Banff World Media Festival

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BANFF to host Jed Mercurio’s first North American engagement

The U.K. showrunner behind Bodyguard and Line of Duty will take part in the festival’s ‘In Conversation With’ series.

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BANFF announces Surviving R. Kelly master class

Producers of the Lifetime documentary series will discuss tackling its difficult subject matter on a global platform.

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Sarah Barnett, Paul Feig join BANFF speaker lineup

The pair will join the festival’s 2019 Summit Series, which also features Jeffrey Katzenberg and PBS head Paula A. Kerger.

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Paula Kerger to speak to modern pubcasting at BANFF

The longtime PBS president and CEO will be a featured keynote speaker in the festival’s new Summit Series.

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Randy Lennox on Bell Media, BANFF and brand ubiquity

The media co president discusses the power of “prophetic discussions,” his new role as BANFF chair and competing with international entities.

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BANFF names participants of 2019 Diversity of Voices initiative

The 100 producers and creators will attend the Banff World Media Festival to connect with industry leaders, with 25 chosen for individual mentorship.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg to keynote BANFF 2019

The industry mogul will kick off the festival’s 40th anniversary with a discussion about his high-profile new venture, Quibi.

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Randy Lennox elected chair of Banff World Media Festival

The Bell Media president takes over from outgoing chair John Morayniss, who ends his three-year term.

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VIFF’ 18: The roadmap to Big Country

Producer Michael Tanko Grand talks producing his first project, director Kat Jayme’s Finding Big Country, which has its world premiere at the fest.

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Distribution360 inks deals for Canadian series at Banff

Universal Kids picks up marblemedia and Proper Television’s Driving Me Crazy, while Snapshots, The Mystery Files and others head overseas.

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Banff ’18: Kevin MacLellan on Hayu’s Canadian launch

NBCU’s chairman of global distribution and international discusses the SVOD’s rollout, working with local broadcasters and competing globally.

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Banff ’18: Netflix partners on Diversity of Voices initiative

The global streamer has signed a five-year commitment as title partner of the program, which supports underrepresented creative producers.