posted on 8:39 PM, November 30, 2015

Our next breakfast will be held on Friday, December 4th at Whistler ! All are welcome!

The topic is "Building your Brand and Targeting your Audience" with guest speakers Selena Paskalidis and Jhod Cardinal (Speakers bios below).

Our moderator for this breakfast is Laura Adkin.

Date & Time:  Friday, December 4, 2015 - 8:30 to 10 AM

Location:  Westin Hotel, 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Firerock Lounge.

Coffee and muffins will be served.


Selena and Jhod's Bios:

Selena Paskalidis has more than 10 years of experience in film, television and digital production, as well as creating financial and operational business models in tech and entertainment. At Dotstudioz, she deals with all aspects of the business and manages Dotstudioz’s financials, as content creation. Paskalidis is a highly accomplished filmmaker, and worked her way up very quickly in Canada’s film, television and digital industries. She started her career as Head of Business Affairs in long form drama, and moved effortlessly in to development before taking the reins in production. In 2013, Paskalidis has worked with companies such as the Food Network, History Channel, Women’s Network, National Film Board of Canada and the Discovery Network. She has also developed and produced feature length films in conjunction with Telefilm Canada.

Paskalidis loves being thrown out of her element, and feels this is when she learns the most and grows as a person. She believes that in order to be a Producer, one needs to understand the business side of finance, marketing and distribution. Her hobbies include basketball, cooking and international travel. She has a BComm in International Business & Marketing, and holds a special place in her heart for Excel.

Jhod Cardinal is a media specialist who has financed, sold, and produced films for more than a decade. His international sales experience includes all major film markets like the Marche Du Film - Cannes, Filmart - Hong Kong, and the American Film Market - Santa Monica. 

In 2009 he founded Upstream Flix, which creates progressive sales opportunities for independent film projects, and is also the International Sales Consultant for Thunderbird Films. Jhod honed his film marketing skills as the International Distribution Manager for Joker Films, a boutique film sales agency representing films starring Woody Harrelson, Josh Luca, and David Arquette to name a few. He also helped establish the distribution division for Insight Film Releasing, a company with a library of over 140 films.