Marblemedia’s co-CEO Mark Bishop; Gave Lindo, executive director of OTT programing at CBC, Sally Catto, general manager, programming at CBC English Television and JJ Johnson, founding partner at Sinking Ship Entertainment, have joined the speaker line-up for Content Canada, which aims to define next generation content business this September.
Earlybird registration is officially open for Content Canada’s flagship event, taking place on September 10 and 11, 2019 in Toronto during TIFF. Click here to purchase tickets.
Offering Premiere Screenings and an Industry Conference all at the height of Toronto’s preeminent festival season, Content Canada offers delegates an unparalleled content event.
Content Canada is also launching its inaugural Development Market; a series of tailored B2B meetings that match the interests of qualified buyers with established producers, which will run across the two-day event.
Speakers joining the line-up include:
Mark Bishop, co-CEO and partner, Marblemedia
Bishop is Co-CEO and partner at Marblemedia. An accomplished entrepreneur, brand-builder and trusted media industry advocate, Bishop, alongside co-founder Matt Hornburg, has grown Marblemedia into one of Canada’s leading independent production, distribution and digital media companies.
In addition to serving as executive producer across Marblemedia’s successful portfolio of television and interactive digital media properties, Mark leads the company’s strategic growth and management of all divisional and corporate undertakings, including global distribution and sales (Distribution360), finance, marketing, digital media and new business ventures, such as Marblemedia’s YouTube digital channels, Marblekids and Marblejr.
Sally Catto, general manager, programming CBC English Television
Catto is the general manager, programming for CBC English Television. She oversees the strategic direction and programming of original & acquired scripted, digital original and unscripted programming for the network such as Schitt's Creek, Workin’ Moms, Kim’s Convenience, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Anne, Alias Grace and The Great Canadian Baking Show.
In her role she has also overseen the re-branding of the documentary strategy and the revitalization of Arts programming.
Catto has a long history at the CBC from her earliest days in 2001 as an executive in charge of production, drama to her subsequent positions including creative head, drama and executive director, commissioned & scripted programming. During her tenure she has overseen such programming as Heartland, Murdoch Mysteries, Book of Negroes, Being Erica and Mr. D.
Gave Lindo, executive director of OTT programing, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Lindo is the executive director of OTT programming for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he leads the content strategy for the public broadcaster’s over-the-top streaming service, CBC GEM, and oversees its slate of original digital content for all platforms. Prior to his appointment, he served as senior director and chief of staff of programming where he oversaw CBC’s programming operations and content partnerships. Previously, Lindo has served as the executive director of Reelworld Film Festival, as a business executive at CBC, and began his career as a corporate media lawyer. Lindo currently serves on a number of boards including Ontario Creates, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, and Laidlaw Foundation. He holds BA, MBA, and JD degrees from the University of Toronto.
JJ Johnson, founding partner, Sinking Ship Entertainment
Johnson is the creative force and founding partner of Sinking Ship Entertainment. He is an Emmy award-winning executive producer, and director, and Emmy nominated writer with international acclaim for over 15 series and 500 episode credits. He and Sinking Ship Entertainment are globally recognised for such successes as Annedroids, Odd Squad and the Dino Dan and Dino Dana series. He has been lauded by the Hollywood reporter as one of the top 20 under 35. Among his many accolades, J.J. made Emmy Award history in 2015 for being nominated three times in the same directing category for different series, going on to win the award for Outstanding Directing in a Children’s or Pre-School Children’s series for Odd Squad. J.J.’s additional contributions to the film and television industry include his participation in the Geena Davis Institute panel on STEM Trends in Media in 2017; he delivered the keynote address at the International Communication Association’s Children, Adolescents, and the Media conference in 2017; and he is currently co-chair of the Youth Media Alliance in Canada.
To find out more about Content Canada or to buy Earlybird tickets, please visit www.contentcanada.net.