Speakers

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Barb Williams

Keynote Speaker

Barb Williams

Senior Vice President, Content
Shaw Media

Susan Alexander

Susan Alexander

Production Executive, Original Drama Content
Shaw Media

Danielle Audette

Danielle Audette

Manager of Programming, Central Region
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Romeo Candido

Romeo Candido

Content creator/Producer
Bell Media

Co-Founder
The Digital Sweatshop

Ken Chubb

Ken Chubb

Story Editor / Script Consultant
www.KenChubb.ca

Denis Coyne

Denis Coyne

Partner
Wero Creative

Jon de la Mothe

Jon de la Mothe

Director, Media Innovation & Technology
CBC

Paul de Silva

Paul de Silva

Co-Director
International Diaspora Film Festival

DJ Demers

D.J. Demers

National Reporter
Accessible Media Inc.

Rita Deverell

Rita Deverell

Writer, Presenter and Actor
Rita Deverell News

Stephen Ellis

Stephen Ellis

President
RocketFuel Media Inc.

Kathy English

Kathy English

Public Editor
Toronto Star

Edwina Follows

Edwina Follows

Director of Commissioning and Production
Discovery Channel Networks

McLean Greaves

McLean Greaves

Vice-President
ZoomerMedia Limited

Chance Harrington

Chance Harrington

Partner and Strategy & Business Development Lead
pdoink Interactive

Teri Hart

Teri Hart

Host, Movie Entertainment
Astral Media

Anthony Hello

Anthony Hello

Advertising, Media, and Branded Content Specialist.
www.anthonyhello.com/

Don Henderson

Donald Henderson

President and CEO
Interactive Ontario

Jennifer Holness

Jennifer Holness

Writer, Producer, Partner
Hungry Eyes Film & Television

Tim Hurson

Tim Hurson

Writer, Inspirational Speaker & Creativity Coach
www.timhurson.com

Joan Jenkinson

Joan Jenkinson

Vice President, Independent Production and Multi-faith Content
ZoomerMedia Limited

Cher Jones

Cher Jones

Social Media Trainer & Speaker
Socially Active

Jenna Keane

Jenna Keane

Creative Head/Executive Producer
RTR Media

Tim Knight

Tim Knight

Communications Consultant
Tim Knight + Associates

Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane

Vice President, Content + Platforms
Weber Shandwick Canada

Jani Lauzon

Jani Lauzon

Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Puppeteer & Film Maker
www.JaniLauzon.com

Alison Leung

Alison Leung

Marketing Director, Foods
Unilever Canada

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

President & General Manager
Discovery Channel

Kelly MacDonald

Kelly MacDonald

National Reporter & Host
Accessible Media Inc.

Pia Marquard

Pia Marquard

Consultant
The Format People

Gaye McDonald

Gaye McDonald

Director, Client Marketing
CBC

Gavin McGarry

Gavin McGarry

Founder
Jumpwire Media

Bill McQueen

Bill McQueen

Producer, CFO and Production & Facilities Coordinator
Fireweed Media

Barbarba Motzney

Barbara Motzney

Chief Consumer Officer
CRTC

Robin Neinstein

Robin Neinstein

Production Executive, Original Drama Content
Shaw Media

Sangita Patel

Sangita Patel

Host
ET Canada

David Phillips

David Phillips

Vice President
BBM Analytics

Mark Prasuhn

Mark Prasuhn

President
Vantage Media Inc.

Karyn Pugliese Prasuhn

Karyn Pugliese

Director, News & Current Affairs
APTN

Brigitte Sachse

Brigitte Sachse

Director of Business Affairs
RTR Media

Bryan Segal

Bryan Segal

Vice President Media Metrix Canada
comScore.inc

Ana Serrano

Ana Serrano

Director, CFC Media Lab
Canadian Film Centre

Carmen J. Smith

Carmen J. Smith

Vice President of Creative Development
Walt Disney Imagineering

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

General Manager
Cooking Channel

Sudz Sutherland

Sudz Sutherland

Writer / Director / Executive Producer
Hungry Eyes Film & Television

Melissa Sykes

Melissa Sykes

Vice-President, Content Diversity
Scripps Networks Interactive

Colette Vosberg

Colette Vosberg

Business Affairs specialist & Producer
Firestarter Business Affairs

Ron Waksman

Ron Waksman

Senior Director, Online & Current Affairs
Global News

Andrew Yates

Andrew Yates

Senior Producer, Community and Social Media
CBC News

John Young

John Young

Managing Director
Temple Street Productions

Sadia Zaman

Sadia Zaman

Director, Original Program Development
CBC News and Centres

 

