Creating Content - One Stop Business Workshop

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Creating Content, a One Stop Business Workshop series presented by CBC, CAVCO, and CMPA.

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Join us for One Stop Business Workshop's Creating Content series!


This FREE virtual series will provide emerging independent producers and content creators from traditionally underrepresented groups in the industry (Indigenous, Black, people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2+, and women) with information about the business and financing side of content creation.


January 25 - February 2, 2022

The schedule of our info sessions is listed below. You may register for one or more sessions through the registration link on this page.

Closed captioning and ASL will be available during the sessions.

Sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants a few days after the series ends.


Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 from 2 - 3 pm EST

Creating Content: Moving from no budget to low/micro budget production

Presented by Shant Joshi, Producer, Co-Founder of the Future of Film Showcase; Priscilla Galvez, Producer and Director; Lauren Corber, Producer and Founder/President, LoCo Motion Pictures; Greg Jeffs, Producer and Director, and Client Services Coordinator, Emerging Filmmakers / Digital Content Creators, William F. White International Inc.

Moderated by tba


Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 from 2 - 3 pm EST

Creating Content: How to get someone interested in putting money into your documentary

Presented by Nilesh Patel, Director, Producer, Roaming Pictures; Julian Carrington, Distribution Manager, Industry Programmer, Funds, Hot Docs; Jill Samson, Deputy Director, Portfolio Management, CMF Program Administration, Telefilm Canada; Gwen Jones-McCauley, Director, Global Distribution, CBC; Michelle McCree, Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs, CBC; Jane Jankovic, Executive Producer of Documentaries, TVO

Moderated by Sarah Spring, Executive Director, Documentary Organization of Canada


Thursday, January 27th, 2022 @ from 2 - 3 pm EST

Creating Content: What to consider when producing your first feature film

Presented by Gosia Kamela, Head of CBC Films, CBC; Fabienne Colas, President and Founder, Fabienne Colas Foundation; Adam Garnet-Jones, Director of TV Content and Special Events, APTN; Peggy Lainis, Regional Feature Film Executive - English Market, Quebec Region, Telefilm Canada; Naveen Prasad, Media Executive, Content Producer, and Co-Founder, Impossible Objects; Erin Burke, Associate Director, Programs and Content, Canadian Film Centre

Moderated by Damon D'Oliveira, Co-Founder, Conquering Lion Pictures


Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 @ from 2 - 3 pm EST

Getting Started: Preparing proposals and applications with Bell Fund, Independent Production Fund, and Canada Media Fund

Presented by Rachel Feldbloom-Wood, Business Analyst, Bell Fund; Jon Taylor, CEO, Independent Production Fund (IPF); Jeremy Spry, National Director, Canada Media Fund Program Administrator, Telefilm Canada

Moderated by Trinni Franke, Producer, A Token Entertainment Company Inc.


Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 @ from 2 - 3 pm EST

Getting Started: Preparing proposals and applications with Canada Council, National Film Board of Canada, and Telefilm

Presented by Megan Leduc, Program Officer, Canada Council; Julie Roy, Director General of Creation and Innovation, National Film Board of Canada (NFB); Julie Blondin, National Director, Business affairs & Coproductions, Telefilm Canada

Moderated by Susannah Heath-Eves, Producer, SHE Films

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