Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Francesca Accinelli

Director, National Promotions and Communications

Francesca Accinelli joined Telefilm in 2006 as the Deputy Director, English Market for the Canadian Television Fund (now Canada Media Fund). In 2008 she was promoted to Director of that team and is now very excited to be the Director of National Promotions and Communications. Accinelli has always been a fan...more

Lucile Bousquet

Sr Director Marketing & Communications
Ubisoft Canada

Lucile Bousquet is the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Ubisoft Canada. She defines marketing strategies for all brands and consumer products for Ubisoft in Canada and ensures the creation of integrated and targeted campaigns with a strong digital component. Bousquet has expertise in millennial marketing, which includes campaign...more

Heather Cameron

Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Walmart Canada

Heather Cameron leads Walmart Canada’s creative, content and PR strategy as the Sr. Director of Marketing Communications. With over a decade of client, agency and publisher experience, Cameron has contributed to iconic brand identities such as Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, RIM, HGTV, Food Network, Microsoft and Rogers. Cameron is also...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' opening remarks

Brent Nelsen

EVP, CSO, North America
Leo Burnett Company Ltd

Brent, in his own words, is powered by “culture and caffeine…and some wine thrown in for good measure.” Under his strategic leadership, love for instigation and inspiration, Leo Burnett Toronto has been recognized globally and nationally, winning at virtually every strategy and creative awards show.

His contributions have received numerous recognitions:...more

Marguerite Pigott

Vice President, Outreach and Strategic Initiatives
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

Marguerite Pigott is responsible for CMPA's national digital strategy, Prime Time conference and new initiatives focused on increasing business capacity for Canadian producers. Previously, she was Super Channel's Head of Creative Development. She handled the pre-licensing of original Canadian series, feature films and documentaries, and directed a team of development...more

Amir Sahba

CEO & Founder

Amir Sahba is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Thinkingbox, a leading global creative and digital production studio. Thinkingbox produces award-winning creative content, digital experiences, VR / AR projects and experiential campaigns. The studio works with a roster of global agencies and brands. Sahba founded the studio when he...more

Ann Stewart


Speaking at: Co-chairs' opening remarks

Elisa Suppa

Corporate affairs & industry relations
Telefilm Canada

Elisa Suppa’s work focuses on the corporate priorities of diversity and inclusivity, strategic content creation for talent promotion, market research, business and policy development and stakeholder partnerships. In a time of ever-changing consumption models and greater emphasis on the value of diversity, Suppa empowers Telefilm Canada's clients through thought leadership...more

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