More speakers will be announced soon.

Schedule

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What to expect at the 2013 Innoversity Creative Summit

Schedule

May 28

  EPIC HALL NOVELLA OTHER ROOMS
7:30am - 9:00am   Executive Series: Scripps Network  
8:30am - 9:00am   Registration and Networking  
9:00am - 10:15am Keynote: Barb Williams,
Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media
   
10:15am - 10:45am   Networking Break  
10:45am - 12:00pm Pitch Competition: TV Unscripted A DOLLAR A DAY FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon
12:00pm - 12:15pm   Break  
12:15pm - 1:30pm Luncheon Speaker: Barbara Motzney,
Chief Consumer Officer, CRTC
THE ART OF THE PITCH FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon
1:15pm - 1:30pm   Break  
1:30pm - 2:45pm Pitch Competition: TV Scripted YESTERDAY'S NEWS - TODAY'S WORLD FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon & Extreme Social Media Makeover
2:45pm - 3:15pm   Networking Break  
3:15pm - 5:00pm STORYTELLING IN THE DIGITAL AGE Executive Series: What's the Question? FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon & Extreme Social Media Makeover
5:00pm - 7:30pm Industry Reception & Innoversity Awards

May 29

  EPIC HALL NOVELLA OTHER ROOMS
7:30am - 9:00am      
8:30am - 9:15am   Registration and Networking  
9:15am - 10:00am Keynote: Carmen J Smith, VP, Creative Development & Peter McGarth, VP, Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering    
10:00am - 10:30am   Networking Break  
10:30am - 11:45pm BIG DATA: MEANINGFUL INSIGHTS INTO TODAY'S AUDIENCE FROM HOW TO WOW FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon
11:45pm - 1:00pm   Lunch With: Round Tables with Industry  
1:00pm - 1:15pm   Break  
1:15pm - 2:30pm Pitch Competition: Digital Media Storytelling BRIDGE TO NEW RELATIONSHIPS: BRANDS & CONTENT FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon & Extreme Social Media Makeover
2:30pm - 3:00pm   Networking Break  
3:00pm - 4:15pm Pitch Competition: Short Film WILD, WILD DIGITAL WORLD FaceTime & Mentoring & Story Salon & Extreme Social Media Makeover
4:15pm - 4:30pm   Break  
4:30pm - 5:30pm Pitch Competition Awards & Mentorships

Sessions

May 28

A DOLLAR A DAY – NEW FUNDING MODELS

Presenters: Colette Vosberg Johnson (Firestarter), Bill McQueen (Fireweed), Stephen Ellis (RocketFuel Media) and Mark Prasuhn (Vantage Media)

Sitting on a gold mine idea, but need the dollars to bring it to life? This workshop will introduce you to alternative ways of financing your project. Industry funding connectors will share opportunities available to enhance your project via added support, eyeballs and dollars.

Who should attend: Content creators, media professionals looking to understanding how to maximize opportunities using existing and new funding models.

THE ART OF THE PITCH

Facilitated by: Sandra Porteous (CBC)

Back by popular demand! This workshop is always standing room only. Sandra will go through the steps on how to prepare a successful pitch - a pitch that has people wanting more! Learn how to generate ideas and transform a glimmer of an idea into something that is truly original and brilliant. Learn what to leave in and what to take out when crafting a solid pitch.

Who Should Attend: Journalists, creators, commissioning editors, producers, editors, or anyone who has every had a idea that the rest of the world simply must know about.

