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Executive Committee

President: Marni Fullerton
Vice Presidents: Astrid Kuhn, Kathy Fedori
Treasurer: VACANT
Secretary: Coralie Braum
Past President: Deborah Osborne
Development Committee Chair: VACANT
Board Members: LuAnne Morrow, Janna Gummo
International Representative: VACANT

Board Member Biographies :

Marni Fullerton has more than 25 years experience in the industry. After completing a philosophy degree and a Masters she moved into journalism beginning in Calgary as a television news reporter for the CBC. For the next decade FULLERTON wrote and produced stories for various CBC network shows before deciding to move into independent production in 1990.

As the chief executive officer and key creative she led one of Canada’s seminal independent production companies before selling her companies and stepping out of the industry in recent years.

Creating dozens of award winning programs and hundreds of documentaries, her shows have broadcast on channels around the world. In the early nineties her company was the first in Canada to pioneer new media content extensions, and win the Bell New Media Award among many other innovations.

A true entrepreneur she has raised millions in production finance, broke records in program sales and is nationally known for her expertise in the Canadian industry.

Over the years she has been tapped by networks, governments, corporations and the financial sector to provide high level due diligence and analysis as well as international companies keen to enter Canada. She has also mentored and taught extensively.

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Astrid Kuhn Astrid Kuhn is one of those girls who’s always dreamed of working in television ...but pleased her parents studying commerce at the U of C instead. After running (in sneakers) her own corporation for 10 years, the TV bug bit her hard, so she sold her music business to study Broadcast News at SAIT. Immediately she became Calgary’s Weather Girl… fashionably warning women of warm winds and pointing out perfect stiletto weather. She’s worked as reporter, producer, weather anchor and TV Host for City TV, Shaw, Corus, CBC and now hangs her sandals at Global. Astrid’s been nominated for YWCA’s Woman of Distinction, AMFIA – Best Host and in 2007 named one of Calgary Inc.’s 40 Under 40.

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Kathy Fedori. I am a stand for happiness on the planet. My passion is to do “what cannot be done”. A little about my career ... it rocks! It has been 30 years of being a source of adventure and discovery. I have had the privilege of working with world leaders, spiritual healers, VIP icons on 5 continents, and the guys and girls next door in Calgary, to bring new conversations into our world. That morphed as TV, talk, photography and writing... more about that later ... and is now showing up with a world wide project that links those who want to be a source of happiness to the resources they need and ... my new baby: directing an amazing, sexy, rock and roll, romance feature film that gives every viewer new access to transformation in his or her life. I invite all of you into my world. Together we make a difference.

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Coralie Braum Coralie is a certified management consultant that has spent the last 20 plus years ensuring clients both in Canada and internationally in exciting spots like Cuba, South America and South East Asia are running at their best. She specializes in organizational work, market development and strategy. Her clients include organizations in many sectors, including all levels of government, professional service firms, and non-profit organizations and operating companies. She is looking forward to bringing the best practices of other industries to the board table as well as her famous (or was that infamous?) sense of humour and energy. She is just moving into an office at Eau Claire Place ll so she’ll be able to pester LuAnne Morrow, who works just down the block.

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Deborah Osborne. From early years in theatre and opera stage management with companies such as The Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival and the Canadian Opera Company, Deborah's transition to film and television production has included a wide range of creative, administration and production positions - from Coordinator, AD, Continuity, PM, Post Production Manager to Producer. Past clients include most of the major networks and distributors in North America and Europe on several award-winning productions. Television projects covered both live-to-air programming and productions such as "The Fiddle And The Drum" (Bravo), "The Secret of the Nutcracker" (CBC), "The Jim Henson Hour" (NBC), "Touch The Top of the World" and Nero Wolfe Mysteries (A&E;), "One Kill" (CBS), "Crazy Canucks" (CTV), "Soul Food" (Paramount/Showtime), "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" (Warner Bros.), "Shot Through the Heart" (HBO), and documentaries such as "The Battle for Baghdad", "Hunting the Predators" and "Battle for the Arctic" for CBC's The Doc Zone. Films include "Six Figures", "Virginia's Run", "Republic of Love" and the Imax version of "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones".

Deborah has written articles and designed and taught courses across Canada on the varied aspects of post production and the impact of new technologies and workflow from a Producer's perspective. Past clients include: The Banff World Television Festival; the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television; The Banff Executive Leadership Program; AMPIA; FTX West; Canadian Women In Communication; Telefilm Canada; The Guild of Canadian Composers; Film Training Manitoba; The Banff Centre; Sheridan College; SAIT; NAIT; Red Deer College; and the Director's Guild of Ontario. Deborah designed and taught graduate courses for the film and television program at Humber College, and a High Definition Training Lab for Aboriginal People's Television network. In addition, Deborah was the Training and Education Facilitator of Professional Development for the Directors Guild of Ontario for several years. Her role was instrumental in the success of the HD Educational Seminars for Alberta Film and Television Professionals in 2006. She is a member of AMPIA, Directors Guild of Canada, The Academy of Canadian Film and Television and Canadian Women in Communication.

Several years as Post Production Risk Manger for a bond company has given Deborah a unique insight to the "big picture", from a projects conception through to delivery. All of this, combined with growing up with the industry and its evolving technology has added to her skill set, a role Deborah enjoys the most as an integrator: to incorporate on projects creative and technical expertise, to implement change, take risks, encourage teamwork and thus produce successful productions not only for the end user, but also for the crews and producing companies.

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LuAnne Morrow is a lawyer and trade-mark agent specializing in Intellectual Property and Entertainment law with the firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. LuAnne was ranked by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Prior to starting her career in law she was a professional stage actor and director and the founder of the non-profit theatre company The Shakespeare Company, where she directed or produced more than 30 productions including starting the Shakespeare in the Mountains festival in Canmore and a ground breaking all-female King Lear. LuAnne recently produced a short film called Insomniac which was awarded three Rosies. As a lawyer LuAnne works with producers and financiers for film and television projects, her personal mission is to help new producers understand the business of media and the law of copyright. LuAnne’s proudest accomplishment is her son Hayden who keeps her laughing and amazed at the wonders all around us! LuAnne is looking forward to lending her expertise and energy to WIFT-A.

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Janna Gummo Janna is often explained by her friends and family as being a passionate storyteller whose love for people and life is unparalleled.

A graduate of SAIT’s Film and Video Production program, while there she developed a love for Producing and honed her talents as a screenwriter.

Janna just finished producing two independent shorts and currently has a television series in development.

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