Fri, May 4 9:00am - 12:00pm | Rogers Industry Centre, 93 Charles Street West, 2nd Floor
Access: Industry Pass holders.
An annual town hall meeting of Canadian producers, directors, distributors, digital and broadcast execs, and policy makers who gather to share their ideas on the sector’s burning issues; to be at the heart of some hardcore industry introspection with an aim to building consensus and progressing beyond current obstacles. Participants will be directly involved in shaping the focus for this valuable industry introspection.
9:00 am Introduction and Opening Remarks
Sustaining Our Success In An Online World
As unregulated digital content providers proliferate in Canada, how can their popularity subsidize the production of Canadian content?
Ed Peill, Producer, Telltale Inc.
Paul Kemp, President and Executive Producer, Stornoway Productions
Transforming the Business
Learn about how new partnerships with corporations, NGOs and charities are impacting documentary form and business.
Moderated by Andrea Nemtin, President and CEO, S-VOX Foundation
Chris Kang, Co-Founder, Schools Without Borders
Andrew Nisker, Founder, Take Action Films
Laura Severinac, Campaigns Organizer, Greenpeace Canada
10:20–10:30 am Break
Telefilm Canada: Feature Financing in Canada
Telefilm Canada briefs the industry about documentary funding for features, and its new initiatives for film financing.
Dave Forget, Business Affairs and Certification, Telefilm
Best Practices in Canadian Crowd-Funding
Join a conversation about Crowd-funding in Canada.
Cameron McMaster, Policy and Research Analyst, Documentary Organization of Canada
Richard Hanet, Partner, Lewis Birnberg Hanet LLP
Measuring Documentary Success Beyond Eyeballs: What Alternative Performance Indicators Can We Imagine?
Four industry stakeholders discuss how they measure the success of documentaries outside of counting viewers.
Moderated by Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO, Knowledge Network
Lisa Clarkson, Executive Director, Business & Rights, CBC
Mark Le Blanc, Director, Legal Services & Business Affairs, TVO
Robin Mirsky-Daniels, Executive Director of Rogers Group of Funds, Rogers Communications
Presented in partnership with DOC
Rudy Buttignol - President & CEO, Knowledge Network
Rudy Buttignol is President and CEO of Knowledge Network, British Columbia’s public broadcaster, and President of BBC Kids, a national subscription channel. He also moderates financing forums in Amsterdam and Leipzig, and serves as a Board Director of several arts organizations. Currently, Buttignol is the President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Foundation; Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Hot Docs Trade Forum; Vice-Chair of the Association of Education Broadcasters of Canada; and a Director on the Board of the Vancouver International Film Festival. He was recently appointed by the federal government to the Cultural Properties Export Review Board. In the past, Buttignol was TVO’s Creative Head of Network Programming, Head of Independent Production, and Commissioning Editor. His notable commissions included The Corporation and Manufactured Landscapes. For 18 years, he worked as an independent writer and producer.