Betsy LeBlanc, Senior Sales Manager of PBS International
Ms. Leblanc has more than 16 years of broadcast marketing and sales experience. LeBlanc helped to launch the division originally as WGBH International, the worldwide co-production and distribution division of WGBH-TV 11 years ago and has played an instrumental role in the successful growth of the company, which includes the representation of top filmmakers from around the world such as Ofra Bikel, Stanley Nelson, Mary Olive Smith, Steven Engel, Robert Stone and Ken Burns.
Charlie Maday, Senior Vice President, Military Programming and Public Affairs, The History Channel.
Before his current position Mr. Maday was Senior Vice President, Programming, The History Channel, and was the executive in charge of program development and strategy for seven years. Mr. Maday is a veteran of the documentary programming and production. He has been with A&E Television Networks since 1987, supervising a wide variety of documentary projects including a number of award-winning international co-productions. Under Mr. Maday, The History Channel has received numerous awards, including Primetime Emmy, Emmy News & Documentary, and Peabody Awards.
Kristina Hollstein, Director, Documentary Co-productions and Development, ZDF Enterprises
During the ten years that Kristina Hollstein has been at ZDF Enterprises, ZDF documentaries have become a household name on the global market for history, science and wildlife programs. In addition to her work at ZDF Enterprises, Kristina Hollstein also tutors at the Discovery Campus Master School and regularly lectures on economics and TV production at German universities.
LU Di, Director of Video Research Center, Peking University, Professor of School of Journalism & Communication, Peking University
Silva Basmajian, Executive Producer, NFB Ontario Centre
Ms. Basmajian's films have garnered numerous awards, with many screening at more than 200 international festivals including Berlin, Toronto and Sundance. As Executive Producer of the NFB Ontario Centre, Ms. Basmajian oversees English-language production in the province. Since her appointment she has explored innovative ways to tell Canadian and international stories, and championed cutting-edge projects like the ground-breaking NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence project, “Shorts in Motion” and North America’s first interactive dramatic feature film, “Late Fragment”, co-produced with the CFC. Recently, Basmajian co-produced the critically acclaimed “Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma”, and is executive producer for “Paris 1919, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action”, “Examined Life” and the 2009 Hot Docs award-winning “Waterlife” and “Invisible City”.
Vitaly Fedko, President & CEO, Corona Films
Vitaly is President/CEO of Corona Films, an internationally recognized Russian media company. As CEO, Dr. Fedko develops the activities of Corona Films in both New Media with the famous Russian Network Sarmath 01, and the Production of many non-Fiction programs, like the Science and Technology Documentaries. Vitaly became the world specialist in Russian submarines after the tragic sinking of the Kursk. Corona also provides the programming of the Russian Military Channel Zvezda.
Anita Lee, Producer, National Film Board of Canada
Anthony Giacchino, Producer
Blair Foster, Co-Producer, Taxi To the Dark Side
Christian Deick, Commissioning Editor Contemporary History, ZDF
Cristobal Ponte, Sahara Management, Exclusive Independent Representative for Europe & M.E.
Daniel Rodriguez, Sales Director Latin America, Venevision International
Evgenia Dyachenko, Director/Producer
Ilona Grundmann, Producer, Ilona Grundmann Filmproduction
Jim Lyle, Consultant
Joerg Muellner, Producer, History Media GmbH Film und Fernsehen
Karen Shopsowitz, Producer/Director
Li Jianguo, Vice President of Jiangxi TV Station
Margaret G. Kim, Creative Media Executive / Consultant, MGK Media
Maria Podpruzhnikova, Commissioning Editor, Historical Programs, War & Peace Channel
Mauricio Acosta, Executive Director, MAZDOC Documentaries
Miguel Somoza, Sales Director for Asia and North America, Venevision International
Nicole Rittenmeyer, Producer, 102 Minutes That Changed America
Peter Miller, Producer
Peter Raymont, President & Founder, White Pine Pictures
Peter Tarshis, Executive Producer, Biography
Ralf Dilger, Producer, Film & TV
Salimah El-Amin, Film Researcher/Producer
Steve Weslak, Editor
Sun Xu, Producer of Beijing TV Station
Victoria Chubinets, VP, Programming & Sales, Corona Films
Vladimir Skobelev, Producer
Xie Fang, Director of Art Communication Department of China Television Artists Association
Zhang Xiaoai, Vice president of China Television Artists Association