Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Amos Adetuyi

CEO & Executive Producer
Circle Blue Entertainment

Amos Adetuyi is the executive producer of the legal drama Diggstown (CBC/BET), which was sold to FOX and is currently in its fourth season of productions. Amos’ television producer credits also include two internationally acclaimed TV series: Jozi H, a medical drama (CBC/SABC) nominated for Best Series Gemini, and the...more

Speaking on: Keynote conversation: Francesca Accinelli and Mehernaz Lentin, Telefilm Canada

Arielle Boisvert

Partner and EVP, Production
Brightlight Pictures

As EVP of Production, Arielle brings a breadth of experience to her position at Brightlight Pictures, having worked with both independent and major studios like Fox, Disney, Sony, Voltage, ABC, Netflix, and Amazon. Arielle has served as co-producer on the cult-favourite feature COLOSSAL (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis), and producer on...more

Lauren Grant

Founder
Clique Pictures

Lauren Grant owns Clique Pictures, a vibrant film and television production company that focuses on working with female creative talent in front and behind the camera. In 2021, Clique Pictures released the feature films Sugar Daddy and The Retreat as well as Lauren’s directorial debut Things We Feel But Do Not...more

Speaking on: Financing film

Shant Joshi

President
Fae Pictures Inc

Shant Joshi is a queer Indo-Canadian producer based in Los Angeles and Toronto. His credits include the films Framing Agnes (Sundance, NEXT Audience Award, NEXT Innovator Award), International Dawn Chorus Day (Berlin, TEDDY Award Winner), Porcupine Lake (Toronto), and Noor & Layla (BlackStar); the hit web series Teenagers (CSAs); and...more

Speaking on: Supporting underrepresented filmmakers

Laurie May

Co-Founder and Co-President
Elevation Pictures Corp.

Laurie has been in the film business for over twenty-five years. She is Co-Founder and Co-President of Elevation Pictures, a Canadian distribution company launched at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Elevation is one of the largest independent film companies in Canada, with accolades including The Imitation Game winning the...more

Charlotte Mickie

Vice President
Celluloid Dreams

Since 2017 Charlotte Mickie has served as Vice-President of Celluloid Dreams. Current Celluloid Dreams titles include Jafar Panahi's NO BEARS (Venice Biennale Competition, 2022, TIFF Special Presentation 2022, New York Film Festival 2022), Antonio Lukich's LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG (Venice Biennale, Orizzonte 2022, TIFF CWC 2022) and Graham Foy's THE MAIDEN (Venice...more

Naveen Prasad

President & Co-Founder
Impossible Objects

Lorne Price

Senior Vice-President
Sphere Films International

Lorne has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian and International Film and Television industry in development, production and distribution.  Early in his career he worked alongside pioneers John Dunning and Andre Link in a development role.  He then worked with producer Ina Fichman at Rock Demers’ Productions La...more

Loretta Sarah Todd

Producer & Director & Writer & Showrunner

Ms. Todd is a leader in Indigenous media, having directed over 100 projects including award-winning documentaries, such as Forgotten Warriors and Hands of History, with the NFB, plus digital media, animation and television. She is also a producer, who has contributed to the development of the Indigenous media industry, by...more

Jesse Wente

Outgoing Co-Executive Director Indigenous Screen Office
Indigenous Screen Office

Jesse Wente is a husband and father, as well as a writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts administrator. Born and raised in Toronto, his family comes from Chicago and Genaabaajing Anishinaabek and he is a member of the Serpent River First Nation. Jesse is best known for more than two decades...more

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