Senior Director, Children's Content, CBC Kids
Marie McCann is the senior director of children’s content for CBC. She began her career as an actress before earning a degree in English and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. She has written, directed and produced award winning children’s content for over 20 years. At CBC Kids she heads up the teams responsible for in-house television and digital content and oversees acquisitions and programming created with independent producers for Canada's national public broadcaster.
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitching Success Stories
Pitching! We all do it, even when we are not doing it. Our esteemed panel has both pitched and receive pitches and are well-versed in how a great pitch looks, sounds and feels. If you want to hear some good pitching stories as well as tips and tricks you can use, this is the panel for you.
5:30PM - 6:30PM
The Big Pitch
It’s time for our annual Big Pitch contest!
Most competitions usually only offer critiques by industry execs.
The Big Pitch will feature a panel of judges representing departments throughout the animation pipeline. You’ll learn not only what makes a pitch sell but how to make it work from every angle!