Hollywood heavyweights joined forces with Canada’s television production industry during TIFF to celebrate the latest in homegrown television talent at this year’s 2nd annual Content Canada conference which took place at The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Sep. 10/11. The celebrity-studded, two-day event, dedicated to defining and delivering the next generation of screen content, showcased some of the hottest new TV series from the country’s top broadcasters while offering an industry development market and live speaker panels featuring top executives from the today’s biggest industry players.
Oscar-Winner, Christopher Plummer along with actress Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) were both on-hand at Content Canada’s “Screenings in the Six” for the world premiere of their new Canada/U.K. co-pro series, “Departure,” scheduled to air on Global this fall. As well, CBC’s new sketch comedy troupe, ‘Tallboyz to Men’ were also in attendance for the world premiere of their new Bruce McCullough/Susan Cavan exec. produced show, “Tallboyz,” set to air this fall on CBC.
“Dublin Murders,” a new STARZ original eight-episode series, also had its world premiere at Content Canada’s “Screenings in the Six” on September 10 in partnership with Bell Media. Created by Sarah Phelps, starring Killian Scott and Sarah Greene, and from executive producers Kate Harwood and Noemi Spanos, “Dublin Murders” depicts a contemporary world of psychological mystery and tension, with roots that reach down deep within Ireland’s past.
“Our 2019 Content Canada Screenings and Industry Conference offered attendees an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight from some of tv’s biggest names and celebrate some great new television content”, said Ferne Cohen, Content Canada CEO. “I look forward to adding even more big names and shows to our roster for next year, and I encourage all those interested in the business of content creation to come check us out!”
Offering a celebration of exciting new content and an in-depth exploration of issues facing the content industry, Content Canada offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from, and network with, television’s most influential thought leaders. Next year’s conference is scheduled to take place Sep. 2020.