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Anna Birgersson-Dahlberg

Head of UR International

Utbildningsradion - UR, Sweden

She is a Swedish journalist with long experience from public media. She has been working with all kinds of programming, including news, current affairs, investigative journalism as well as youth programmes, entertainment and humour shows.

Today she is Head of the international department at UR, the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company. At UR she has found her right element in combining all her experiences to make educational programming into excellent entertaining television with important content.

She is vice chairman of the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group, vice president of the Swedish Radio Academy, member of the PRIX EUROPA Steering Committee and Swedish National Coordinator of Input.

Eren Isabel McGinnis

Independent Filmmaker

Dos Vatos Productions - USA

She has produced 20 movies including POV’s Tobacco Blues, The Girl Next Door (shortlisted for an Oscar!), Beyond the Border, The Spirituals, Dos Vatos-México, and the Independent Lens hit Precious Knowledge. She received the NALIP 2012 Documentary Filmmaker of the Year award.

She has a degree in Cultural Anthropology from San Diego State University, and a certificate in Film and Video Theory and Production from the University College Dublin, in Ireland. She, a Fulbright scholar, spent a year of living, writing, and filmmaking in Juchitán, México.

Grazyna Krupa

Executive in Charge of Programming, Arts

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - CBC, Canada

Grazyna Krupa is the Executive in Charge of Programming, ARTS with the CBC’s Unscripted Group where she is involved in commissioning and developing new and innovative arts and culture inspired programs, digital series and talk shows, and an innovative CBC Arts feed online.

In her past life, as an executive and producer in the independent production world, Grazyna developed and executive produced a number of successful series for HGTV Canada and US, Global Television and W Network in Canada. Prior to her years in factual and unscripted programming, Grazyna was a longtime CBC/Radio Canada producer and director of news, current affairs and documentaries, in both radio and television. A graduate of McGill University, Grazyna has worked in French and in English, for both networks, and has led programming and partnership initiatives across all broadcast platforms.

Kåre Vedding Poulsen

Cross Media manager

Danish Broadcasting Corporation - DR, Denmark

Kåre V. Poulsen has been in Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) since 1999 and is currently working as Cross Media manager in DRs Culture Division.
He has a long background as a producer in TV-, radio, web and campaign/event production and also heads a digital culture group in DR.
He has won the Prix Italia for the cross media project ‘Build it up’ (2014), the Prix Europa for the cross media project ‘Fantastic Stories’ (2007), the Danish Prix Radio for ‘Next Stop Home’ (2015) and a first price for the short film ‘If Time Went Backwards’ at Split Intl. Film Festival 1997. Kåre has a Master of Arts in Literature and Film and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School (2015).

Marie Caloz

Managing Editor

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – CBC, Canada

Marie is one of the leading investigative journalists in Canada and a creative leader who’s successfully pushed the boundaries of innovation with people, programs and platforms. Most recently, she was the Executive Producer of CBC-TV’s Marketplace, Canada’s top-rated consumer affairs show leading the popular program to new digital frontiers. She’s worked with a variety of public affairs programmes where’s she’s been the driving force behind pioneering journalistic and cross media projects.

Originally from Switzerland and a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism in New York, her work has garnered numerous awards for television and cross-platform productions. She is currently the Managing Editor for CBC-TV News Toronto.

Naoki Yoshikawa

Senior Producer

Special Content Development Center,
NHK, Japan

Naoki has been working as a director and producer of feature documentaries and investigative reports on international and global issues since he joined NHK in 1990.
In 2007, he was assigned to NHK bureau in New York, where he covered a wide range of stories from the Global Financial Crisis to the 2008 US Presidential Election.

Upon returning to Tokyo in 2010, Naoki has served as a Senior Producer for Japan’s most popular news magazine program “Today’s Close-UP”, and a number of “NHK Special” documentaries.

