7th May 2009

Kids and Animation Day At Banff Festival

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Banff World Television FestivalBanff – Featuring top television program creators, broadcasters, and executives in children’s and animation television industries, Kids and Animation Day includes sessions, networking opportunities,Banff Kids & Animation broadcaster briefings and spotlights on high-profile players in the industry.

Network with and hear from:

Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group
David Levine, VP, Worldwide Programming Strategy and Windowing, Disney Channel and Jetix
Agnes Augustin, President, Shaw Rocket Fund
Joan Lambur, Executive Producer, Breakthrough Entertainment
Matt Hornburg, Partner/Producer, Marble Media
Vince Commisso, President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment
Toper Taylor, President and COO, Cookie Jar Entertainment
Stuart Snyder, President and COO, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting
Frank Saperstein, SVP Animation and Children’s Programming, E1 Entertainment
Joe Godwin, Head of News, Factual and Entertainment, BBC Children’s
Beth Stevenson, Executive Vice President, Production and Development
Ira Levy, Executive Producer, Breakthrough Entertainment
Finn Arneson, SVP Original Animation and Acquisitions, Cartoon Network
Jocelyn Hamilton, VP Programming and Production, Corus Kids

Sessions will run concurrently with the regularly scheduled sessions on Tuesday, June 9.

Sessions in the Spotlight:

Telus Digital Features Forum – Wednesday, June 10, 1:30pm

In 2009 the CRTC has undertaken a variety of consultations on New Media and traditional broadcast regulatory frameworks to deal with disruption across the media value chain. Additionally Canadian Heritage and House and Senate committees are looking at the “crisis in broadcasting.” The debate in 2009 increasingly has focused on the negative rather than the positive and emphasized intervention online and taxation/subsidy as the way of the future.

Join Alan Sawyer (Principal Consultant, Two Solitudes Consulting), Michael Hennessey (SVP, Telus), Norm Bolen (President, CFTPA), Ian Kelso (President & CEO, Ontario Interactive) and Michael Mcguigan, CFO, Breakthrough Films as they discuss public policy, business realities and consumer demand and try to decicde whose hands are on the steering wheel when it comes to the development of digital markets for content and applications.

Thinking Outside the Bank: Reinventing Ways to Finance Your Show
Wednesday, June 10, 1:30pm

Join Gavin Reardon (Incendo Media), Steve Jarosz (9 Story Entertainment), and David Brady (Cream Productions) to discuss production financing secrets of the trade. Never has there been a more important time to be aware of and able to use all possible advantages in order to finance and deliver your production. Don’t miss this fundamentally important session which will give you the tools to profit in a changing marketplace.

Only One Week left to Apply for TV 360 – Application deadline is 5pm EST, May 15, 2009

The Telefilm Canada TV 360 Program is designed to train Canadian writers, directors, developers, interactive designers, show developers, TV, film and new media producers, to develop multiplatform projects and pitch them successfully both to Canadian and international buyers. Prior new media experience is not necessary. Accepted applicants will receive full festival registration which includes admission to all official social events, air transportation and hotel accommodation.

How Will Digital Media Change the Television Landscape?

Find out at nextMEDIA Banff, June 5-7, 2009, the three day digital arm of the Banff World Television Festival. Join leading broadcasters, content owners, publishers, advertisers, agencies, solution providers and digital media pioneers to examine the emerging digital media landscape.

Register NOW and SAVE with the Spring Combo Rate to nextMEDIA Banff & the Banff World Television Festival.

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