FactualWEST 2017 has ended
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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Don Young

Those Canadians Media Group
  • President of ‘Those Canadians Media Group’.   We produce music docs, lifestyle, sports, and Virtual Reality content.  Facebook is our most active client.
  • Executive Producer London Olympic Games.  2012
  • Executive Producer Vancouver Winter Games. 2010.
  • Writer/director for U2’s “Music Rising” feature doc on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the music community in New Orleans.
  • Writer/director for History Television and Frantic Films “living history” documentary series. We produced 25 x 60 programs together.
  • Writer/director for History Television’s “True Story of the Great Escape” doc series.
  • Writer/director for Discovery Channel’s “Lifespace” documentary series.  26 x 30
  • Host / Exec Producer:  “Travels with Mom”.  YTV and CBC lifestyle kids travel show.  39 x 30 
  • CBC Bureau Chief, Sarajevo, Bosnia.  1992.
  • Documentary Producer, The Journal.  I wrote and directed about 100 news magazine style docs.
  • Executive Producer CBC Television.  Winnipeg evening news.
  • Reporter.  CBC Television. Calgary.
  • Producer.  CBC Radio. Morningside.
  • Hustling freelancer.
  • Winner of Three Geminis and Two Canadian Screen Awards.
  • I am moving our company aggressively into virtual reality content and live event streaming in 360.
  • Here’s a link to our ‘CUBAN BUS’ feature documentary Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cubanbus/

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 21