27 November 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network
Irish Trade Mission to Canada
19 Aug 1999 :
Details for the Trade Visit to Canada next month (16-17 September) have been confirmed, including participants, itinerary and some of the panel discussions. Confirmed to date are: Rod Stoneman of the Irish Film Board, Ardmore Sound (Paul Moore), Ardmore Studios (Kevin Moriarty), Screen Commission of Ireland (Roger Greene), Little Bird (Jonathan Kelly), Subotica Entertainment Ltd (Tristan Lynch & Dominic Wright), Irish Screen (Kevin Menton), Full Works Media Production (Les Kelly), Crimson Films (Gerry McColgan), Tyrone Productions (Patricia Carroll), Shaine Productions (Annemarie Cotter), Dog House Productions Ltd (Angela O’Donoghue), Coco Television (Stewart Switzer), Merlin Films (Kieran Corrigan or Norman Sidewell), Enterprise Ireland (Michael Kenna and Orlagh Murphy), Film Makers Ireland (Tania Banotti), Agtel Communications (John Cummins).

The Irish groups will be staying at:
Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre,
225 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada, M5V2X3
Tel: (001) 416 597 1400
Fax: (001) 416 597 8128
The meeting location is the Park Hyatt Hotel, University West Room The itinerary includes:

Thursday September 16

Morning Session:
Overview of Canadian film and television production activities;
Canadian Film and Television Producers Association - CFTPA

Overview of Irish Film and Television Industry;
The Film Board Rod Stoneman
The Screen Commission of Ireland Roger Greene
Film Makers Ireland Tania Banotti

Film Funding in Canada - Panel Discussion
Revenue Canada
Canadian Banks and Lending Institutions Robert Morrice, etc
Telefilm Canada Deborah Drisdell
Canadian Television Fund Garry Toth
Ontario Film Development Corporation Sarah Morton
Rhombus Media Danny Irons

This will be followed by lunch, hosted by the Minister for Arts, Heritage,
Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sile deValera TD

Afternoon Session:
Canadian Broadcasters Panel:
Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) Phyllis Platt
CanWest Global Loren Mawinney
CHUM City and Bravo Paul Gratton
History TV and Showcase Norm Boland
Life Network and Home Garden TV Barbara William
The Movie Network
Discovery Canada

Followed by dinner, hosted by the CFTPA and the Canadian Department of
Foreign Affairs (to be confirmed). Possibly with the Canadian Minster for
Arts and Culture Ms Shiela Copps

Friday September 17

Morning Session:

Joint CFTPA -Film Makers Ireland Breakfast:

Morning networking session Film and TV Producers
Perhaps a case study of a potential or failed Irish/Canadian co-production??

One on One Meetings - Irish and Canadian Producers:

Afternoon Sessions:

Discussion on Canada-Ireland Co-Production Treaty/potential improvements:
Agencies such as CFTPA, Telefilm, FMI, The Irish Film Board, the Irish Dept of Arts etc

Further information is available from Film Makers Ireland (filmmi@iol.ie).

DH 18.8.99

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