April 17, 2018, 8:15 - 9:30 AM
Talk shop over coffee with WIFTV members and friends. Whether you are a producer, directors, screenwriters, actors, or someone who wants to know more about the industry, the William F. White Networking Coffee is a great way to meet a variety of different people in the film and television community in Vancouver.
This month we will have a discussion related to film marketing and publicity with guest speakers Catherine Veitch, Marketing Manager, and Katja De Bock, Publicist, joining us from the National Film Board.
Catherine will speak about marketing at the NFB, some of what is involved in the process, as well as touch on digital marketing. Katja will speak about her work as a publicist at the NFB as well as her former role as the communications coordinator at WIFTV and VIWIFF. She will also speak a bit to being an entertainment reporter at the other side of the table, as the recipient of media pitches when she worked for Reel West.
A long-time Ontarian, Catherine Veitch made the move to Vancouver three-and-a-half years ago to accept the position of Marketing Manager at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. In September 2017, she started working at the National Film Board of Canada, marketing projects from both the BC & Yukon Studio and Edmonton’s North West Studio. Prior to this, she spent time in London, England working as the Marketing Manager for Arcola Theatre in Dalston and for Glossybox UK, an international beauty subscription service. Catherine has previously worked in marketing and publicity for a variety of organizations in Toronto, including Single Thread Theatre Company and the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has a passion for all things digital.
Born and raised in Flanders, Belgium, Katja De Bock has an MA in English and German Philology. She lived in Germany for almost two decades, working in the local film and television industry as a story editor and commissioning editor. Katja graduated with a certificate in journalism at Langara College in June 2013. She contributed regularly to Reel West Magazine, Canadian Cinematographer and Kerrisdale Playbook and worked part time as an associate producer at Red Cedar Films, as communications coordinator at WIFTV and as newsletter editor at Reel West Magazine. In April 2016, Katja started working as a publicist for the National Film Board of Canada. Based in Vancouver, BC, Katja serves both the BC & Yukon Studio in Vancouver as well as the North West Studio in Edmonton.