Nowell Cuanang

Senior Program Manager

News and Public Affairs Department, GMA Network, Philippines

Nowell Cuanang is a Filipino journalist who writes, directs and produces investigative and cultural documentaries for one of the biggest TV networks in the Philippines, GMA Network Inc. He is the only Filipino to win two George Foster Peabody Awards, one in 2009 for the documentary “Ambulansyang de Paa” (Ambulance on Foot) and another in 2012
for “Salat” (Bone Dry), as director and program manager respectively. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a degree in the Arts, Major in Broadcast Communication in 2003 and took International Studies as a scholar at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. At present, Nowell is taking his Masters Degree in Community Development at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Panagiotis Trakaliaridis

Head of Strategic Programme Development

ZDF, Germany

Panagiotis Trakaliaridis has been with German Broadcaster ZDF for 15 years, currently Head of Strategic Programme Development within the programme planning department, responsible for the channels timeslot profiles and improving the channels format strategy. From a media management and communications background, he started at ZDF’s programme planning department as a long term scheduling- and acquisition strategist. In his current position he is representing ZDF in the Format Group of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), organizing the EBU format experts conference “Eurovision Creative Forum”.

Salla-Rosa Leinonen

Web Producer

Finnish Broadcasting Company - Yle, Finland

Salla-Rosa is a young media and communications professional specialized in cross media/multi-platform content and transmedia storytelling.
Her background is in interactive web game’s development and children’s content creation for mobile and web platforms. She majored in Speech Communication at the University of Jyväskylä, focusing especially in Technologically Mediated Communication.

Since 2013 she’s been working as a Web Producer for a cross medial comedy drama series. Reaching young audiences and bringing fictional stories online is her special power!

During spring/summer 2016 Salla-Rosa will take over a new position at the Finnish Broadcasting Company and continue as Web Producer of the whole Yle Drama department.

Stefano Semeria

Head of Programme for Younger Audiences

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen - SRF, Switzerland

He holds a Master from the Film and TV School in Potsdam-Babelsberg, has worked as programme planner for ARD, as Head of Programming for RBB - both German public broadcasters. Then he was appointed Head of International Format Research for ProSiebenSAT1, one of Europe’s leading Commercial Media Groups. Later he founded allscreenz, a R&D company with consultancy on worldwide broadcasters‘ online strategies.

Currently he is heading a newly established unit that creates content for younger audiences at SRF, Swiss Radio and Television. Previously at SRF he acted as Head of Programming TV.

Stuart Coxe


Antica Productions, Canada

Stuart has been a long time Inputter as a presenter and a participant.

His first job in television started with a pitch at MIPCOM that landed him in Iraq for two months immediately after the first Gulf War on a project funded by ORF (Austria), Nippon TV (Japan) and CBC (Canada). It permanently cured him of a desire to be a foreign correspondent.

Since then, he has been a producer, writer, director and producer for CBC News, as well as an executive producer for a number of news programs and documentary series.

In factual entertainment he launched “Dragons’ Den” in Canada and has gone on to launch more than two dozen shows ranging from “Wipeout Canada” to “Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister” to the recent “Dreamfunded” with Mark Burnett.

His company, Antica Productions, produces documentaries, digital series and podcasts.

Current projects include: a daily political show for Sirius XM; an ongoing music series with Jason Collett; a science access film for Doc Channel; a daily mobile-optimized, platform agnostic technology show; a film on the Guess Who for Superchannel; and series in development with networks like History Channel and CBC.

Mario Deschamps

Content Manager

Radio Canada, Canada

Mario trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California, where he studied acting. In 1993, he joined the staff of Radio-Canada, and has since held many positions with the Public Broadcaster. Mario worked as radio host and producer, and as a television director, before becoming Station Manager for British Columbia and the Yukon, a position he held for five years. He was then promoted to Senior Manager of Transformation and Operations for the North and Western Canada. Mario joined the fiction department as Content Manager a year ago and oversees five television dramas that are presently in production.