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INDUSTRY PANELS

OUR FREE INDUSTRY PANELS CREATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

FOR EMERGING FILMMAKERS & STORYTELLERS.  

Learn from the experts, and get real advice that you won't hear anywhere else. Each panel features prominent industry leaders and gives attendees the opportunity to interact with the artists. You will be able to sit in on insightful discussions, while also getting the chance to drive the discussion with your questions.

Oct. 21, 2021  |   12:30PM - 2:00PM EST

IPF CASE STUDY
 Scripted Short Form Series: How to Develop Your Package for Funding

IPF presents the honourable team - Nisha Khan, Rabiya Mansoor, and Marushka Almeida from (Get Up, Aisha) and the award-winning creators Lindsay & Justin Lee from (Miikshi The Meek Sheep) who will take the reins to ask the real, relevant questions in this candid and dynamic two‐way interview. From proof‐of‐concepts to awards notoriety, these peers re‐examine the top takeaways of their short-form projects and investigate each others' processes that have forged their paths to success.

MODERATOR

Mark Shapland
Program Coordinator
IPF

 

PANELISTS

Lindsay Lee
Producer, Puppeteer
Miikshi The Meek Sheep

Justin T. Lee
VFX Artist, Puppeteer
Miikshi The Meek Sheep

Nisha Khan
Writer
Get Up, Aisha

Rabiya Mansoor
Comedian, Writer, Actor, Producer
Get Up, Aisha

Marushka Jessica Almeida
Writer, Producer
Get Up, Aisha

Sponsored By

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Oct. 23, 2021  |   2:30PM - 3:30PM EST

Directing: From Indie Films to Episodic Television 
Presented by DGC National

DGC National presents the Directing: From Indie Film to Episodic Television panel which includes several distinguished directors who share their experiences and expertise on their transition from directing indie films to television in today’s media landscape.

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MODERATOR

Warren Sonoda
National President
Directors Guild of Canada

PANELISTS

R.T. Thorne
Creator/Director
Utopia Falls, Kung Fu

Winnifred Jong
Director
Nurses, Tokens

Sharon Lewis
Director
With Wonder, Murdoch Mysteries

Hans Engel
Senior Manager
DGC

Sponsored By

Oct. 25, 2021  |   1:30PM - 2:30PM EST

Telefilm Canada Case Study
Welcome to This Place

From idea to script to screen - this is the step-by-step road map to taking the journey from idea to completion with Telefilm Canada. Join us with Telefilm Canada’s Barbara Chirinos and the filmmakers of the highly anticipated feature, This Place.

MODERATOR

Barbara Chirinos
Project Leader National Promotion
Telefilm Canada

PANELISTS

V. T. Nayani
Director, Co-Writer, Producer

Dre Brown
Key Makeup & Hair Artist

 

Priya Guns
Co-Lead Actor


 

Muraly Srinarayanathas Executive Producer, Key Cast

Kalaisan Kalaichelvan
Composer

 

Rakhi Mutta
Executive Producer

 

Sponsored By

Oct. 26, 2021  |   2:30PM - 3:30PM EST

CBC presents
The Creative Team Behind
the Hit Series, Diggstown

The cast and crew behind the CBC hit drama series, DIGGSTOWN, sit down to share an exclusive sneak peak of Season 3 and insight on the production process while shooting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

MODERATOR

Chattrisse Dolabaille
Writer, Performer, Producer

 

PANELISTS

Floyd Kane
Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer
Diggstown

Vinessa Antoine Actress
Diggstown

Shailene Garnett
Actress
Diggstown

Cory Bowles
Director
Diggstown

Sponsored By

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Oct. 25, 2021  |   12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

How To Budget For Music
In Your Film

Presented by Music Publishers Canada

Join Music Publishers Canada for a panel about everything you’ve always wanted to know about music in film: how to hire and work with a composer, licensing songs from music publishers, clearing rights, and where music supervisors fit in. Think about music early and bring in music creatives to help. There is a song for every budget.

