Meet the Canadians

Introducing the Canadian Delegation

Principal Partner of ConnectED:

Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management, 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. Nathalie says: "“We strive to create as many business opportunities for Canadian producers as we possibly can. We want to reinforce Canada’s position as a coproduction partner of choice by developing partnerships with counterparts in other major production countries, such as Britain."

Contact
Email: nclermont@cmf.fmc.ca
Web site: www.cmf-fmc.ca

Jean-Philippe Normandeau, COO Incendo

Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace. Based in Montreal, the company also has offices in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Chief Operating Officer, Jean-Philippe Normandeau says; “Incendo’s main objective is to find new potential co-production partners for the development and production of drama series. As well, Incendo is always on the lookout for interesting catalogues to distribute in Canada. The participation at this festival will also be of interest in our desire to seek new trends in the drama sector.”

Contact:
Email: jpnormandeau@incendo.ca
Web site: www.incendo.ca

Jacqueline Pepall, Writer / Director, Great Lake Films

Great Lake Films is an award-winning independent production company creating high-end film and television. With a focus on scripted comedy and drama, Great Lake Films strives to connect audiences through world-class storytelling, striking cinematography, and a focus on unlikely heroes. Jacqueline runs the independent production company Great Lake Films. She also works closely with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, directing films for the MA in Screen Acting programme. She organises and runs an annual film festival, ‘From the Wilderness,’ championing the work of female directors. She would like to find partners for Canadian/UK co productions. Jacqueline is one of ETF's Ones to Watch 2018.

Contact:
Email: Jacquie@greatlakefilms.com
Tel: +44 751 511 6939
www.greatlakefilms.com
www.jacquelinepepall.com

Beverley Shenken, Vice-President, Content & Programming / General Manager, Television Division, ZoomerMedia

ZoomerMedia Limited is a global leader in creating information, entertainment and experiences uniquely designed to serve the world’s largest and most affluent generation – the 45-plus. At ZoomerMedia, Beverley oversees television-based content strategy across all platforms, acquisition of US and international series and movies and daily scheduling and broadcast operations for ZoomerMedia’s 4 television channels which includes VisionTV, the flagship channel available in over 10 million Canadian homes and ONETV, Canada’s only fitness and lifestyle channel featuring exercise and yoga programs you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Email: beverley.shenken@zoomermedia.ca

Dominique Simard, Managing Director, Encore Television

Encore is an integrated entertainment group, one of the most prolific production companies in scripted series (comedy and drama), live comedy specials, live plays and artist management in French Canada. The company has established several sales records and to this day, keeps on promoting the careers of the most sought after stand-up comedians and plays in recent years. Dominique says: "Encore is looking to develop the English-speaking television market through business partnerships (co-productions) or by selling its formats or its original fiction content.”

Contact:
Email: dsimard@encoretelevision.com
Web site: www.encoretelevision.com

Co-Funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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