The 2019 Members Lounge serves up an intimate setting for professional development during Canadian Screen Week. Featuring cutting-edge programming with over 75 speakers and 25 industry sessions, the Members Lounge leads the conversation as we confront The New Now.

Disruption. Diversity. New Voices. Sustainability. The seismic shifts occurring in the media sector are forcing us back to fundamentals, while technology and innovation have never been more exciting or accessible. If we push past the boundaries of “what has been” into the future of “what will be,” we can forge tomorrow’s path. Across Canada, emerging creators and industry moguls have an opportunity to come together to define our national voice and help solve the equation of The New Now.

MARCH 26, 2019 – MARCH 30, 2019

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

CENTRE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION

192 SPADINA AVE

(LOWER LEVEL)

TORONTO, ON, M5T 2C7

Schedule and Programming

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Power of the Image

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The Power of the Image is an eye-opening conversation with Special Award recipient, Elizabeth Klinck, and award-winning director, Jennifer Baichwal, about the role that visual researching plays in a compelling narrative.

Post-Production Excellence on the Global Stage

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Post-Production Excellence on the Global Stage is a dynamic panel discussion that examines the growing global recognition of Canadian television’s post-production landscape.

Networking Cocktail

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Global Reach | A Story about a Web Series

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Global Reach | A Story about a Web Series is an enlightening panel discussion with experts in the creative execution and proliferation of outstanding online content.

The New Guard | Dismantling the Status Quo

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The New Guard | Dismantling the Status Quo is a candid panel discussion with a new generation of Canadian feature filmmakers who are prescribing their individual paths to success, on their own terms.

Networking Cocktail

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Aesthetics of Comedy

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Aesthetics of Comedy delves into comedic expression with experienced industry pros whose cinematic arts’ specialties encompass hair, makeup, and wardrobe.

Networking Cocktail

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday, March 29, 2019

Media Entrepreneurs | Today's Ultimate Risk Takers

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Media Entrepreneurs | Today’s Ultimate Risk Takers is an insightful panel discussion with high-level executives, who are experienced in the high stakes game of mergers and acquisitions.

Creative Collaborations on Baroness Von Sketch

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Creative Collaborations on Baroness von Sketch explores the vital relationship between director, production designer, and location manager through the complicated lens of the Baroness von Sketch Show.

Working Lunch: Cybersecurity for Indie Production Companies

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Cybersecurity for Indie Production Companies is a discussion tackling industry best practices on how to protect your media and your company’s sensitive materials, as well as actionable ways to prevent cybercrime.

Monetization and Diversification | Structuring your Content Portfolio

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Monetization and Diversification | Structuring your Content Portfolio examines the ways and means by which our accomplished panelists have achieved financial and critical success as independent producers in The New Now.

Networking Cocktail

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Working Lunch: Apprenticeship for Women Directors

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

An engaging conversation with an apprentice and their mentor who participated in this year’s Apprenticeship for Women Directors program.

Closing Cocktail

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Free to Members of the Academy, DGC and CMPA

Membership ID required at the door

$45 per day for non-members

Purchase at the door or online

Purchase Includes

Complimentary Breakfast

Lunch

Networking Cocktail