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Asia Pacific Hall [clear filter]
Friday, November 5

1:00pm PDT

Buyer Panel

Join moderator Deb Wainwright for a candid discussion with some of Canada's broadcasters on how they are now developing Canadian IP.  

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Rob Hardy

President, Fireworks Media Group
Robert Hardy is President, Canada of Fireworks Media Group. A seasoned television writer andproducer, he is also the producer and showrunner of Fireworks’ hit History Channel / Netflixdocumentary series Big Timber; producer and executive producer of HGTV’s The PamelaAnderson Home... Read More →

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Heather Williamson

Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual & Reality, Bell Media
As Production Executive for Bell Media’s Original Programming, Factual and Reality,  Heather Williamson oversees a production and development slate that includes the Discovery Canada hit series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: SECRET HISTORY, as well... Read More →
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Christina Willings

Christina is Snr Production Executive with the TELUS original team, which funds independently produced mid-length and long form documentaries and doc series for TELUS Optik VOD and web platforms.Recent TELUS original titles include Dark Cloud:  The High Cost of Cyberbullying... Read More →
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Brad Danks

OUTtv Media Global Inc.
Since 2016, Brad Danks, J.D, has been the CEO of OUTtv Media Global Inc., ("OMG") theworld's largest producer and aggregator of original LGBTQ+ film and television content.Brad began his career as an entertainment lawyer with a distinguished practice thatincluded working for many US and International Studios, Broadcasters and Financiers ofentertainment content. He joined... Read More →
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Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted and Factual, Corus
Kathleen Meek is Manager, Original Content, Scripted and Factual for Corus Entertainment. Inthis capacity, she is responsible for a portfolio of original scripted and factual series for GlobalTelevision, History® Canada, Showcase, Adult Swim and W. She is Production Executive onGlobal’s... Read More →

Friday November 5, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

4:00pm PDT

In Conversation with FactualWEST Impact Award Winner


Friday November 5, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Saturday, November 6

9:30am PDT


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Robin Esrock

Travel Writer and TV Host
Robin Esrock’s success as a global adventurer, travel writer, bestselling author, and international TV personality is no accident — although it did start with one. After a bike accident left him with a modest insurance settlement, Esrock quit his job to set off on a one-year... Read More →

Saturday November 6, 2021 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

10:30am PDT

"Real" Casting

Join us for a live streamed conversation with multi-Emmy award winning casting director- Executive Vice President, Casting & Talent | ITV America, Danielle Gervais. With more than a decade of experience developing and packaging talent for unscripted television, Gervais’s credits for ITV America include CBS’s Love Island, FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and The Four, HISTORY’s Pawn Stars and Forged in Fire, and FYI’s Tiny House Nation, among many more. Gervais oversees the largest in house casting department in unscripted. Join us for this candid talk about her career path, her approach in finding the next big reality star and what you need to think about when packaging the next hit show. Guest will be joining via Zoom.

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Ed de Rivaz

SVP Development, Great Pacific Media
Ed has over a decade of broad experience developing and producing factual content in Canada and the United States. As an executive producer at History Channel US he developed original series and oversaw legacy shows including Ax Men, Doomsday: 10 Ways The World Will End, Milwaukee... Read More →

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Danielle Gervais

Executive Vice President, Casting & Talent, ITV America
Danielle Gervais is executive vice president of casting and talent at ITV America, servicing current series and development across the company’s six vertical production labels – ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and... Read More →

Saturday November 6, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

11:45am PDT

Case Study: To Catch & Kill with Fenton Bailey

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes is 6 x 30-minute docuseries will focus on Farrow’s interviews with whistleblowers, journalists, private investigators and others. It is billed as an expansion of the book and podcast series, the former of which played a major role in the downfall of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Hear first hand from Emmy award-winning director Fenton Bailey on how this show came together and landed in your ears and on screen. Guest will be joining via Zoom.

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Sheona McDonald

Sheona has worked in the Canadian film & television industry as a writer, producer and director, for over two decades. Recent films include Into Light, Dead Man’s Switch a crypto mystery, Candice, A Short Essay on Men, and Inside Her Sex. She is currently working on a new draft... Read More →

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Francy Kachler

Producer & Writer
Francisca Kachler is a Los Angeles based documentary film and television editor and producer with over 15 years of experience. Her latest project "Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes" marks her 9th collaboration with award winning documentary filmmakers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey... Read More →
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Fenton Bailey

Co-Founder, World of Wonder
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are the co-founders of the innovative and Emmy® Award winning production company, World of Wonder Productions.Together, they have produced and directed award-winning films and documentaries such as Catch and Kill: the Podcast Tapes with Ronan Farrow... Read More →

Saturday November 6, 2021 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

2:00pm PDT

Between Two Showrunners

Join two showrunners as they discuss their jobs, biggest successes and failures, learn what they want in a team and how they got their big break. Ever want to be a fly on the wall? This is your chance to listen in.

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Nicole Tomlinson

Showrunner, Great Pacific Media
Nicole Tomlinson has worked in factual television for 15 years, in production and post-production, on unscripted and scripted shows. Her focus is character-driven entertainment with technical elements, including Yukon Gold, Airshow, Hell Below and Battle Castle. On Highway Thru... Read More →
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Geoffrey Sharp

Geoffrey Sharp has more than thirty-five years of experience in the entertainment business. Hehas worked as a director, writer, producer and showrunner. His original training was as anactor, appearing in the original Broadway and National Tours of Brighton Beach Memoirs andBiloxi... Read More →

Saturday November 6, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

3:15pm PDT

Case Study: Up & Vanished with Donald Albright & Payne Lindsey

Join us on the main stage at the end of the day for an intimate conversation with Executive Producers Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey from the Atlanta based creative content company, Tenderfoot TV. They will discuss the rise of their pod cast company and the various series such as the hit show Up & Vanished which started the trajectory of the company. Recently, Up and Vanished was produced for the Oxygen network. If you've ever wanted to be inspired to just take a chance and tell your story, this is the session for you. 

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Kate Green

Executive Producer, Kate Green Productions
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Payne Lindsey

Co-founder, Tenderfoot TV
Payne Lindsey is an Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the co-creator and host of the hit podcasts “Up and Vanished”, “Atlanta Monster, “ “Dead and Gone” and “Radio Rental”. In 2016, Lindsey launched Atlanta-based content creation co... Read More →
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Donald Albright

President and Co-Founder, Tenderfoot TV
California native Donald Albright is an entrepreneur, producer and co-founder of Atlanta-based content creation company, Tenderfoot TV.In 2016, Albright joined friend and music video director Payne Lindsey to launch Tenderfoot TV, a content creation company that works with fellow creators to bring stories to life through an array of entertainment media -- including podcasts, live shows, television, film, and other digi... Read More →

Saturday November 6, 2021 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Asia Pacific Hall Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
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