Canadian producers at the top of global showbiz success discuss their innovative business models

Toronto and Montreal, October 12, 2018 — The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada, in partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada, are featuring an inspiring group of Canadians who lead some of Canada’s major production companies at this year’s MIPCOM, taking place from October 15 to 18 in Cannes. They will take part in a panel entitled “Showbizz Success In Today’s World,” moderated by Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

Marie-Claude Beauchamp, President and Producer, Carpediem Film & TV; Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer and Co-Founder, Cameron Pictures; and Christina Jennings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shaftesbury will discuss how exceptional Canadian companies have positioned themselves within the international community by developing highly-innovative business models.

“Together, the three accomplished producers on this panel, as well as moderator Catherine Tait, have decades of experience and are role models for any Canadian looking to build a global business in the screen-based sector. They also happen to be women,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “Their businesses have reached global success thanks to their creative approaches, both on content and the development of innovative business models. As well-regarded industry leaders, they also contribute to our collective work to improve gender balance in the global audiovisual industry,” she added.

“Today, our industry truly stands out with demonstrated self-confidence in creating and producing high-quality, world-class content,” said Christa Dickenson, Executive Director of Telefilm Canada. “The selected panelists, as well as moderator Catherine Tait, exemplify the remarkable road Canadian creators have travelled. By sharing their vision and experience, these renowned professionals will reveal how their entrepreneurship was key in their trajectory to achieve international recognition. ”

Canada at MIP

In addition to this activity at MIPCOM, the CMF and Telefilm are hosting three renowned Canadian companies at MIPJUNIOR which will showcase their productions that have achieved international success, including 1001 Nights, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and PAW Patrol, among others. For more information, please visit rdvcanada.ca.

The Canada Pavilion is coordinated and funded by Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Ontario Creates, Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), Creative BC and Manitoba Film & Music. The Pavilion will host some 90 Canadian companies.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

About Telefilm Canada—See bigger.
Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

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Media enquiries:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
(416) 554-2768
aferreira@cmf-fmc.ca

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations (English market)
Telefilm Canada
Joyce.Richards@telefilm.ca
(647) 475-4903

Andréane Leblanc
Advisor, Public Relations (French market)
Telefilm Canada
Andreane.Leblanc@telefilm.ca
(438) 469-1204