Content Canada announced today the schedule for its Digital Summit, running September 21 – October 1, 2021.
The two-week program will offer a dynamic mix of pre-recorded and live sessions, buyers’ briefings, professional development workshops and a live, curated development market, all of which are being offered free of charge for attendees who register: REGISTER HERE.
This year’s sessions will include:
• A leader-to-leader fireside chat with Telefilm’s Christa Dickenson and Amazon Prime Video’s Magda Grace;
• In conversation with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios’ Aron Levitz;
• An examination of monetizing content rights in a digital viewing age;
• A CBC comedy superpanel;
• A masterclass showcasing the making of The Hardy Boys;
• A spotlight on Moonshine;
• A important conversation with the CMF’s Val Creighton about the future of Canada’s funding ecosystem;
• An exclusive fireside chat with Bell Media’s Justin Stockman;
• A spotlight on Roku;
• ...and more!
Featured speakers will include:
Christa Dickenson, Executive Director & CEO, Telefilm Canada; Magda Grace, Head of Amazon Prime Video Canada; Aron Levitz, President of Wattpad WEBTOON Studios; Ian McKee, CEO, Vuulr; Michela Di Mondo, EVP Distribution and Sales, Canada, Fremantle; Laura Michalchyshyn, Chief Creative Officer and Co-President, Blue Ant Studios; Peter Emmerson, President, Cineflix Media; Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC; Andrew Thomas, Director Kid’s Content, Hulu; Joan Lambur, President & Founder, Lambur Productions; Amanda Vaughan, Production Executive, Corus Kids; Athena Georgaklis, Head of Development, Nelvana; Jason Stone, Lead Director and Co-Showrunner, The Hardy Boys; Valerie Creighton, President & CEO, CMF; Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival; Sheri Elwood, Showrunner/Writer/Director; Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media, Mary-Anne Taylor, Head of Content Distribution, Roku Canada; Christina Summers, Regional Sales Manager, Roku Canada; and more…
“Content Canada is proud to present the schedule for its second annual Digital Summit” said Ferne Cohen, CEO of Content Canada. “We have assembled an exceptional group of industry executives, content creators and talent for this year’s event, offering an insightful and comprehensive look at Canada’s industry, and its integral role in the global content marketplace.”
To see the full schedule and many more exciting speakers, CLICK HERE All of the Digital Summit’s LIVE offerings, including both the Rocket Forum and Content Canada, will be announced shortly!
Please note that Content Canada will not be publishing any content or hosting any LIVE events on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our full program will resume on October 1, 2021.
To keep up with all the news and updates about the upcoming Digital Summit, register for free at contentcanada.net.
About Content Canada
Content Canada, a division of C21 Media Ltd., is an annual event focused on promoting, celebrating and showcasing Canada’s role in the global content market. As the only Canadian platform of its kind, Content Canada offers its partners the unique opportunity to promote their messages locally, and have them amplified globally through C21. Content Canada’s flagship event is being conducted virtually in 2021, from September 21 – October 1. For more information, visit contentcanada.net.