After many years in the television industry, Courtney came to the web series community in 2010 to foster a career in producing. She spent a few years earning the credit on Tights and Fights, Pretty In Geek, Job Review with a Vampire, and became integrated in the Toronto Webseries Community. The connection stuck, and since then she’s worked with Out With Dad for season 3, began consulting, and was elected to the Board of Directions of the IWCC in 2014. Ever since, Courtney has stepped up to the challenge of co-producing the festival, and proudly promotes and fosters the work of independent creators.
Nicolas Di Lollo
Working in the shadows, Nicolas has been a publicist and marketing strategist for series like Guidance, Comedy Bar, Felt Up and Video Clerk. An avid support of the arts and online content, Nicolas decided to take his years of mixed-media marketing experience and extend his expertise into the burgeoning world of online content production. Having been elected Treasurer of the IWCC-CIWC in 2014, he’s excited to help build the TO Webfest community and expand it’s impact in a growing industry.
Emilia Zboralska is a PhD Candidate in the Ryerson Communication and Culture program. She currently holds an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and an Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate fellowship. Emilia is passionate about the potential of the web as a platform to tell diverse and meaningful Canadian stories to Canada and the world. She’s worn many media hats and has worked on productions for major Canadian broadcasters in various roles. Recently, she’s been very involved in the policy end of the industry and is working on projects that aim at bettering conditions for Canada’s creators through policy change and advocacy. She is committed to helping develop the web series industry in Canada in a way that fosters economic growth and sustainability, innovation, quality and diversity.
Director of Communications
Dan Speerin is a seasoned specialist in digital strategy and communication, with experience in the development, production, distribution and promotion of content that transcends platforms. Dan is a YouTube Partner, and is the creator and producer of several successful multi platform series, including the thought provoking and intelligent Truth Mashup, the narrative Millennial focused series Twixters for Bite TV, which aired in over 60 countries, the panel discussion based series The What Is for TYT Network, and Truth From Here for CBC Radio. Through his exceptional communication skills, Dan has secured coverage of his various projects by major media outlets including CBC, City TV.ca, The Grid/Eye Weekly Magazine, Now Magazine, The Georgia Straight Magazine, The Torontoist, Schema Magazine, CTV.ca and many others.