The Doc Summit - POV Docs: An Endangered Species Worth Saving?
Fri, May 6 10:50am - 11:15am | Rogers Industry Centre, 93 Charles Street West, 2nd Floor
Access: Industry Pass holders
A half-day town hall forum at which key film industry stakeholders share their ideas on the sector’s burning issues, with an aim to building consensus and progressing beyond current obstacles.
Reviewing the success of the CMF POV fund and exploring options for stimulating broadcaster demand and creating stable long-term funding.
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.
Edward has worked on a wide range of scripted and factual series during the past 15 years ranging from Trailer Park Boys to Tall Ship Chronicles. In 2003, he established Tell Tale Productions which focuses on producing documentaries and factual series and more recently mobile apps and feature films.
Anand Ramayya grew up in a film family – after being exposed to production at age 15, he never fully recovered. After formative years backpacking in Asia, Ramayya returned to found Karma Film. Dedicated to celebrating diversity and original voices, his productions have screened at festivals worldwide garnering over 30 awards including five Geminis.