The Vancouver Film and Television Forum is happening September 29th until October 2nd at the Vancity International Film Centre.
This is the 24th edition of the Forum and this year’s sessions include discussions about the changing face of media and storytelling. Each day there will be a theme, from Film Talk on Tuesday, TV Talk on Wednesday, Storyville Vancouver on Thursday, Doc Talk on Friday and New Filmmakers’ Day on Saturday.
I’ll be there for TV Talk which will featured the following sessions:
R.I.P. Conventional TV
Moderator: Andra Sheffer (Executive Producer, Independent Production Fund)
Speakers: Steve Billinger (General Manager, Digital Programming and Business Development, CBC), Sue Biely (Independent Media Consultant), Michael Ghent (Creative Director, Film and TV Forum), Chantal LeBlanc-Everett (Head of Production & Development, Lifeforce Entertainment), Chris Van Noy (VP Digital Strategies, Jumpwire Media)
LOL â€“ Comedy Rules
Moderator: Roman Danylo (Writer, Comedy Inc.)
Speakers: Greg Garcia (Creator, My Name is Earl) & Jennifer Celotta (Writer/Consulting Producer, The Office)
Speed Dating Sessions â€“ TV (each day features a speed dating session relevant to its theme)
No Due Date: Keeping Dramas Fresh
Moderator: Helen du Toit (Program Director, Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Speakers: Laurie Finstad Knizhnik (Co-Creator, Durham County), Molly Newman (Executive Producer, Brothers and Sisters), Dahvi Waller (Writer/Co-Producer, Mad Men)
Co-ventures in TV Land
Moderator: John Ritchie (Partner/Exec. Producer, Force Four Entertainment)
Speakers: Nancy Cotton (SVP Scripted Programming, Fox Television Studios), Ben Davis (Director of Development and Current Series, AMC)
Registration is still open if you would like to attend the Vancouver Film and Television Forum next week.