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There's a whole lot happening at this year's Banff World Television Festival.

Heenan Blaikie's 20 Minutes with an Entertainment Lawyer: Have a question about the law? Want to know what that contract really means? Need some tips to negotiate your next co-production deal? Meet top entertainment lawyers face to face. Sure beats paying those hourly rates! Limited space available. Sign up coming soon!

Broadcaster Briefings: Leading broadcasters from around the world take centre-stage for 30 minutes to outline their priorities, share their "must-buy" list and answer questions. Sneak peek of the Broadcasters list.

Face to Face: The chance of a lifetime! You've got ten minutes to make an impression. Sit down face to face with an international programmer; make a plea for your project, load on the wow factor and leave with a deal - all before the clock strikes ten! Sign up coming soon.

Online Delegate List: Search for bios and photos of the people you want to meet at BANFF. You can pre-schedule meetings and find each other easily! Log in here.

Discover a far-reaching group of provocative, inspirational speakers and BANFF Masters, including Jon Cassar, Director/Co-Executive Producer "24"; Lionel Chetwynd, Academy Award-winning writer; Tom Fenton, former CBS news correspondent and author of Bad News; Jeff Greenfield, Senior Analyst, CNN; Bill Kurtis, Emmy Award-winning producer; David Lyle, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, Fox Reality Channel; Roger Mosey, Head, Television News, BBC; Jeremy Podeswa, Carnivále and Six Feet Under; Peter Raymont, Shake Hands with the Devil, and more! See Speaker Bios.

Examining the far-reaching scope of news and documentary programming, best-selling author and highly-decorated Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire will open the Banff World Television Festival with a much-anticipated keynote address.

The Banff World Television Festival will take advantage of its status as the leading event for television content creators in the world by introducing, as part of BANFF 2005, a forum on International Collaboration and Co-Production. Learn to access soft money, capitalize on synergistic expertise and understand favourable license fees from partner countries.

BANFF showcases the best programs in the world during Screenings. Scheduled through the Festival, take a break and enjoy some of this year's BANFF Rockie Award Nominees.

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