YESTERDAY’S NEWS – TODAY’S WORLD

Presenters: Kathy English (The Toronto Star), Ron Waksman (Shaw Media), Sadia Zaman (CBC), Andrew Yates (CBC), and Karyn Pugliese (APTN)

These days, almost anyone can be a news gatherer; with the press of a button your pictures, videos and text can be broadcasted out to the world. What bridges can be formed between the rise of bloggers and citizen journalists and the big news media outlets? Sit down with a panel of top news gatherers as they discuss credibility, blogging, filtering content and journalistic integrity.

Who should attend: All attendees would have an interest but, media students and news junkies.

STORYTELLING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Presenters: Jen Holness (Hungry Eyes), Sudz Sutherland (Hungry Eyes), Karyn Pugliese (APTN), Rita Deverell, and Jani Lauzon

Join celebrated filmmaker Sudz Sutherland whose Home Again project showcases enhanced uptake through the use of digital media. Learn about the new tools of the trade and how you can create a winning cross platform strategy

Who should attend: Content creators who wish to understand how to enhance projects with a digital strategy.

STORY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

International programmer and trainer Pia Marquard, fresh from developing new programs with “The Format People” for a TV station in Mongolia, returns to the summit to lead a small-group workshop on Story Development. Using the participants’ own story ideas, the group will discuss how to use available resources, including storytelling techniques, to shape an idea into a viable story.

Space in this session is extremely limited.

Each participant in this session should come prepared to pitch their own story idea for 5 minutes at most, and receive feedback on how to develop the story.

The Innoversity Executive Series

The Innoversity Executive Series offer professional development for media managers in highly interactive workshops, seminars and discussions.

To attend, register for the Industry All-Access Pass or the Industry May 28 1-day Pass.

SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE, a case study

Presenters: Melissa Sykes (Vice-President of Scripps Networks Interactive, Content Diversity), Michael Smith (GM, Cooking Channel, Scripps Networks) and Kevin Chorlins (VP of Marketing & Communications)

Scripps Networks Interactive is the leader in lifestyle media creating high profile content for many platforms including television, digital, mobile, consumer products and publishing. The company’s brands include HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country (GAC). SNI’s digital portfolio includes HGTV.com, Foodnetwork.com, Frontdoor.com and Food.com among others. SNI has a dynamic and growing international presence.

SNI engages diverse audiences by delivering media content that embraces diversity and resonates with multi-cultural audiences. Learn about the company’s successful efforts to leverage diversity to grow audiences, develop diverse talent and expand business opportunities.

WHAT'S THE QUESTION? DESIGNING QUESTIONS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR CREATIVITY

Presenter: Tim Hurson (Founding Director of Facilitators Without Borders, and co-founder of Mindcamp)

Too often, we get trapped by the notion that creativity is about finding answers. Yet throughout the ages, our greatest thinkers — Socrates, Lao Tzu, Leonardo, George Washington Carver, Einstein — have reminded us that both creativity and wisdom begin with the art of asking. We all know that it doesn’t matter how good your answers are if you’re asking the wrong questions. This highly interactive session explores the discipline of designing truly productive questions — questions that open worlds of creative possibility. You’ll learn how to recognize and derail the common pitfall that occurs when groups ask question they already know the answers to. You’ll see how questions without answers are true idea bait — when you toss some out it’s amazing what you can catch. And you’ll discover the art of staying in the question — the value of keeping your questions open, especially when the answers seem obvious.

May 29

BIG DATA: MEANINGFUL INSIGHTS INTO TODAY’S AUDIENCE

Presenters: Bryan Segal (ComScore), Paul de Silva (Intl. Diaspora Film Festival), David Phillips (BBM Analytics), and Gavin McGarry (Jumpwire Media)

Multiple platforms + 2nd screen + Social TV = deeper audience engagement. Are we capturing this information properly? What is its impact on what we create? This session will look at what multiplatform engagement means for diversity of content and audience.

Who should attend: Content creators, media executives and advertisers.

