Participant Profile

Francesca Accinelli

Director, English Market CMF, Telefilm Canada

BA Fine Arts, 1992

I am currently the Director, English Market for the CMF Program Administrator at Telefilm Canada. What does this mean? I am responsible for the team that completes business affairs processes for both Convergent and Experimental Programs for English Canada. I work closely with both TV and Digital Media producers as well as Canadian broadcasters and have been doing this work since 2001. I have the privilege of travelling across Canada seeing the content that Canadians create and how it is financed. So I know a lot about content! and I do a lot of mentoring and connecting! Maybe even internship connecting. Before that I worked in film and TV and before that I produced theatre for a number of years. I am on the York University Alumni board and a Vanier College alumma (go VCP!)