Big Talent, Big Business: Canada’s best kept secret is on-screen content11:45am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King St. W. , Toronto
Canada’s audiovisual industry means big business. The television and digital media sector is a $2 B a year industry with big talent creating big hits enjoyed by audiences at home and abroad. A wealth of Canadian productions are sold around the globe with the USA being the biggest market, followed by countries like Sweden, Switzerland, France, Korea, and the United Kingdom.
As Canadian consumers are increasingly seeking on-demand access to audiovisual products across a wide variety of platforms like their computers and mobile device, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) is an active player in helping Canadian producers reach audiences anytime, anyplace. Since launched in 2010, the CMF has provided more than $1.3 B in funding, to over 2,200 productions, triggering $4.7 B in production activity.
Join Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, as she discusses the shift in supporting a thriving television and digital media production industry and shares thoughts on how world screens are adapting to changes in consumer habits.
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Formal remarks at 12:00 p.m., followed by lunch.
President & CEO
Canada Media Fund
Valerie Creighton is an industry leader in arts, culture and media, recognized for reenergizing some of the some of the country’s most important organizations in the sector over the last 30 years. An expert in organizational change, Valerie has been recognized as a visionary in promoting Canada’s cultural wealth.
Currently serving as President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund, Valerie positions Canadian programming at the forefront in world markets advocating successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms. Valerie has taken part in foreign trade missions, and been recognized with numerous awards nationally and from her home province of Saskatchewan, where she owns and operates the Red Horse Ranch.