FROM HOW TO WOW

Presenters: Edwina Follows (Discovery Channel Networks) and Kelly McKeown (Daily Planet)

What speaks to audiences and why? Edwina Follows, Director of Commissioning and Production for the Discovery Networks, and Kelly McKeown, Executive Producer of Daily Planet, will share the diversity of programming currently working on Discovery Channel and how their content has evolved to include as much “wow” as “how” with credible information and strong storytelling delivered in an entertaining package.

BRIDGE TO NEW RELATIONSHIPS: BRANDS AND CONTENT

Presenters: Alison Leung (Unilever), Andrew Lane (Weber Shandwick), Anthony Hello (MediaCom), Gaye McDonald (CBC) and John Young (Temple Street Productions)

Diverse programming is emerging from some powerful partnerships, and the evolution of relationships between brands, agencies, technology and media. As brands seek opportunities to grow strength in diverse communities, is this an opportunity for diverse content creators?

Who should attend: Content creators, media industry professionals, advertisers, and students.

THE WILD, WILD DIGITAL WORLD

Presenters: Cher Jones (Socially Active), Donald Henderson (Interactive Ontario), Romeo Candido (MuchMusic) and Brigitte Sachse (RTR Media)

As free digital platforms like Youtube and Vimeo continue to emerge, we are introduced to a word-of-mouth digital world, where going viral can lead to a wealth of opportunities. Learn ways to capitalize this digital space and create new ways to get eyeballs in front of your content.

Who should attend: Content creators, media managers.

IMAGINEERING, IF YOU WILL

Presenter: Carmen J. Smith (Walt Disney Imagineering)

Walt Disney believed, "If you can dream it, you can do it," and that belief is at the Imagineering -- the place where imagination meets engineering. Imagineering is for designing and building Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other entertainment venues at all levels of project development. Imagineers possess a broad range of skills and talents; over 140 different job titles fall under the banner of Imagineering, including illustrators, architects, engineers, lighting designers, show writers, graphic designers, and many more. At Disney, they don’t talk about “diversity”; they talk about “ideation.” Come and find out why.

Pitch Competition

The Innoversity Pitch Competition offers the chance to pitch programming idea to panels of industry experts. The ideas must be innovative, creative and appeal to diverse audiences. This year, with $100,000+ in prizes, the competition was stiff. Hosted by Teri Hart.

The audience had the chance to cast votes for Strongest Pitch and Most Original Pitch. Winners receive a scholarship to Mindcamp Creativity Conference or a ticket to Banff World Media Festival.

Pitch winners and audience selections are listed below.

TV UNSCRIPTED

Winner:

SOUL ON ICE:

Michael P. Douglas (Executive Producer, Producer, Director),
Kwame Damon Mason (Executive Producer, Producer, Director),
Anson Carter (Executive Producer),
Chester Sit (co-producer)

Other Finalists:

BOOK OF JUDITH:

Amit Breuer (producer),
Sarah Goodman (director)

ABORIGINAL FUSION:

David Wolfman (producer),
Marlene Finn (writer)

Prizes:

  • $2,000 development funding from Shaw Media
  • Six (6) month mentorship with National Film Board of Canada
  • $20,000 post-production services from Urban Post
  • $7,000 equipment rentals from William F. White
  • 1-year membership and 1 workshop from Charles Street Video
  • Screening and 2 VIP Gold Passes from 47th WorldFest Houston Texas Film Festival
  • Distribution mentorship with Ouat Media

Judges: Ben Rotterman (Shaw Media), Anita Lee (NFB), Raja Khanna (Blue Ant Media), Michael Smith (Cooking Channel), and Jenna Keane (RTR Media)

TV SCRIPTED

Winner:

TRAP RAP:

Michelle Latimer (Producer, Creator),
Nida Marji (producer),
Alkatraz (creative consultant)

Other Finalists:

LEAVING NORMAL:

Sherry Soules (co-writer/producer), Anne Abbott (co-writer),
Leon Marr (co-writer/producer)

KING & BATHURST:

