Guest Speakers

April 16

Deb is an award -winning television and film director and producer with over 20 years in the entertainment industry.  Using her finely-tuned communication, strategic and creative thinking skills, Deb works with entrepreneurs, businesses, production companies, distributors and broadcasters to create effective digital and social media strategies and content to engage customers, clients and audiences in the social media sphere. Deb’s passion both for storytelling and directly engaging with audiences, combined with her talent for listening, analyzing and connecting, has made her an in-demand consultant in the world of social, digital and transmedia.

As a strategist and producer, Deb connects businesses and productions with the right partners to support their projects and goals. Incorporating the powerful and ever-changing digital and social media space, Deb and her team strive to forge new opportunities while remaining true to the distinctive look, feel and voice of the project at hand.

Learning and empowering are a big part of Deb’s life. As a workshop leader, moderator and trainer, she designs and runs training and development programs for industry organizations and associations. From leading small, intensive workshops to addressing larger conference audiences as an individual speaker, panelist or moderator, Deb loves to engage people in conversation and expand possibilities.

Deb and her company have worked with White Pine Pictures on the new series Cracked on CBC,  Bell Media as the Digital Producer of CTV’s hit summer series Saving Hope; with Vérité Films for two seasons CBC’s InSecurity; and with Rhombus Media on CBC’s critical hit Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays. Deb is currently working on Call Me Fitz with eOne and Amaze Films, and several ATPN projects, to name a few. In  Recently Deb was a speaker at the Atlantic Film Festival Music and Images Conference, Women in Film and Television (WiFT) Career Accelerator, and lead training sessions for The National Screen Institute,  the ImagineNATIVE festival, and the 2012 Merging Media (Vancouver) conference. Deb is also an active mentor, working with emerging talent or people in transition. She is currently part of the Canadian Women in Communications Mentorship Program.