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Seasoned Industry Executives discuss best practices and what content creators on any budget can do to help reduce the environmental impacts of their production.

Climate change is real and everything we do matters. Find out what tools and organizations are out there to help you and your production as we all work to a better future.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Portland Room | Spoke Club | 600 King St W

5:30 pm Registration | 6 pm – 7 pm Academy Talks

Free to the Public

Space is Limited | All are Welcome


David Hardy | Vice President, Industry/Government Affairs & Sustainability, William F White International Inc

David Hardy is the Vice President, Industry/Government Affairs & Sustainability at venerable production services company William F. White International Inc (“Whites”).  In this role he engages with government and industry colleagues with the goal of maintaining stable municipal, provincial and national production environments in Whites’ markets from coast to coast.  In response to global climate change, moreover, David’s focus now includes responsibility for all sustainability initiatives at Whites.  In this capacity he is engaged in exploring opportunities to migrate Whites’ business, both internally and externally, towards a net zero carbon footprint future. He is also deeply engaged in a national movement towards sustainable production.


Sarah Margolius, President, Sustainable Media Production Canada

Sarah Margolius is a sustainability and marketing expert with twenty years’ experience in film and television production, distribution and various industries. A certified Project Manager, Sarah helps businesses and municipalities reduce their environmental footprints, most recently with Partners in Project Green, an initiative of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Toronto Pearson, and independently with a range of organizations. Sarah serves on the board of the newly established non-profit organization Sustainable Media Production Canada fostering environmental stewardship in Ontario’s film, television, and digital media industry. Sarah studied at McGill University, Humber College and OCAD University, and lives with her two boys in Toronto.

Kristy Neville, Producer/Partner at Wilding Pictures

Award-winning producer and partner at Wildling Pictures, Kristy Neville has quickly developed a reputation as one of the top producers emerging out of Canada’s next generation of filmmakers. In a short time, Neville has had films screen at TIFF, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and Hot Docs, picking up two Sundance Special Jury Prizes along the way. In 2017 she won the CMPA Indiescreen Emerging Producer Award at TIFF alongside Wildling partner, Matt Code. Neville produced CARDINALS, directed by Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The same year Molly McGlynn’s MARY GOES ROUND, on which Neville served as co-producer, also had its premiere at TIFF. She returned to TIFF this year with Jasmin Mozaffari’s FIRECRACKERS. Between her own projects, Kristy also serves as a production manager. 


John Galway, President of Harold Greenberg Fund & Founder and board Member of Sustainable Media Productions Canada

A MBA graduate with twenty-five years of experience in film and television, John Galway’s career has ranged from film festivals, to production and financing. In 2005, he joined The Harold Greenberg Fund as President and Board Member. At the Fund, he has overseen investments of more than $30 Million and has helped develop over 1000 feature film and television projects. Recently, he steered the Fund through the merger of Bell Media and Astral.He is also the co-founder of the Toronto Irish Film Festival and sits on various industry boards, juries and advisory committees.