Content Canada publishes agenda

Content Canada is pleased to announce the agenda for its 2019 flagship event, which takes place on September 10 and 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto during TIFF.

Offering a celebration of exciting new content and an in-depth exploration of issues facing the content industry, Content Canada offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from, and network with, television’s most influential thought leaders.

“Our 2019 Content Canada Screenings and Industry Conference offer attendees an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight from some of tv’s biggest names and celebrate some great new television content”, said Ferne Cohen, Content Canada CEO. “I look forward to adding even more big names and shows to our roster, and I encourage attendees to check back often for all the exciting updates.”

To view the agenda CLICK HERE.

Sam Linton
Head of original content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media
Pat DiVittorio
VP, CTV and Specialty Programming, Bell Media
Killian Scott
Actor, Dublin Murders
Host: Sangita Patel
Entertainment reporter, ET Canada
Noemi Spanos
EP, Dublin Murders
Sarah Phelps
EP and writer, Dublin Murders
Gosia Kamela
Drama and feature film production executive, Bell Media
Trish Williams
Executive director of scripted content, CBC
Marie McCann
Senior director of children’s content, CBC Kids
Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in charge of development, CBC Unscripted Content
Arif Noorani
Executive producer, CBC podcasts
Moderator: Agnes Augustin
President and CEO, Shaw Rocket Fund
Ryan Chanatry
Ryan Chanatry
General manager, Topic, from First Look Media Service
Vance Banzo
Actor, Tallboyz
Tim Blair
Actor, Tallboyz
Guled Abdi
Actor, Tallboyz
Franco Nguyen
Actor, Tallboyz
Christopher Plummer
Actor, Departure
Archie Panjabi
Actress, Departure
Jocelyn Hamilton
President - Canada, Television, Entertainment One
Moderator: Marguerite Pigott
Film Commissioner and director of entertainment Industries, City of Toronto
Colin Bohm
EVP content and corporate strategy, Corus
Brad Holcman
Senior director, A+E
Peter Emerson
President, Cineflix Media Inc.
Drew Buckley
Co-founder and chief operating officer , Electus
Paul DeBenedittis
EVP, Programming and Content Strategy, Nickelodeon
Mike Cosentino
President, Content and Programming, Bell Media
Jeff Hersh
VP, Strategy OTT Distribution and Premium SVOD, Bell Media
Olivia Wingate
Founder, Mo Studios
Lisa Hamilton Daly
Director, original series, Netflix
Adam Steinman
VP, creative, format, development & sales, Warner Bros. International Television Production
Carter Pilcher
CEO, Shorts International
Steve Raizes
SVP, Viacom Podcasts
Nataline Rodrigues
Director of original programming, Rogers Media
Molly Barton
CEO, Serial Box
Adriano Schmid
Senior director of Production, Discovery Networks International
Michael Rotenberg
Co-founder and partner, 3 Arts Entertainment
Kevin Beggs
Television chairman, Lionsgate
John Young
CEO, Boat Rocker Media
Leslie Merklinger
Senior director of Audio Innovation, CBC
JJ Johnson
Founding partner, Sinking Ship Entertainment
Sally Catto
General manager for programming, CBC
Mark Bishop
Co-CEO and partner, Marblemedia
Gave Lindo
Executive director of OTT programing, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Tom Hastings
Director, original programming, Drama, Bell Media
Meghan Hooper White
SVP, original movies, co-productions and acquistions, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies
Lisa Godfrey
VP, original content, Corus Entertainment
John Brunton
CEO, chairman and producer, Insight Productions
Susan Cavan
Executive producer, Tallboyz
Bruce McCulloch
Executive producer and showrunner, Tallboyz
Moderator: David Zitzerman
Partner and head of the Entertainment Law Group, Goodmans
Moderator: Valerie Creighton
President and CEO, Canada Media Fund
Kevin Healey
SVP of Alternative Comedy and Worldwide Formats, Propagate Content
Cathie James
Co-president, Proper Television
Jamie Brown
CEO & executive producer, Frantic Films
Moderator: Lon Hall
Owner, Hall Webber LLP
Moderator: Michael MacLennan
Screenwriter and producer
Moderator: David Jenkinson
Managing director, C21Media
Moderator: Adam Benzine
Editor, Content Canada
Margaret Dean
Head of Studio, Crunchyroll
Sean Cohan
President, Wheelhouse

To find out more about Content Canada and purchase Earlybird discounted tickets, please CLICK HERE.

About Content Canada
Content Canada is an annual event, taking place this year on September 10 and 11, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, offering a diverse program celebrating and exploring trends facing today’s content industry. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit:

For all Content Canada inquiries please contact:
Ferne Cohen: [email protected]

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