Meet the Funder Night: VICE

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Once a Montreal-based magazine, VICE has exploded into an international digital media juggernaut. With 11 million subscribers across 36 countries, 500 partners, 10.3 billion minutes of viewed Youtube content, and now a brand-new TV network VICELAND, VICE is poised to bring the digital revolution to the next level. Join DOC Institute and VICE panelists Patrick McGuire, Michael Kronish, and Stephanie Brown as they discuss the company’s future plans, newest digital frontiers and how to work with them.

The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Valencia Svensson, Emmy-Award winning Toronto producer, and will be followed by an audience Q&A and networking over drinks at a cash bar.

Event Info

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time: 6:30pm (Doors at 6:00pm)
Location: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. (Map)
Price: DOC Members FREE / Non-members $20

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Guest Speakers

Patrick McGuire VICE Cropped

Patrick McGuire is a journalist and documentary producer who is currently VICE Canada’s Head of Content. As VICE prepares to launch a Canadian TV network in the fall, Patrick will be on the team overseeing original television production, alongside the youth-targeted digital and print journalism the brand is known for, which spans a network of ten online channels and a monthly print magazine.

Mike Kornish VICE Cropped

Michael Kronish is VICE Canada’s Executive Vice President, responsible for overseeing the studios’ television, mobile and online content. Prior to VICE Canada, Michael was an executive producer and show runner at Montreal based Galafilm and most recently launched the international division of the Quebec production company Zone3, where he developed and produced English TV series for the Canadian and international marketplace.

Steph Brown VICE Cropped

Stephanie Brown is the Executive Producer for VICE Digital. In this role, she oversees production for all VICE channels as well as the television series Best of VICE Canada. Stephanie has worked in documentary film and television for over a decade with a strong focus on indigenous human rights.



Lisa Valencia Svensson Cropped

Lisa is an award-winning documentary film producer based in Toronto. Her first feature length documentary Herman’s House won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was broadcast on the prestigious PBS documentary series POV. She has associate produced several films, including Emmy-nominated The World Before Her, which have broadcast internationally, and which have screened and won awards at festivals including TIFF, Tribeca, and Hot Docs.



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