Tuesday, January 15

8:30-9:00 - 2nd Floor Foyer

Light Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:10 - Midway Ballroom
Greetings from Cathy Cox, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Greetings from On Screen Manitoba Board of Directors Co-Chairs Phyllis Laing & Rob Rowan

9:10 - 10:30 - Midway Ballroom
The DNA of Eagle Vision – Diverse Talent and Timely Storylines
What are the best practices for inclusion, parity and diversity on production teams (on set and in-house)? Case studies Burden of Truth and Taken both demonstrate that Eagle Vision's approach is simply good business and possible to integrate for any production. Join Kristin Kreuk, Burden of Truth Executive Producer and the Series Lead "Joanna Chang”; Rebecca Gibson - Taken Executive Producer, Co-creator and Show Runner and Burden of Truth Recurring Character “Wendy Ross”; Brad Simpson -Burden of Truth Executive Producer, Writer, Creator; Michelle Latimer - Director of Burden of Truth and Taken; Kyle Irving - Partner in Eagle Vision and Sarah Adams, Executive in Charge of Production for Burden of Truth at CBC Television - for a conversation about what steps the teams have taken to integrate diverse Canadian talent, and timely, relevant story lines into the series, and how the results have in-turn garnered the international success of both shows. All this with a high integration of Manitoba talent behind, and in front of the camera.

Moderator: Marcia Douglas, Senior Director, Business Affairs, CMPA

10:30 - 10:45 - Foyer
Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45 - Midway Ballroom
Emerging Opportunities: CBC Digital
Lauren Corber, producer of How to Buy A Baby and My 90 Year-Old Roommate and Supinder Wraich, writer and star of Bad Beti along with Zach Feldberg and Mélanie Lê Phan of CBC Digital, discuss the development and production of these two new online series.

Moderator: Leslea Mair, President & CEO, Zoot Pictures

11:45 - 12:15 - Midway Ballroom
Interview with Vanessa Case, SVP Studio, Vice Canada at Vice Media

Interviewer: Angela Heck, Director, Digital & Strategic Initiatives, National Screen Institute – Canada

12:30 - 1:45 - West Ballroom
Lunch & Interview with Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

1:45 - 2:45 - Midway Ballroom
Country-to-Country Funds: A Gateway to International Co-productions
Join Roberto Olla (Eurimages); Guy Daleiden (Luxembourg Film Fund); Michel Pradier (Telefilm Canada); and Nathalie Clermont (CMF); as they discuss how country-to-country funds provide new gateways to facilitate feature film co-productions. 

Moderator: Stéphanie Chapelle, Business Affairs Consultant, IBA Central

2:15 - 2:45 - HEC Rooms
Micro-Session Industry Orientation: Who Does What in Manitoba?
John Gill, Executive Director (National Screen Institute - Canada), Neila Benson, Executive Director, (Film Training Manitoba), Greg Klimkyw Executive Director, (Winnipeg Film Group), Louise O’Brien-Moran (Manitoba Film & Music), Nicole Matiation, Executive Director, (On Screen Manitoba) in a brief introduction to local industry organizations and their roles.

Moderator: Iris Yudai, Executive Producer, CBC Manitoba

2:45 - 3:15 - HEC Rooms
Micro-Session with Hot Docs: Become an Industry & Festival Insider
Answers to all your questions about Hot Docs Industry & Festival. Curious about Hot Docs’ funds, filmmaker labs or marketplace? Discover how to make the most out of attending the festival and the opportunities available to finance your film. Learn tips for when your film premieres at Hot Docs. You will leave this session a Hot Docs insider.

2:45 - 3:00 - Foyer
Coffee Break

3:00 – 3:45 - Midway Ballroom
Percy, A Case Study in Building a Financial Structure with Private and Public Funds
Brendon Sawatzky (Inferno Pictures), Ethan Lazar (Scythia Films), Michael Steinberg (National Bank) and Michel Pradier (Telefilm Canada) will discuss how the development and financing structure of Percy came together.

Moderator: Liz Shorten, Senior Vice-President, Operations & Member Services, CMPA

3:45 - 4:30 - Midway Ballroom
Canadian Broadcasters – Renewed Opportunities for Feature Films

Mehernaz Lentin (CBC Films); Tom Hastings (Bell Media) and Alan Bacchus (Harold Greenberg Fund) discuss emerging opportunities for feature films through Canadian broadcasters. The discussion will focus on audience trends and the opportunity for feature film with Canadian broadcasters today including funding programs.

Moderator: Kathleen McInnis, Festival Strategist, See Through Films

4:30 - 5:15 - Midway Ballroom
Festival Strategy: Build Your Audience, Build Your Profile
Kathleen McInnis, festival strategist, shares her best practices on how to plan and implement a festival strategy that is the right fit for your project.

Interviewer: Joy Loewen, Manager, Programs & Development, National Screen Institute – Canada

4:00 – 6:00 - East Ballroom
One-on-one Meetings

5:30 - 7:00 - Foyer