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Media leaders talk insurance, co-commissioning during pandemic

Insurance remains an unanswered question as companies examine risk on a project-by-project basis, execs from Lionsgate, HBO Max, Yes Studios and CBC told BANFF delegates.

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Adapting Snowpiercer: giant trains, ‘cli-fi’ and Orphan Black alums

Graeme Manson, Marty Adelstein and the team behind the TNT series told the story of bringing the property to TV as BANFF’s virtual festivities got underway.

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BANFF 2020 goes virtual with four-month content and events program

The festival’s 41st edition kicks off May 26 with a master class session featuring post-apocalyptic drama Snowpiercer.

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BANFF cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

“Cancelling the festival after 41 years of success was not a decision we took lightly, but it was the right thing to do for festival delegates, speakers, and staff,” said chair Randy Lennox.

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Ted Sarandos to keynote BANFF’s Summit Series

Netflix’s chief content officer will take part in a fireside chat set for Monday, June 15.

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Sandra Dewey and Colin Bohm join BANFF board of directors

The WarnerMedia and Corus execs join as the Alberta festival gears up for its 41st edition in June.

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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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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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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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Disney|ABC named Company of Distinction at Banff

Senior execs from the U.S. media co, including Patrick Moran, will deliver keynote presentations at the media festival.