Wednesday January 17
Registration - (2nd Floor Foyer)
Light breakfast available
8:30 - 9:00am
Welcome - (Midway Ballroom)
The YouTube Model: Opportunities for Production Companies - (Midway Ballroom)
Canadian media production companies produce content for every platform today. This panel
explores the experience of two Canadian production companies in the YouTube space.
Kit Redmond (RTR Media), Morghan Fortier (Skyship Entertainment)
Moderator: Dan Levitt (Long Haul Management)
9:00 - 10:00am
Coffee Break - (2nd Floor Foyer)
10:00 - 10:15am
Developing Formats: What are the Opportunities in Canada and Internationally? - (Midway Ballroom)
A discussion about the demand for formats with a focus on Canadian formats in international
markets and the adaptation of international formats to the Canadian market.
Murray Battle (Knowledge Network), Debbie Brown (Corus Entertainment), Corrie Coe (Bell Media),
Adam Steinman (Warner Brothers International TV Production)
Moderator: Jeff Peeler (Frantic Films)
10:15 - 11:15am
Inside the Development Process for TV Drama - (Midway Ballroom)
Through candid discussion of successful projects, this session offers an inside look
at the development process within a leading Canadian production company and Bell Media.
Tara Woodbury (Sphère Média Plus), Tom Hastings (Bell Media)
Moderator: Joy Loewen (National Screen Institute - Canada)
11:15 - 12:15pm
Lunch - (West Ballroom)
12:15 - 1:00pm
Affecting Change in Our Industry – Respect, Parity & Inclusion - (Midway Ballroom)
What part can each of us play in changing the culture of our film and television industry?
Stakeholders across Canada are involved in a variety of different initiatives to address issues of
inequality in terms of representation on screen and behind the camera. Learn about what
is being undertaken nationally and locally, here in Manitoba.
Corrie Coe (Bell Media), Carole Vivier (Manitoba Film & Music), Nadine Pinette (ACTRA Manitoba),
Lisa Meeches (Eagle Vision)
Moderator: Melanie Nepinak Hadley (CBC)
1:00 - 2:00pm
One-on-One Meetings - (West Ballroom)
1:15 - 4:00pm
Closing Networking Reception - (2nd Floor Foyer)
4:00 - 6:00pm