Diversity in focus at Content Canada Digital Summit

Content Canada is set to host a round table discussion focused on ways to bring about lasting diversity and inclusion in the Canadian media industry, taking place at its Digital Summit.

In partnership with the Canada Media Fund, the roundtable will feature some of Canada’s leading independent production voices, offering a candid view of diversity behind and in front of the camera. It will also focus on a way forward and propose changes to try and have the industry be more reflective of Canada’s diverse and inclusive society as a whole.

Moderated by actor, producer and founder/executive director of the Reelworld Film Festival, Tonya Williams, the roundtable will also feature: versatile television producer, Floyd Kane; film director, producer and founding member of the Racial Equity Media Collective, Sherien Barsoum; documentary and fiction filmmaker from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, Tracey Deer; and independent documentary producer/director, Allison Duke.

Diversity in Focus Roundtable

“We’re grateful to have assembled such a diverse and esteemed group of industry voices for this important roundtable discussion,” said Valerie Creighton, president and CEO of the Canada Media Fund. “The CMF is committed to propelling the industry forward towards better inclusion and representation. One of our commitments is to feature BIPOC leaders at industry events to champion their achievements and contributions to the industry. Our partnership with Content Canada on this roundtable discussion is just one in a series of positive steps we have initiated to move closer to that goal and generate the meaningful conversations that will lead to lasting change.”

Content Canada, CEO Ferne Cohen said: “We are proud to partner with the CMF to present thought leaders to opine on positive steps the industry can take to further the objective of diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera. I look forward to presenting this important session to our global audience during the Digital Summit.”

The session will be published by Content Canada’s Digital Summit on September 16, 2020, and available free of charge for to all registered users. To register CLICK HERE.

About Content Canada’s Digital Summit
Throughout the month of September 2020, Content Canada’s Digital Summit will publish a collection of dynamic content that puts the Canadian business in perspective, and amplifies its mission to the world. The Summit will feature a mix of digitally delivered sessions, masterclasses, screenings, podcasts, live-streamed keynote interviews and a host of related content.

For any inquiries regarding Content Canada Digital First please visit www.contentcanada.net or contact: Carrie Habert at [email protected].
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