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FactualWEST is a one-of-a-kind, one day conference for mid-career and senior creators, producers and crew working in factual, lifestyle, reality and documentary television. We bring together top showrunners, broadcasters, creators and producers for a day of workshops designed to help you increase your skills, learn practical tips and get useful insights you can use move your career and your projects forward.
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Saturday, October 21 • 8:30am - 9:30am
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Hear the latest in programming trends, network needs and the best way to work with broadcasters, when it comes to pitching, financing, and production.


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John Ritchie

President, John Ritchie Productions
With over 25 years of experience in television, John has overseen more than 400 hours of production in various genres, including documentary, factual entertainment, and reality, as well as television movies and scripted drama and comedy series. He was Chief Creative Officer and partner... Read More →

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Murray Battle

Director Original Documentaries, Knowledge Network
Murray Battle is the Director of Original Content and Brand at British Columbia’s Knowledge Network.Recent documentary commissions include the series Paramedics: Life on the Line, Living in Hope and the award-winning, Emergency Room: Life and Death at Vancouver General Hospital... Read More →
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Robin Johnston

Director, Independent Production, Factual and Reality, Bell Media
As Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality at Bell Media, Robin Johnston works with Canadian production companies to develop and oversee production of unscripted projects for CTV, CraveTV, and Bell Media’s slate of specialty and digital channels.Based in Halifax, Johnston... Read More →

Larissa Laycock

Production Executive, Original Factual Content, Corus Entertainment
As a Production Executive for Factual Originals at Corus Entertainment, Larissa oversees programs on History Canada and Global TV including the runaway hit Ice Road Truckers, Bud Dynasty: a series in production that explores the growing marijuana industry in Canada and The World WithoutCanada... Read More →

Saturday October 21, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Asia Pacific Hall 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3