CBC Info Session & PitchFEST

Attend an Information Session for Independent Producers & Creators
Apply for a One-on-One Pitch Session with a CBC Executive
June 7, 2019



Presented by Field and Post and The Development Collective
In Association with CMPA-BC, Creative BC and FusionCine
With support from TELUS STORYHIVE.
On Friday, June 8, executives from Scripted Drama, Comedy, Unscripted and CBC Kids, representing both television and digital platforms, will be in Vancouver to hold an information session for writers, creators and producers, as well as take 70 one-on-one pitch meetingsThis is your opportunity to hear what the CBC is looking for across genres and how to pitch them. Sign up in advance for the chance to have a one-on-one pitch meeting with a CBC executive.

In Attendance Will Be

Helen Asimakis

Senior Director,

Jessica Schmiedchen

Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted

Michelle Daly

Senior Director,

Karen Tsang

Executive in Charge of Production, Comedy

Marie McCann

Senior Director,
CBC Kids

Zach Feldberg

Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals

Mike Miner

Executive In Charge of Production, Unscripted, Digital

How To Participate

Registration is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who registered to attend the information session & applied for a pitch meeting. Please watch your email for updates and details.


Register for The Information Session

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018

Sign up now for the Information Session. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

You’ll be taken to our registration page where you’ll be asked to provide some brief information about yourself. This is just to help us get a better sense of who’s in the room.

Note that registration is on a first-come first-served basis and we reserve the right to limit the number of tickets available.


Sign Up for a One-on-One Pitch Meeting

Application Deadline: May 21, 2018

Sign up now for the chance to get a one-on-one pitch meeting with a CBC executive. Preference will be given to writers, creators and producers who don’t usually get the chance to meet with CBC executives at festivals and markets.

You’ll be asked to provide your contact information, a short bio of yourself, and some information about the project you’re pitching (genre and log line). Please note that space is limited, so not everyone who applies will get a one-on-one meeting.

RSVP for the Networking Reception

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018

RSVP for the Networking Reception where you can end the day (and the week!) by chatting with colleagues, meeting potential partners and mingling with CBC executives.

Do Some Homework

Get a head start by visiting CBC’s Independent Producers Page, where you can learn more about what genres CBC is programming, and what they’re looking for!

Learn More About Us

If you create, develop, produce or work on Canadian films, television shows or digital projects in British Columbia, take a second to learn more about Field and Post, The Development Collective, CMPA-BC and CreativeBC. We’re all dedicated to making great things happen here in BC.

Location & Schedule


Meet the CBC is being held at

The Law Courts Inn
800 Smythe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Schedule of Events

12:30 pm – Registration

1:00pm – 3:00 pm – CBC Information Session

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm – One-on-One Pitch Sessions (By Appointment only, Pre-registration required (see above)

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Networking Reception

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