Catherine Warren

(French)

Catherine Warren is the president of FanTrust Entertainment Strategies and a longstanding member of the Bell Fund Board, where she chairs the Communications Committee. Over a career spanning 25 years, Catherine’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, Microsoft, the CSI-franchise, Orange Telecom France, PBS/KCTS, the National Film Board and many hit children’s television series and games. Her business FanTrust helps clients succeed globally with multiplatform business strategies, audiences and deals. Working in North America, the UK and Europe, Catherine has served as a senior manager for both privately held and publicly traded media companies, including taking onto the Nasdaq a digital company with a $300M market cap. A veteran executive producer of multiplatform content, Catherine’s work has resulted in various awards, including a Webby for the Vancouver Aquarium and Gemini for CTVNews.com. She is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences where she serves as a jury member for the Emmy Awards. A publisher, editor and journalist, Catherine has written the weekly business humour column for the Vancouver Sun, where she allegedly negotiated CanWest’s first blog deal. Catherine has a degree in Physics from Reed College in Portland and a masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, from which she broke the story of new media on location at MIT. www.FanTrust.com

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