Accelerating the film business from script to screen

Playback, Canada’s leading screen business publication, is launching a new virtual event and marketplace to bolster and celebrate the Canadian independent feature film industry and serve as an ignition point for new projects and partnerships. Two days of expert panels, pre-set meetings and networking will focus on the present and future of the film development, financing and production ecosystem.

Join creative and business professionals from across Canada and meet potential partners from the U.S., Europe and around the world. This event will draw producers, writers, directors, agents, funding bodies, investors and distribution professionals as well as festival programmers, streamers and other industry stakeholders to share strategies, facilitate partnerships and accelerate new opportunities.


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Tyler Levine
Carousel Pictures
head shot of Michael McGowan
Michael McGowan
Writer, Director and Producer (All My Puny Sorrows)
head shot of Trish Dolman
Trish Dolman
President, Producer & Director
Screen Siren Pictures Inc.
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Clement Virgo
Conquering Lion Pictures
head shot of Noah Segal
Noah Segal
Elevation Pictures Corp.
head shot of Naveen Prasad
Naveen Prasad
President & Co-Founder
Impossible Objects
head shot of Natalie Wegner
Natalie Wegner
Director of Development
head shot of Judy Lung
Judy Lung
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Touchwood PR
head shot of Joy Loewen
Joy Loewen
National Screen Institute
head shot of Sherien Barsoum
Sherien Barsoum
REMC (Racial Equity Media Collective)
head shot of Deanna Cadette
Deanna Cadette
Executive Director
Warner Bros Entertainment Canada Inc
head shot of Alan Wong
Alan Wong
Festival Manager
Gimli Film Festival
head shot of Lindsay Peters
Lindsay Peters
Industry Producer
St. John's International Women's Film Festival
head shot of Kate Jinx
Kate Jinx
Melbourne International Film Festival
head shot of Kate Fitzpatrick
Kate Fitzpatrick
Melbourne International Film Festival
head shot of Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
head shot of Erin Creasey
Erin Creasey
Manager, Industry Initiatives
Ontario Creates
head shot of Rose-Marie Couture
Rose-Marie Couture
Co-Founder & Head of Business Development
BlockFilm Inc.
head shot of Jennifer Blitz
Jennifer Blitz
Director Tax Credit & Financial Programs
Ontario Creates
head shot of Tamara Mariam Dawit
Tamara Mariam Dawit
REMC (Racial Equity Media Collective)
head shot of Nicolas Levene
Nicolas Levene
SVP, Business Affairs and International Operations
Myriad Pictures
head shot of Natalie Igelfeld
Natalie Igelfeld
Programming Manager, Crave
Bell Media
head shot of Jen Gorton
Jen Gorton
EVP, Film Production and Sales
head shot of Rick Dugdale
Rick Dugdale
President and CEO, Enderby Entertainment and Co-Founder, VUELE
Enderby Entertainment/VUELE
head shot of Pauline Couture
Pauline Couture
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
BLockFilm Inc
head shot of Johanne Larue
Johanne Larue
Directrice Générale de la Directrion Générale du Cinéma et de la production télévisuelle
SODEC European Office
head shot of Andre Beraud
Andre Beraud
Head of Scripted Programs and Feature Films/Premier Directeur, Emissions Dramatiques et Longs Metrages, Radio-Canada
ICI Radio-Canada Tele
head shot of Ian Mckee
Ian Mckee
Vuulr Pte Ltd
head shot of Brian Nitzkin
Brian Nitzkin
SVP, Business Affairs and International Operations
Myriad Pictures
head shot of Demetri Makoulis
Demetri Makoulis
VP, Sales
Film Movement
head shot of Pip Ngo
Pip Ngo
VP, Sales and Acquisitions
XYZ Films
head shot of Alec Ring
Alec Ring
Cinetic Media
head shot of James Fler
James Fler
Managing Director
Raven Banner Entertainment
head shot of Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson
Chairman of the Board
Liquid Media Group
head shot of Ronald Thomson
Ronald Thomson
Liquid Media Group
head shot of Andrew Frank
Andrew Frank
VP Sales & Acquisitions
Mongrel Media Inc
head shot of Crystal Bourbeau
Crystal Bourbeau
President, Worldwide Sales & Distribution
AGC Studios
head shot of Glen Basner
Glen Basner
head shot of Janne Barklis
Janne Barklis
Film Packaging and Sales Agent
The Gersh Agency
head shot of Greg Gertmenian
Greg Gertmenian
Head of Film Development & Script Analytics
head shot of Marina Cordoni
Marina Cordoni
Founder and Lead Producer
MCE (Marina Cordoni Entertainment)
head shot of Lauren Grant
Lauren Grant
Clique Pictures
head shot of Cara Cusumano
Cara Cusumano
Tribeca Festival Director & VP Programming
Tribeca Film Festival
head shot of Cameron Bailey
Cameron Bailey
Co-Head and Artistic Director
TIFF Toronto International Film Festival
head shot of Al Cossar
Al Cossar
Artistic Director
Melbourne International Film Festival
head shot of Simone Urdl
Simone Urdl
The Film Farm
head shot of Ken Dhaliwal
Ken Dhaliwal
Dentons Canada LLP
head shot of Meredith Vuchnich
Meredith Vuchnich
Screenwriter, Vuch Productions Inc
head shot of Kelly Townsend
Kelly Townsend
Senior Reporter and Special Reports Editor
Brunico Communications Ltd.
head shot of Anne-Marie Gelinas
Anne-Marie Gelinas
EMA Films
head shot of Shasha Nakhai
Shasha Nakhai
Director and Producer, Scarborough
Compy Films
head shot of Jenn Kuzmyk
Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
BANFF / Playback
head shot of Christa Dickenson
Christa Dickenson
CEO & Executive Director
Telefilm Canada
head shot of Niv Fichman
Niv Fichman
President & Founder
Rhombus Media Inc
head shot of Amos Adetuyi
Amos Adetuyi
CEO & Executive Producer
Circle Blue Entertainment
head shot of Laurie May
Laurie May
Founder and Co-President
Elevation Pictures Corp.
head shot of Shant Joshi
Shant Joshi
Fae Pictures Inc
head shot of Loretta Sarah Todd
Loretta Sarah Todd
Director, Showrunner, Producer, Writer
head shot of Josephine Anderson
Josephine Anderson
head shot of Ingrid Veninger
Ingrid Veninger
pUNK Films Inc.
head shot of Diana Sanchez
Diana Sanchez
Senior Director, Film
TIFF Toronto International Film Festival
head shot of Pauline Decroix
Pauline Decroix
head shot of Michael Hanley
Michael Hanley
Corus Writer's Apprentice Program
head shot of Alessandra Cannito
Alessandra Cannito
Programs Director
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival
head shot of Robyn Citizen
Robyn Citizen
International Programmer, Short Cuts
TIFF Toronto International Film Festival
head shot of Brendan McNeill
Brendan McNeill
Co-Founder - Production & Finance
End2End Media Group
head shot of Brenda Lieberman
Brenda Lieberman
Lead Features Programmer
Calgary International Film Festival
head shot of Jason Davies
Jason Davies
Co-Founder, Sales & Partnerships
End2End Media Group




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