andrew Irwin SVP of Content Distribution & Partnerships, Blue Ant Media

Moderator: Jordan Pinto North American Editor, C21 Media

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 10:30 AM EST

Women Wear The Crown

Join Hallmark Channel executives and creative partners as they explore the network’s new original series launching in 2023, “The Way Home”, and how its development is advancing the empowerment of women in the world of premium content. Based on one Canadian woman’s idea that she dared to pitch as an emerging producer, “The Way Home” exemplifies how women producers, executives, writers and IP owners can come together to launch a major US/Canada project, take it from idea to the screen, and get credit for it.

Lisa Hamilton Daly Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media

Laurie Ferneau Senior Vice President, Development, Hallmark Media

Hannah Pillemer EVP, Creative Affairs, MarVista Entertainment

Marly Reed VP, Development, Neshama Entertainment

Alexandra Clarke Co-Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer, THE WAY HOME

Moderator: Prem Gill CEO, Creative BC

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 11:15 AM EST

Coffee Break

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 11:45 AM EST

Made In Canada

New for 2022 Content Canada is launching an annual series to highlight and celebrate great Canadian success stories. The inaugural ‘Made in Canada’ session will feature Mark Montefiore and award-winning production company New Metric Media. Join Bell Media’s Justin Stockman as he sits down with Mark Montefiore on Content Canada’s Session Stage to delve into New Metric Media’s inspiring story, strategic growth, and exciting future trajectory.
Brought to you in partnership with Bell Media

Mark Montefiore CEO & Founder, New Metric Media

Moderator: Justin Stockman VP, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 12:30 PM EST

Networking Lunch

*EXCLUSIVE FIRESIDE CHAT IN THE CBC MODERN LOBBY LOUNGE* SEPTEMBER 13, 1:00 PM EST

Being Heard: Black Canadians Working Within the Screen Industry

As the Black Screen Office (BSO) launches its ground-breaking report Being Heard: Black Canadians Working Within the Screen Industry, listen to three industry titans who embody the experiences of Black screen industry professionals as they share their triumphs, stumbles, the evolution of the industry, and the ongoing challenges they see for Black talent in front of and behind the camera in Canada.
Brought to you in partnership with BSO

Dawn Wilkinson Film & Television Director

Clement Virgo Writer, Director, Producer

Joan Jenkinson Co-Founder and Executive Director, Black Screen Office (BSO)

Moderator: Amanda Parris Writer and TV/Radio Host

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 2:00 PM EST

In Conversation With Kevin Beggs

Content Canada is proud to present an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ trailblazer, innovator and business leader Kevin Beggs, Chair of Lionsgate Television Group. Kevin will sit down with David Jenkinson, editor-in-chief & managing director of C21Media, to discuss the state of the industry, future trends, and Lionsgate’s plans and strategic partnerships.
Brought to you in partnership with Lionsgate

Kevin Beggs Chair of the Lionsgate Television Group and Chief Content Integration Officer, Lionsgate

David Jenkinson Editor-in-chief & managing director of C21Media

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 3:00 PM EST

TERROR TRAIN: The Remaking of a Cult Classic

Content Canada is proud to present an exciting look at the remaking of the classic horror film TERROR TRAIN, produced by Incendo in association with Tubi. Hear from executives from both companies alongside the actors of the upcoming Tubi Original film about the decision to partner on the new project, and how together, they tackled remaking such celebrated content from both a creative and business perspective, in this Canadian / US collaboration case-study.

Adam Lewinson Chief Content Officer, Tubi

Graham Ludlow Production and Development Executive, Canada, Incendo

Robyn Alomar Actor, TERROR TRAIN

Tim Rozon Actor, TERROR TRAIN

Moderator: Mike Cosentino President, CosMedia.Inc

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 3:45 PM EST

Coffee Break

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 4:15 PM EST

Looking Ahead: How a Modern Public Broadcaster Serves Canadians

At a time rife with upheaval and polarization, CBC/Radio-Canada’s role as a force for social cohesion and national unity is more important than ever. And, Canada’s independent producers, filmmakers, and creators remain the cornerstone of the public broadcaster’s commitment to promote Canadian culture and reflect contemporary Canada. Today, the public
broadcaster serves audiences through linear TV, radio, streaming audio and video services and across its digital platforms – reaching audiences, where they are, when they want, and on whatever device they choose. In the most competitive global marketplace of unlimited content and ideas, CBC/Radio-Canada’s President & CEO Catherine Tait shares a vision for how the public broadcaster stakes its claim on a distinctive, compelling and deeply Canadian role.
Brought to you in partnership with CBC

Catherine Tait President & CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 13, 5:00 PM EST

Cocktail Reception







SESSION STAGE – SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

The Session Stage will examine key trends and issues, celebrate great content, and feature thought leaders from across the industry’s biggest and most innovative companies. Alternating between fireside chats, panel discussions and master classes, the Session Stage will provide the backdrop for learning, exploration and some healthy debate.

