ANNOUNCES FLAGSHIP EVENT DURING TIFF
APPOINTS FERNE COHEN CEO
Toronto – May 1, 2018 – Based on the success of its international Content brand including Content London, Content China and Content Nigeria, C21 Media today announces the upcoming launch of Content Canada, a new online platform featuring a progressive mix of content and editorial coverage of the global content business through the lens of the Canadian industry, supported by a series of events.
C21 is also proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Content Canada flagship event taking place during the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF®) in September 2018, and is proud to announce TIFF as an event collaborator.
C21 has appointed Ferne Cohen as chief executive officer of the new venture. She will oversee the business, including managing the first event during TIFF. Most recently, Cohen was the executive director of the Banff World Media Festival for almost a decade.
The website – contentcanada.net – will be curated by Cohen and C21’s Canadian bureau chief Adam Benzine and a raft of high profile contributors.
C21Media editor-in-chief & managing director David Jenkinson said: “Content Canada will connect the Canadian market with the world. It is all about thinking local but acting global, and designed to help support the flourishing Canadian industry on the world stage”.
“We are delighted to appoint Ferne to lead this new venture and proud of the partnership with TIFF, which will position the inaugural event at the heart of Canada’s most progressive Festival,” added Jenkinson
“I’m thrilled to be working with C21 to bring this exciting new venture to life”, said Ferne Cohen. “In addition to poignant content and news, our premiere event during TIFF will be laser-focused on the future of the television industry and the celebration of exceptional content.”
“Exploring new frontiers of the moving image and digital content sparks interest for TIFF audiences and attendees,” said TIFF’s Director of Industry, Kathleen Drumm. “TIFF welcomes C21 Media’s entrance into the Canadian market, and is pleased to offer our Industry delegates special rates to attend this event.”
Further details regarding the official launch date of the website, as well as program and ticket information for C21’s Content Canada event during TIFF will be announced shortly.
C21Media is Home to The International Entertainment Community. It owns and operates brands including Content London, Content China, Content Nigeria, Channel 21 International, FutureMedia, C21Screenings, Schedule Watch, and the mothership C21Media.net.