Adam Jamal (creator),
Zach Fiksel (production manager)

Prizes:

  • $2,000 development funding from Bell Media
  • 2 month internship with Hungry Eyes Film and Television Productions
  • 20 hours of mentorship with Canadian Film Centre’s TV Programs Mentorship program
  • $20,000 post-production services from Urban Post
  • $10,000 visual effects services from Rocket Science
  • $7,000 equipment rentals from William F. White
  • Screening and 2 VIP Gold Passes from 47th WorldFest Houston Texas Film Festival
  • 1-year membership and 1 workshop from Charles Street Video

Judges: Tom Hastings (Bell Media), Kate Harrison (Cream Productions), Fred Fuchs (Take 5 Productions), Mark Gingras (Urban Post), and Tom Turnbull (Rocket Science VFX)

DIGITAL MEDIA STORYTELLING

Winner:

THE INSIGHT PROJECT:

Ayah Norris (co-creator),

Kyla Zanardi (co-creator)

Other Finalists:

THE BURN:

Sharon Lewis (content creator)

THE GENERATION PIONEER:

Rasselas A. Asfaw (creator),
Natnael F. Alemayehu (director)

Prizes:

  • 20 hours of mentorship from, Canadian Film Centre Media Lab
  • $7,500 post-production services from Urban Post
  • $2,000 of equipment rentals from William F. White
  • Invitation to Canadian Film Centre’s 2014 annual Barbecue
  • 4 month internship with Urban Post
  • Distribution mentorship with Ouat Media
  • 1 year membership and 1 workshop from Charles Street Video
SHORT FILM

Winner:

INSIDE OUT:

Sean Mauricette (Executive Producer, Director, Writer,),
Tony Baptiste (co-producer),
Nadine Mauricette (co-writer, creative consultant)

Other Finalists:

ALIVE:

Naomi Jaye (Writer/Director/Producer),
Jeremy Ries (Illustrator)

SAMPLE RETURN:

Chris Remerowski (Writer/Director),
David Bratton (Producer)

Prizes:

  • 6 month mentorship with National Film Board of Canada
  • $7,500 post-production services from Urban Post
  • $5,000 equipment rentals from William F. White
  • 1 year membership and 1 workshop from Charles Street Video
  • Distribution mentorship with Ouat Media
  • Screening and 2 VIP Gold passes from 47th WorldFest Houston Texas Film Festival
  • 2 invitations to Toronto International Film Festival 2014 closing night film and after-party

Judges: John Galway (Harold Greenberg Fund), Lea Marin (NFB), Benjamin Beladi, and Fred Joubaud (Ouat Media)

Audience Selections

The following pitches were selected by the audience to win special awards:

Strongest Pitch:

Inside Out (Prize: pass to Banff World Media Festival)

Most Original Pitch:

The Insight Project (Prize: pass to Mind Camp)

Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Bell Media

Platinum Sponsor

Shaw Media

Prizing Partners - Production

Urban Post Charles Street Video Rocket Science Whites International Inc. Ouat! Media

Prizing Partners - Mentorship

TIFF Take 5 Productions NFB Canadian Film Centre Hungry Eyes Trinity Square Video

Promotion Sponsor

Worldfest Houston Film Festival

The Innoversity Creative Summit offers attendees an amazing array of opportunities to network and get feedback on projects. Registered delegates get access to:

Face Time

Meet privately with key decision makers, pitch your ideas and get feedback on your projects.


Andrew Lane, Weber Shandwick

Bill McQueen, Fireweed Productions

Brian Perdue, Accessible Media Inc

Cara Nye, Accessible Media Inc

Colette Johnson-Vosberg, Firestarter Business Affairs

Don Henderson, Interactive Ontario

Hubert Davis, Untitled Films

Joan Jenkinson, ZoomerMedia Limited

John Young, Temple Street

Jon de la Mothe, CBC

Michael Smith, Scripps Networks

Robin Neinstein, Shaw Media

Stephen Ellis, RocketFuel Media

Susan Alexander, Shaw Media

Story Salon

Get expert feedback on your drama or factual script from expert story editor Ken Chubb and television development executive Denis Coyne.