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 9:15 AM EST

Opening Remarks

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 9:30 AM EST

Focus On Studios

Studios are integral to the content ecosystem, uniquely positioned to navigate the ever-changing media landscape with innovative partnerships, focused content strategies, and the ability to diversify who they make content with, and for. Join us on Content Canada’s Session Stage where top executives from global companies come together to discuss the challenges and advantages for studios in today’s industry, and what opportunities that may provide for independent producers.

Mike Beale Managing Director, Global Creative Network, ITV Studios

Drew Buckley Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Propagate Content

Michela Di Mondo EVP, Canada, International, Fremantle

Scott Herbst EVP and Head of Scripted Development, Lionsgate Television Group

Carolyn Newman Executive Vice President, Global Scripted Programming, Blink49 Studios

Moderator: Nataline Rodrigues Original Content Creator | Senior Entertainment Executive Creative & Business Affairs Media Specialist

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 10:30 AM EST

Showrunner Catalyst Program

Join CBC, BIPOC TV & Film and the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) for a behind-the-scenes look at the recently announced CBC-BIPOC TV & Film Showrunner Catalyst Program. Hear from leadership from CBC, BIPOC TV & Film and the CFC, who will be joined by the program’s inaugural participants, for a discussion of the origins of the Catalyst and its envisioned goals; how the first year is unfolding; and what broader work still needs to be done to ultimately transform the industry to truly reflect today’s Canada.
Brought to you in partnership with CBC

Kadon Douglas Executive Director, BIPOC TV & Film

Lea Marin Director of Development, Drama, CBC

Ian Iqbal Rashid Writer/Director/Executive Producer, SORT OF and TOUCH OF PINK

MOTION Writer/Supervising Producer, THE PORTER

Andrew Burrows-Trotman Writer/Producer, THE PORTER

Moderator: maxine bailey Executive Director, CFC

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 11:15 AM EST

Coffee Break

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 11:45 AM EST

Rocket Forum: Co-Productions 2.0

As the world gets more connected, Canadian co-productions offer a unique opportunity at strategic partnerships, new and emerging audiences and capital – but only when they are done thoughtfully and not always in a traditional manner. Join us on the Session Stage as Rocket Forum takes a deep dive into the next generation of co-pros, and explores the myriad of opportunities that they provide.

Doug Schwalbe Founder, The Co-Production Company

Anne Loi Chief Content Officer, WildBrain

Moderator: Agnes Augustin President & CEO, Shaw Rocket Fund

Presented in partnership with Rocket Forum

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 12:30 PM EST

Networking Lunch

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 1:45 PM EST

Rocket Forum: International Media Leaders Working With Canada

Canada is an important market for global companies working in the kids’ media sector, with an abundance of talent and exceptional content being created. Rocket Forum is proud to welcome key international media leaders from some of the biggest companies in kids’ content to discuss how working with Canada fits into their strategies in today’s ever changing media environment.

Rick Clodfelter Executive Director, Content Acquisitions and Partnerships, Disney Branded Television

Andy Yeatman Managing Director, Americas, Moonbug Entertainment

Moderator: Natalie Osborne Chief Strategy Officer, 9 Story Media Group

Presented in partnership with Rocket Forum

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 2:45 PM EST

FESTIVALE: A Ground-breaking Series

Join us on Content Canada’s Session Stage as we showcase the impressive team behind FESTIVALE, Canada’s first Black-focused, bilingual, six-part anthology series in development with Bell Media. The project, being produced by an all-Black executive production team, is a collaboration between Crave’s French and English development teams, and addresses the void of Black francophone stories on mainstream television. The project is a part of the Black Screen Office’s (BSO) framework for pre-development initiatives.
Brought to you in partnership with Bell Media

Rachel Goldstein-Couto Head of Development, Original Programming, Bell Media

Sophie Parizeau General Manager, Scripted Series, Bell Media

Marie Ka Executive Producer

Adam Pettle Story Consultant

Richard Jean-Baptiste Executive Producer

Moderator: Damon D’Oliveira Executive Producer

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 3:45 PM EST

What Is Canadian Content?

What is Canadian content? It’s a simple yet essential question with complex, evolving, and sometimes contradictory answers—and it is a critical element of the review of the regulatory framework following the passage of Bill C-11. Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, has gathered creators and executives from across the media production sector to kickstart a constructive public conversation on creative control, authorship, ownership, engagement of Canadian talent, the meaning of a “Canadian story,” and how a modernized definition can contribute to more inclusive and equitable storytelling. Join us!
Brought to you in partnership with Canada Media Fund

Melanie Nepinak Hadley Executive Director Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada

Laura Michalchyshyn CCO & Co-President, Blue Ant Studios

Richard Jean-Baptiste Executive Producer

Vinay Virmani Partner & Chief Content Officer, Uninterrupted Canada

Moderator: Valerie Creighton President and CEO, Canada Media Fund

SESSION STAGE SEPTEMBER 14, 4:30 PM EST

Cocktail Reception