Nancy Mott

Vancouver Economic Commission

BIO As Executive Director of the Film and Media Centre, Nancy works strategically to grow the screen-based industry for the City of Vancouver. Included in her portfolio are film, television, visual effects and animation, games and interactive entertainmen

Kirsten Newlands


BIO As Senior Vice President of Animation Production for DHX Media, Kirsten is a passionate leader who has Executive Produced more than 600 half hours of animated children’s television, including such popular hits as My Little Pony, The Deep, Kid vs

Michele Paris

Knowledge Network

BIO As the head of Children’s Programming, Michèle oversees acquisitions, commissioning and scheduling of kids content for Knowledge Network, British Columbia’s public broadcaster, where the Knowledge Kids brand is a top-rated destination for childre

Heather Puttock


BIO Heather Puttock is a producer and collaborator on all sorts of media projects in all sorts of mediums. She opened Kickstart Canada in 2007 and has been building the team and portfolio ever since. 

Liz Shorten


BIO Liz Shorten has been working to build capacity in the film, television and digital media sectors for the past 20 years.  She is currently Managing Vice-President, Operations and Member Services at the Canadian Media Producers Association, BC Producer