Banff World Media Festival

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BANFF festival launches Diversity of Voices Initiative

The program aims to provide mentorship and market-access opportunities for 100 Indigenous, Francophone and female industry professionals.

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Canadian projects pick up 34 Rockie Award noms

Travelers, Schitt’s Creek and How to Buy a Baby are among the series up for some hardware at the Banff World Media Festival program competition.

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NBCU’s Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellan to keynote BANFF

The 2018 Company of Distinction is also bringing eight of its most senior executives, including Jeff Wachtel and Deirdre Brennan, to the Alberta festival’s 39th edition.

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From Collingwood to Carter: How Amaze built its new primetime show

At BanffConnectTO in Toronto, the team behind Carter, airing this spring on Bravo in Canada and AXN internationally, shared its origin story and how it landed in a sweet primetime slot.

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Banff World Media Festival to honour NBCUniversal

The global media co will be presented with the Company of Distinction award at the four-day festival in June.

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Jenn Kuzmyk named exec director of BANFF

The former director of international distribution at Proper Rights will head up all commercial activities and partnerships related to the festival.

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Ferne Cohen exits Brunico Communications

The executive director of the Banff World Media Festival has left her role in order to pursue other business opportunities.

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Jumping into bed with competitors, and 4 other Banff takeaways

Do network brands even matter any more? What content is selling globally? Five insights from the top media execs from around the world.

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Banff ’17: Breaking down the techy future of content

Between voice search, AI and Facebook commissioning scripted content, media leaders assess technology challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Banff ’17: AMPIA, China’s Guangdong province partner

The provincial association aims to increase copro opportunities and open up a potential market of 120 million viewers for Alberta producers.

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Banff ’17: Int’l buyers talk commissioning strategies

Execs from NBC, Lifetime and Discovery weigh in on what shows they’re looking for and how they’re trying to distinguish their brands in a crowded market.