January 25, 2020, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM




Location: The Centre for Digital Media (685 Great Northern Way)

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This panel series examines each overlapping phase of production from development to distribution. Producers share their knowledge in moderated panel discussion where they will present specific case studies related to their producing experience.   Each panel discussion is followed by a small group breakout session where particular questions can be addressed.

Day 1 will focus on getting started, the development, and financing. 

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Schedule (subject to change): 

Day One: The Production Company and Development; Financing

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 12:30 The Production Company and Development

Panel Discussion With:

1). John Ritchie (65_RedRoses, Border Security: America’s Front Line, Seed)

2). Lael McCall (Red Snow, On My Own, The Boys Club)

3). Lori Massini (Associate Counsel On Entertainment Law)

12:30 - 1:00 Breakout Session

1:00 - 1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 4:00 Financing

Panel Discussion With:

1). Cynde Harmon (Pumpkin Pie Wars, The Christmas Calendar)

2). Kim Roberts (Anthem of a Teenage Prophet, Partition)

3). Betsy Carson (The New Corporation: An Unfortunately Necessary Sequel, The Global Environmental Justice Project, UNINTERRUPTED)

4:00 - 4:30 Breakout Session

DAY 02 Schedule 


Panel discussions will be moderated by producer Amanda Verhagen.