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Pitching for dollars

Legendary for the public pitching sessions he's conducted for over two decades, Canadian independent film and tv producer Pat Ferns recently launched a new company - Ferns Productions Inc. - with the
November 1, 2004

Legendary for the public pitching sessions he’s conducted for over two decades, Canadian independent film and TV producer Pat Ferns recently launched a new company – Ferns Productions Inc. – with the goal of helping Canuck producers get international financing for film projects.

Ferns also intends to develop Canadian copros and co-venture financing for international partners. The company’s first deal is a strategic partnership with Chicago-based Towers Productions, to help the company expand into the world market.

But Ferns’ moderating days aren’t behind him. He plans to continue his pitching sessions at media fests across the globe, including the Banff TV Festival. Ferns sat on the festival’s board of directors for a decade, eventually becoming its president and CEO. Banff filed for bankruptcy protection last April, soon after Ferns left his post.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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