WIFT Toronto Industry Speaker Series

Get inspired, make connections, and learn new skills in a single evening. An after-work speaker and networking series for screen-based media professionals providing useful and insightful career development strategies and tools.

  • Free RSVP for WIFT Toronto members
  • Hear from the top minds and creatives in the industry
  • Grow your network

Our Industry Speaker Series is designed to be relevant at all stages of your career, covering a wide range of topics, including developing trends in distribution, content production, marketing, and more. Held several times a year, panels feature industry speakers to chat trends and best practices.

Please note: Dates and speakers are subject to change. All Industry Sessions run from 6:30-8:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

2019 dates:

  • March 21, 6:30-8:30 pm: Music for Your Moving Pictures: Making it, finding it, placing it. Featuring: Aideen O'Brien (Director, Music Supervision & Publishing, eOne), Janal Bechthold (Composer, Marcando Music), Caron Nightingale (Director of Sales, APM Music Canada/President, Nightingale Music), Kaya Pino (Supergroup Sonic Branding Co.)
  • September 26: Topic & Speakers TBA.

The Winners' Circle, hosted by Naomi Snieckus. Featuring past Crystal Award winners: Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC; Christina Jennings, CEO, Shaftesbury; Karen Walton, screenwriter, executive producer, and Founder, inkcanada (facebook edition); and Tonya Williams, actor/filmmaker, Founder & Executive Director, Reelworld Film Festival.

Sexual Harassment: Legal Framework and Guidelines for Bringing Claims Forward with Alix Herber, Labour, Employment & Human Rights Lawyer (Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP); and Mia Kirshner, actress and co-founder, AfterMeToo.


How Canada Can Lead the Charge Against Fake News with Tessa Sproule, CEO, Vubble

Best Practices: Getting From Here to There with Annie Bradley, Writer/Director; Rachel Cairns, Web Series/Digital Content Creator; Katia Café-Fébrissy, Writer/Director; and Christa Tazzeo Morson, VP Sales, Deluxe Post Production


Building Unscripted Content Formats for Success in Canada and Around the World with Maria Armstrong, CEO/Executive Producer, Big Coat Media; Andrea Gabourie, President / Executive Producer, FORTÉ Entertainment; and Kit Redmond, CEO/Executive Producer, RTR Media Inc. This panel was moderated by media consultant and executive producer, Joanna Webb.

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