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WORKING TOGETHER

18 April 2016

Moderators: Joe Novak, Chair INPUT Calgary 2016, Tom Cox, Co-founder and Managing Director, SEVEN24 Films And Distribution360.

INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION:
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT OR MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
Is necessity the mother of invention? Financial realities are driving more and more producers and broadcasters to seek out international partners. But can international co-productions be of value to all partners financially and creatively? Do they need to be? Can two (or more) public broadcasters successfully serve their cultural mandates and audiences with the same program? Can public and private broadcasters work together successfully? Are Treaty regulations too restrictive, or do they need to be strengthened to protect national cultural integrity? A stellar cast of public broadcast executives, independent producers and treaty regulators will engage in a lively discussion about the advantages, challenges and future of treaty co-productions.

Canada and Alberta’s Co-Production Advantage
The surprising Canadian television environment and ‘the partnership advantages’. With shared values and creative goals, panelists present the significant sources of funding and resources available for international co-productions with Canada and Alberta.

Panelists:
Marc Séguin, Senior Vice President, Policy, Canada Media Producers Association
Stéphane Cardin, Vice-President, Industry and Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund
Jeff Brinton, Executive Director, Cultural Industries, Government of Alberta
Luke Azevedo, Commissioner, Film, Television and Creative Industries, Calgary Economic Development