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Banff World Media fest sets out its stall

Chuck Lorre among industryites speaking at the event

TORONTO — The Banff World Media Festival unveiled its complete schedule on Tuesday, featuring several new programming strands in its 100-plus sessions, which cover the creative and biz sides of scripted, comedy, kids, animated, non-fiction and digital entertainment in today’s global market.

The four-day mart and confab kicks off June 10 with nextMEDIA’s new Branded Content Exchange, headlined by MediaCom’s global head of content, Paul Chard, and including a digital buyers’ mart, case study sessions and face-to-face meeting oportunities with key execs.

The fest also introduces a new comedy-focussed slate, featuring an on-stage conversation with “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory” exec producer Chuck Lorre, as well as sessions with multi-hyphenate Troy Miller and other top comedy players.

The new Co-production Business Market provides a fest-long hub for entertainment and digital media execs producing or commissioning co-productions or co-ventures, and includes territory-specific sessions with key honchos weighing in on practical issues.

TBS CEO and prexy Stuart Snyder, Fox TV studio senior VP of programming Matt Loze, The Onion CEO Steve Hannah, Cartoon Network VP of content acquisitions and co-productions Adina Pitt, “The Walking Dead” exec producer Glen Mazzara, “The Bachelor” creator and producer Mike Fleiss, “Boardwalk Empire” exec and creative producer Terence Winter and Shaw Media senior VP of content Barbara Williams are among the still growing roster of industry heavyweights participating in keynotes, master classes, panel discussions and a range of networking events.

The 33rd fest will be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in Banff, Canada.

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