October 18, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC (October 17, 2016) – Field & Post Vancouver is pleased to announce Brandon Killion, Executive Vice President of Civilized Studios as the keynote speaker for FactualWEST: A Skills Advancement Conference for Factual and Reality Television.
Brandon Killion started his career as an attorney. Originally from Massachusetts, Killion moved to Los Angeles in 2004 where he began his tenure in the entertainment industry, spending seven years at Thom Beers’ Original Productions where he rose through the production ranks to showrun such series at History’s Ice Road Truckers and A&E’s American Hoggers. After Original, Killion moved to Gurney Productions where he headed up production, Co-Executive producing such series as Duck Dynasty, Haunted Collector and American Guns. Following two years at Gurney, Brandon served as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development at Cineflix before moving into independent production and media industry consulting. He is currently Executive Vice President of Civilized Studios.
“I am really excited to have been asked to make the keynote address for the inaugural FactualWEST conference in Vancouver. It is a fantastic city bursting with talent and has, without a doubt, positioned itself as a leader in the factual, reality and lifestyle television industry” said Killion.
Taking place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, British Columbia, FactualWEST will be an exciting day of information sharing, skills training and networking. Co-presented with CMPA-BC and Creative BC, and funded by a wide range of key industry sponsors, the conference will provide advanced skills-based training for mid-career and senior writers, producers, directors, editors and others working in BC’s burgeoning factual, lifestyle and reality television industry, as well as emerging talent.
The conference is made possible through the financial support of a variety of partners and supporters including Co-Presenters CMPA-BC and Creative BC; Funding Partner TELUS Optik ™ Local; Premium Sponsors Entertainment One, Force Four Entertainment & Paperny Entertainment; Partner Sponsors HSBC Bank Canada and Fusion Cine; Senior Sponsors Chandler Fogden Aldous Entertainment Law, Great Pacific Media and Omnifilm Entertainment; Contributing Sponsors Finale Post and William F. White International Inc.; and Supporting Sponsor Line 21 Media Services.
Conference details can be found on the Field & Post Vancouver website at www.fieldandpost.ca.