Mentoring

Meet privately with industry experts to discuss your career.

Danielle Audette, APTN

David Sutherland, Hungry Eyes

DJ Demers, Accessible Media Inc.

Gavin McGarry, JumpWire

Jen Holness, Hungry Eyes

Kelly MacDonald, Accessible Media Inc.

McLean Greaves, ZoomerMedia

Melissa Sykes, Scripps Networks

Paul de Silva, Intl Diaspora Film Festival

Rita Deverell

Romeo Candido, MuchMusic

Sadia Zaman, CBC

Social Media Makeover

Receive expert feedback on using social media to bring your project to life.

Barbara Taylor

Cher Jones, Socially Active

Lunch With...

Take part in a power lunch on May 29th with leaders from industry associations, broadcast commissioners, production companies and more. Lunches will be hosted by:

Ana Serano and Jacqueline Nuwame, CFC

Don Henderson, Interactive Ontario

Edwina Follows, Bell Media

Gavin McGarry, Jumpwire Media

Hubert Davis, Untitled Films

Jenna Keane, RTR Media

Paul Lewis, Discovery Channel

Mark Gingras, Co-Owner Urban Post and Tom Turnbull, President of Rocket Science

Romeo Candido, MuchMusic and Cher Merlo, William F. White International

Stephen Ellis, RocketFuel Media and Colette Johnson-Vosberg, Firestarter Business Affairs

Sudz Sutherland and Jen Holness, Hungry Eyes

Bill Skolnik and Laurie Januska, Directors Guild of Canada

Awards

We are proud to honour trailblazers and innovators during the Innoversity Awards Reception, which will be held on May 28th.

Innoversity Angels Awards

At every Innoversity Creative Summit, we recognize individuals with the Innoversity Angel Award. These Awards are presented to individuals who have gone over and above in supporting Innoversity’s values of innovation, creativity and diversity, and through their contributions to Innoversity over the years.

This year we honour:

Bill McQueen

Bill McQueen

Producer, CFO and Production & Facilities Coordinator
Fireweed Media

Shakura S'Aida Schmed

Shakura S'Aida Schmed

International Artist
www.shakurasaida.com/

Don Peuramaki

Don Peuramaki

President and Executive Producer
Fireweed Media

Martine Vallee

Martine Vallee

Director, Social Policy
CRTC

Paul de Silva

Paul de Silva

Founder
International Diaspora Film Festival

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

President and General Manager
Discovery Channel Canada

Outstanding Leadership Achievement Award

Slawko Klymkiw

Slawko Klymkiw


This award is presented to a media leader whose bold, inclusive leadership has resulted in innovative content and teams, and has had a significant impact on the Canadian media industry and community.

This year, we honour Slawko Klymkiw, CEO of the Canadian Film Centre.

Mentorships

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Innoversity is proud to present exclusive mentorship opportunities with veteran film and TV producer Fred Fuchs and Cameron Bailey, TIFF Artistic Director.

Winners:

Fred Fuchs Mentorship Winner - Michelle Latimer

Cameron Bailey Mentorship Winner - Natasha Vassell

Overview

Mentorship Opportunity with Veteran Film and TV Producer Fred Fuchs

Innoversity Pitch Competition 2013 applicants (individuals and members of teams) who have successfully submitted a complete and eligible project can also apply for a mentorship of up to six-months with veteran film and television producer Fred Fuchs.

During the period of mentorship, Fuchs will provide guidance and advice on a scripted TV or film project being developed by the mentee. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and be advised by one of the top film and TV producers in the industry.

Fred Fuchs
Take5 Productions
Mentorship Details

Winner: Michelle Latimer

  • This is an unpaid mentorship for one (1) person for up to six (6) months, and must accommodate Mr. Fuchs' schedule.
  • Mentee must have an original scripted TV or film project to develop, which Mr. Fuchs will provide advice and guidance on.
  • Mentee may be invited to intern with Mr. Fuchs during or after the mentorship period.
  • Mentorship duration will be at the discretion and schedule of TAKE 5 Development and Mr. Fuchs.
  • Mentorship applications will be evaluated independent of applicants' Innoversity Pitch Competition 2013 submission (in other words, even if your project isn't selected as a finalist in the Competition, you may still be selected for the mentorship).

