Strategic Partners unveils co-pro conference lineup


Halfire-Core Entertainment’s Noreen Halpern is to deliver the opening keynote address at the upcoming Strategic Partners film, TV and digital coproduction forum in Halifax.

Halpern will tell Strategic Partners delegates about using non-traditional financing to produce straight-to-TV series orders for international broadcasters.

The Atlantic Film Festival conference has also booked a film finance panel of U.S. equity investors and financiers that includes Wendy Moore of First Republic Bank, Primeridian Entertainment’s Tim O’Hair, Stuart Pollock of Indomitable Entertainment and Mark Hutchison of Rothstein Kass.

And an international TV series collaborations panel will be filled by ZDF’s Tasja Abel, Susan Alexander of Canada’s Shaw Media, and Shawn Piller of Piller/Segan/Shepherd.

Strategic Partners also plans a digital panel led by Mark Bishop of marblemedia, Jill Burkhart of the U.S.-based EPIX platform, Kristi Felton of DirecTV, HBO Canada’s Kathleen Meek, Karthiga Ratnasabapathy of Tricon Film and Television and Mike Rubsamen of GoDigital.

And Secret Location’s James Milward will close Strategic Partners with a session on creating a “digital blueprint” for a feature film.