CONNECT, in partnership with the OMDC, pairs you with Canadian digital content industry leaders. Discuss potential collaborations, content pitches and possible business deals. Six specially selected meeting delegates will hold 6 x 20 minute meetings over 2 hours. 12 selected content creators can book 3 meetings each. Due to the limited capacity, creators are asked to apply to participate to ensure the best possible delegate matches.
Thursday February 23, 2017
3-7pm Connect Networking Event
7-10pm Creator Community Social Meetup
Free to apply
$10 fee to participate if you are selected
Fee is waived for IWCC members
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 11:59pm
Notification Date: Feb 13
Lisa Baylin is the VP, Content & Production at iThentic, a digital content and distribution company. Lisa has produced various scripted and non-scripted series including: Save Me (CBC); Space Riders SI & SII (Bell Media, Hulu); The Nations (CBC Comedy) and the Emmy Award and Canadian Screen Award winning branded transmedia series GUIDESTONES SI & SII (Bell Media, Hulu). iThentic is open to receiving pitches from concept stage through to distribution.
With a decade of experience in the media industry, Saida Ali joined Blue Ant International in 2014 in preparation for the division's launch at MIPtv. She currently works across the divisions marketing & conference initiatives and assists the sales and acquisitions team in sourcing new content across genres.
Lucy Stewart has produced hundreds of hours of successful, award winning programs. Recent credits include the popular Air Farce NYE Specials (CBC), at over 2.1 million viewers this year, the new series My Kitchen Can Be Anything (cbc.ca) and Second Jen (City). Also, Newborn Moms (CBC, ABC), and 16 seasons of Royal Canadian Air Farce (CBC). Currently Lucy is in production on the second season of My Kitchen Can Be Anything (cbc.ca), development on more episodes of Second Jen (City) and preproduction on the Air Farce Canada 150 Special. She's happy to take pitches!
Corey is the voice of Portfolio on the international stage. As our International Distribution Manager, he manages the complex process of series distribution from start to finish with a global roster of broadcasters and partners. Corey is available for Pitching & Business meetings.
Amy Gray has spent many years working in sales and distribution in the television industry in Canada, currently with Breakthrough Entertainment. She is seasoned in rights management and legal affairs, and has worked for the likes of Columbia Media TriStar and Freemantle Media. She graduated from the Film program at Niagara College.
Bryn Wiebe currently works in film and television distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment. She has developed projects for broadcast television clients in the US and Canada, as well as produced and production designed for indie films screened at TIFF and across the US. She graduated from the Film program at Ryerson University.
Sasha is managing editor, video at Huffington Post Canada. He has worked in newspapers since 1990, which is why he refers to the media business as “newspapers.” He began as a reporter at the Calgary Herald before jumping into the digital world as web editor at the Globe and Mail in 2000 where he helped build the video operation. He joined AOL Canada in 2013. He manages a team of seven video creators and helps develop HuffPost Canada Studios Originals slate of web series.
Mark Charles, Director, Partner Studio AOL Canada, has experience that has straddled both sides of the Atlantic. His strategic thinking and creative flair have kept him at the forefront of the creative ad industry, landing him key positions at Hearst/National Magazines, Conde Nast UK Vogue, Asos.com, DMG Media, Rogers Media and The Star Media Group. He leads the Partner Studio brand solutions content team and is charged with creating integrated cross-screen custom content solutions exclusively for AOL advertisers.
Kait Howell is a Host and Producer at The Huffington Post Canada where she dedicates the majority of her time to developing unique and thought-provoking lifestyle videos.She previously founded a YouTube channel for young women that featured informed conversations on issues such as body image, puberty and self-confidence.If you have a pitch that you hope to refine or wish to learn more about how you can collaborate with HuffPost, please contact Kait.
The IWCC presents this event in partnership with the Ontario Media Development Corporation