About Fred Fuchs

Fred Fuchs

Fred Fuchs is a noted and accomplished producer, with more than 25 years of industry experience. He has produced films by both Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola, including The Godfather Part III, and is past president of the storied American Zoetrope.

Fuchs has produced films starring Academy Award winners: Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Bridges, Faye Dunaway, Sir John Gielgud, Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Dame Maggie Smith and Robin Williams. A Peabody Award winner and three-time Prime Time Emmy-nominated producer, his film work has also starred: Johnny Depp, Patrick Stewart, Bill Cosby, Jennifer Lopez, John Cleese and Gary Oldman. In addition, he has produced projects with Michael Douglas, Luc Besson and Lucasfilm.

Eligibility

  • Only individuals who have entered a project for consideration in the Innoversity Pitch Competition 2013 are eligible to apply for this mentorship. Entry guidelines, eligibility, terms and conditions for the Pitch Competition are available here.
  • Applicants' project must be their own original work
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of script reading experience
  • 2+ years of film or television experience
  • Script assessment skills
  • Proficiency with scriptwriting software (e.g., Final Draft, Movie Magic, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the history of the film and television industry
  • Production management skills

How To Apply

Deadline - Monday, April 29, 2013

Send the following to PitchMe@Innoversity.com with the subject line "Fuchs Mentorship":

  • Your contact information (full name, address, email address and phone number).
  • Project name and category of your completed Innoversity Pitch Competition 2013 submission.
  • A short essay (300 words, maximum) explaining why you are the best person to be mentored by Mr. Fuchs, in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Your resume or CV, detailing your professional experience and education in film or TV (3 pages, maximum) in MS Word or PDF format.
  • A one (1) page synopsis of the scripted TV or film project you’re working on, and a brief description of the stage your project is in, and any resources acquired, in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Three (3) professional references from the media industry (names and contact info).

Overview

Calling Aspiring Media Executives – Be Mentored by Cameron Bailey of TIFF

Innoversity is proud to present a six-month mentorship opportunity with Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. If you are interested in going behind the scenes of the business of film, programming and curating, this is for you!

This mentorship will last for up to six months and will include onsite meetings and job-shadowing opportunities.

Cameron Bailey
TIFF Toronto International Film Festival
Mentorship Details

Winner: Natasha Vassell

  • This is an unpaid mentorship for one (1) person, which will take place for up to six (6) months, and must accommodate Mr. Bailey’s schedule
  • Mentorship schedule and duration will be at the discretion of Mr. Bailey; mentorship period will begin no earlier than October 2013
  • Only registered delegates of the 2013 Innoversity Creative Summit will be invited to apply

About Cameron

Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival®. In this role, Bailey is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Festival programming, as well as maintaining relationships with the Canadian and international film industries.

Bailey has served as a programmer for the Festival for more than thirteen years. He has held positions as a curator, a journalist and a writer. He has curated film series for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and The Sydney International Film Festival. He has served on awards juries in Canada and internationally, including the U.S., Turkey, Greece, South Korea, Burkina Faso and Tanzania, and has been a guest speaker at several Canadian universities, the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

As a journalist, Bailey reviewed films for NOW Magazine, CBC Radio One and CTV’s Canada AM. He presented international cinema nightly on Showcase Television's The Showcase Revue, and produced and hosted the interview programme ‘Filmmaker’ on the Independent Film Channel Canada. He has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Village Voice, CineAction!, and Screen, among others.