MODERATOR

Kim Temple
President
High Priestess Publishing

PANELISTS

Darren Fung
Composer
Stinky Rice Studios

Janet Baker
Director, Administration & Synchronization
Sony Music
Publishing Canada

Everton Jr. Lewis
Chief Music Supervisor
Wracket Music Supervision Inc.

Sponsored By

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Oct. 21, 2021  |   4:00PM - 5:00PM EST

BELL FUND CASE STUDY
GAY MEAN GIRLS S2

Bell Fund proudly presents the phenomenal team behind Gay Mean Girls: Season 2 as a great case study to examine web series developement and gain insight from an amazing female led production who overcame financial challenges and found a home for their series on KindaTV. 

MODERATOR

Taelor Lewis Joseph
Director, Actress, How T.O. Art, Summerland

PANELISTS

Heyishi Zhang
Creator/Director

Hayley Wong
Director of Photography

Maddy Falle
Producer

 

Paige Haight
Development Executive Kinda TV

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Oct. 26, 2021  |   4:00PM - 5:00PM EST

CMF Case Study
The Next, Next Stop

Take a look into the process of creating season 2 of the Toronto based anthology comedy series, Next Stop. From an independently produced web series to a CBC Gem original, learn how the creative team produced the series during a pandemic.

MODERATOR

Sedina Fiati
Performer, Producer,
Creator, Director

PANELISTS

Amar Wala
Director, Producer

Jabbari Weekes
Co-Creator, Writer-Director

Pierina Corbo
Business Relations Analyst
CMF Program Administrator

Tichaona Tapambwa
Co-Creator, Writer-Director

Vanessa Adams
Actor

Sponsored By

Oct. 23, 2021  |   4:00PM - 5:00PM EST

Idea to Development:
The Animation Process

The Intro to Animation Directing panel will discuss the process of animation from conception to completion, storyboarding and collaboration; how do animators share their vision to create the shows and films we love.

MODERATOR

Nicole Stamp
Actress, TV Host, Filmmaker, Director, Playwright, and Voice Actress.

PANELISTS

Michael Hefferon
President & CCO of Mainframe Studios & EVP WOW! Unlimited Media

Renae J. Ruddock
Screenwriter

 

Alyssa Zaráte
Environment & Matte Painting Supervisor

Sponsored By

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Oct. 25, 2021  |   3:00PM - 4:00PM EST

LEVEL UP with ROGERS

Level UP is an on-the-ground experience developed in partnership with Rogers Sports & Media for Canadian writers and directors. Two writers and two directors were given the opportunity to shadow key creatives and work on the show, Hudson & Rex. Join us as the writers and directors from the program share their experiences and thoughts on working on the hit show.

MODERATOR

Nataline Rodrigues
Director of Original Content
Rogers Sports & Media

PANELISTS

JJ Neepin
Director

Adrian Wallace
Director


 

Nauzanin Knight
Writer

 

Mark Harnett
Writer

 

Deborah Nathan
Writer, Producer
Shaftesbury


 

Paul Pope
Producer
Pope Productions


 

Sponsored By

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Oct. 24, 2021  |   4:00PM - 5:00PM EST

Creative BC Presents
IBPOC Below the Line: Getting In, Moving Up

How do IBPOC Below-the-Line crew in B.C. enter and network into the industry? Join Creative BC and industry professionals for a panel discussion on working in British Columbia and and learn about the new initiative, Creative Pathways.

MODERATOR

Prem Gill
CEO
Creative BC

 

PANELISTS

Maritza Louis
Visual Development Modeler, CG Artist

Andy Alvarez
Director, Writer

Vinay Giridhar
Director, Animator

Prem Marimuthu
President
ACFC West,
Local 2020 Unifor

Sponsored By

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Reelworld Industry Panels are made possible with support from Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates and Canada Media Fund

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