Content Canada Digital Summit announces live programming for Rocket Forum and Content Canada

The Content Canada Digital Summit, together with Shaw Rocket Fund announced today the schedule for the live programming for the Rocket Forum and Content Canada programs, running from September 21 – October 1, 2021.

All Digital Summit live programming is being offered free of charge for attendees, and includes more than 25 live briefings, roundtables and professional development workshops. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

The inaugural Rocket Forum, launching on September 21 will offer an array of live programming including:
• Live Briefings with: BBC Children’s, WildBrain, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Kidoodle.TV, TVO, Spin Master Entertainment, and Entertainment One;
• Live Roundtables on topics including:
• The future of Canadian kids’ content for underrepresented audiences;
• Rocket report; and
• Funding of Canadian kids’ content – case studies;

Featured speakers include:
Sarah Muller, BBC Children’s; Blair Powers, Sinking Ship Entertainment; Deidre Brennan, WildBrain; Joan Jenkinson, Black Screen Office; Charles Clement, Manito Média; Kaleb Robertson, Fay and Fluffy’s Storytime; Christine Hill, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation; Judy Lung, BIPOC TV & Film; Kim Wilson, Children’s Media Lab, Joy Rosen, Portfolio Entertainment; Raja Khanna, Dark Slope; Mark Bishop, Marble Media; Joan Lambur, Lambur Productions; Sarah Haasz, Pillango Productions, Natalie Osborne, 9 Story Entertainment; Lon Hall, Hall Webber; Brenda Bisner, Kidoodle.TV; Marney Malabar, TVO; Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment; and Olivier Dumont, Entertainment One.

And beginning on September 24, the Content Canada live programming will feature:
• Buyer’s Briefings with: Discovery+, Sony Pictures Television’s Gemstone Studios, Roku, Uninterrupted Canada, BBC Studios, OutTV, BET Networks, CNN, The CW Network, A&E Networks, and Bell Media.
• Professional Development Briefings including Bell Media & Reelworld Screen Institute; IPF; CBC; and the Canadian Film Center.

Speakers will include:
Toby Faulkner, Discovery+; Jennifer Vaux, Roku; Lauren Whitelaw, OUTtv; Rose Catherine Pinkney, BET Networks; Katie Isaacson, WarnerMedia (CNN); André Renaud, BBC Studios; Brigitte van Geel, Gemstone Studios, Sony Pictures Television; Kevin Levy, The CW Network; Scott Moore, Uninterrupted Canada; Steve Ascher, A&E Networks; Tonya Williams, Reelworld Screen Institute; Rachel Goldstein, Bell Media; Erin Burke, CFC; Joseph Ellsworth, CFC Media Lab; Jennifer Shin, CBC; Lea Marin, CBC; Trish Williams, CBC; and Jon Taylor, IPF.

To see the full schedule and a full line-up of speakers, click HERE.

“The Content Canada Digital Summit is proud to announce its live programming, offering an exceptional opportunity for the audience to interact with a diverse group of buyers, industry executives and community leaders participating in an array of briefings, roundtables and professional development workshops,” said Ferne Cohen, Content Canada CEO. “We hope people will take advantage of this great programming, all being offered free of charge, to keep the conversations going and the industry moving forward.”

To keep up with all the news and updates about the upcoming Rocket Forum and Content Canada Digital Summit, register for free at

About Shaw Rocket Fund
The Shaw Rocket Fund is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust world-leading content on all platforms. The Rocket Fund proudly invests in and supports Canadian-made media that respects and speaks to children, reflects Canadian values and showcases diversity and inclusion while celebrating Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and government, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority. Since its inception, the Shaw Rocket Fund has invested over $245 million to support the production of Canadian media content for children, family, and youth audiences worldwide. The Shaw Rocket Fund is supported by Shaw Communications Inc. For more information, visit

About Content Canada
Content Canada, a division of C21Media Ltd., is an annual event focused on promoting, celebrating and showcasing Canada’s role in the global content market. As the only Canadian platform of its kind, Content Canada offers its partners the unique opportunity to promote their messages locally, and have them amplified globally through C21. Content Canada’s flagship event is being conducted virtually in 2021, from September 21 – October 1. For more information, visit
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