Eligibility

  • You must be a registered delegate to the 2013 Innoversity Creative Summit or an entrant to the Innoversity Pitch Competition as of May 15, 2013 to be considered. You can register online at www.InnoversitySummit.com/#registration
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must be physically present in Toronto, Canada for mentorship meetings and job-shadowing opportunities

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of film, TV, festival or arts experience
  • Skilled in critical writing
  • Knowledge of the film and television industry, film history or world cinema
  • Interest or experience in arts or festival curation
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office

How To Apply

Deadline – Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Send the following to PitchMe@Innoversity.com with the subject line "Bailey Mentorship":

  • Your contact information (full name, address, email address and phone number).
  • A short essay (300 words, maximum) explaining why you would like to be mentored by Mr. Bailey, in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Your resume or CV, detailing your professional experience and education in film, TV or the arts (3 pages, maximum) in MS Word or PDF format.
  • Three (3) professional or academic references (names and contact info).

Registration

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Innoversity Creative Summit
May 28 & 29, 2013

Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario

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Industry All-Access -- 2-day Pass ($449 + HST)
Includes Executive Series, Awards Reception, all general sessions and lunches.

Creator Reduced Rate -- 2-day Pass ($149 + HST)
Includes all general sessions and lunches.

Industry May 28 -- 1-day Pass ($299 + HST)
Includes Executive Series, Awards Reception, all sessions and lunch.

Industry May 29 -- 1-day Pass ($199 + HST)
Includes all sessions and lunch.

Executive Series 1 ($125 + HST)
Scripps Networks seminar, plus Barbara Williams keynote

Executive Series 2 ($125 + HST)
Tim Hurson seminar, plus Awards Reception

Innoversity Awards Reception ($40 + HST)
Industry reception and Innoversity Awards, May 28th at 5pm

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Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsor

Bell Media

Platinum Sponsor

Shaw Media

Silver Sponsors

DiversiPro Directors Guild of Canada

Bronze Sponsors

Turning Technologies Canada AMI Accessible Media Inc. RTR Media Inc.

Partners

Banff
Kezeri
Sheridan
Chang school
Cream Productions
Urban Post Production
Charles Street Video
Rocket Science
Whites Interactive
Ouat Media
TIFF
Take 5 Productions
NFB
Canadian Film Centre
Hungry Eyes Television Inc.
Worldfest Houston
Mindcamp
NAAAP - North American Association of Asian Professionals
WIFT - Women in Film & Television
Trinity Square Video

About

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Innoversity believes that an inclusive media is a more innovative, creative and relevant media. For more than a decade, we have reached out to media industry leaders, and creators from a broad diversity of backgrounds and skills. We welcome everyone, particularly individuals of groups under-represented in the media, including persons with disabilities, Aboriginal and visible minorities, and new immigrants.
For more information, visit www.innoversity.com

Team

Hamlin Grange

Hamlin Grange

Founder

Cynthia Reyes

Cynthia Reyes

Founder

MaryAnn Isbister

MaryAnn Isbister

Project Manager

Desrine Nelson-Harrington

Desrine Nelson-Harrington

Content & Development Manager

Powys Dewhurst

Powys Dewhurst

Pitch Producer

Kristin Jones

Kristin Jones

Event Administration

Steering Committee

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

President & General Manager
Discovery Channel

Paul Lewis

Bill McQueen

Fireweed Media Productions

Cynthia Reyes

Cynthia Reyes

Founder
Innoversity

Hamlin Grange

Hamlin Grange

Founder
Innoversity

Jennifer Holness

Jennifer Holness

Writer, Producer, Partner
Hungry Eyes Film & Television

Jon de la Mothe

Jon de la Mothe

Director, Media Innovation & Technology
CBC

Karen Clout

Karen Clout

Manager
Shaw Media

Lisa Meeches

Lisa Meeches

President & Executive Producer
Eagle Vision Inc. & Meeches Video Production

Matthew Garrow

Matthew Garrow

Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Bell Media

Romeo Candido

Romeo Candido

Content creator/Producer
Bell Media

Sandy McKean

Sandy McKean

Associate Dean, Film, Television, & Journalism
Sheridan College

Contact

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110 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 201

Toronto, Ontario

Canada

M4R 1A3


Call us: 416-932-8284

Email us: info@innoversity.com

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