Telefilm Canada Tête-à-Têtes

More meetings = more access. Established industry professionals are welcome to sign up for a limited number of one-on-one meetings with conference guest speakers.

Access is included in your Day Pass and/or Industry Delegate Pass but meetings are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required. Application due September 19th, 2014.



Thursday, October 2, 2014, 3:45-5:00pm

Aaron Simpson, VP – Animation & Business Development, Mondo Media Inc.
Alex Marvar, Director of Marketing, VHX
Dylan Marchetti, EVP, Theatrical Distribution and Marketing, Amplify Releasing
Emily Alden, Vice President, Pacific Northwest Pictures
Emily Best, CEO/Founder, Seed&Spark
Hussain Amarshi, President and Founder, Mongrel Media
J. Joly, CEO/Founder, CineCoup
Jesse Albert, Producer, Xpansive Media
James Emanuel Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer, Drafthouse Films
Marc Hofstatter, Head of Film, Indiegogo
Marc Schiller, CEO/Founder, BOND Strategy and Influence
Phoenix Gonzalez, Co-Founder & COO/Head of Business Development, Dotstudioz
Sara Kiener, Co-Founder, Film Presence
Selena Paskalidis, Co-Founder & CFO/CMO Partner, Dotstudioz
Straith Schreder, Director of Brand Marketing, BitTorrent


Friday, October 3, 2014, 4:00-5:15pm

Adam Reed, Creator, Archer
Chris Collins, Executive Producer/Head Writer, Sons of Anarchy
Jack Amiel, Co-creator, The Knick
Michele McMahon, Development Manager, Independent Production, Bell Media

Telefilm Canada Speed Dating Sessions

Designed for emerging and transitioning filmmakers, these sessions are the perfect opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with local senior production executives and broadcasters; pitch projects; receive feedback; and forge new relationships! Limited capacity, first-come, first-served basis, pre-registration required. Limit is two meetings per speed dater and you must have purchased an additional item to the conference to be eligible for registration. Speed Dating Sessions are $15 per meeting.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm

Blake Corbet, Producer, Blake Corbet Productions
Bruce Whitty, Factual Series Producer + Bryan Sullivan, Producer, Make Believe Media
David Gullason, Executive and Series Producer, Omnifilm Entertainment
John Galway, President, Harold Greenberg Fund
Maureen Levitt, Creative Development, Western Canada, Super Channel
Michael Ghent, Producer , Two 4 The Money Media Inc.
Prem Gill, Director, Original Production & Programming, TELUS Content Solutions
Shirley Vercruysse, Executive Producer, National Film Board of Canada

Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm

Brian Hamilton, Principal and Executive Producer, Omnifilm Entertainment
Hillary Hennessy
, Development Producer + Nicholas Treeshin, Development Producer, Force Four Entertainment
Laura Good, Scripted Development Coordinator, Omnifilm Entertainment
Leah Mallen, Head of Development, Reunion Pictures
Maureen Levitt, Creative Development, Western Canada, Super Channel
Michael Ghent, Producer , Two 4 The Money Media Inc.
Murray Battle, Director of Original Content and Brand, British Columbia’s Knowledge Network 


Meetings must be scheduled through the Industry Office at 604.685.3547 or email