The Drake Hotel, Toronto • 11-13 September 2023

Karen Tohana
Director, English Content
Canada Media Fund
Karen is a media industry veteran with the rather unique experience of working in many sectors of the Canadian content industry, including stints in public and private broadcasting, production, distribution, and financing. Based in Toronto, she joins the CMF as Director of English Content, following her most recent role as Business & Rights Manager of Unscripted Programming at the CBC, where her remit included negotiating and drafting business deals for premium formats and unscripted content for all platforms. Prior to joining the CBC, Karen worked as a business analyst and as Interim Deputy Director at Telefilm, where her interest in policy emerged as a member of the CMFPA. Highlights during her time at Telefilm included meeting with producers across the country to launch and introduce new CMF funds, making guideline recommendations and writing funding reports for the CMF, and actively keeping track of issues and legislation that impacted the industry.

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