Who We Are - IITL


Doug Macnamara
Banff Executive Leadership Inc.
Doug Macnamara's Bio

Pat Ferns
Ferns Productions Inc.
Pat Ferns' Bio

The International Institute for Television Leadership was formed in 2005 by Banff Executive Leadership Inc. after more than 5 years of designing and delivering the highly regarded, Banff-based Alliance Atlantis Television Executive Program in collaboration with the Banff Television Foundation. Over 250 television executives from around the world attended that program over the years, returning to their "organizations" with new perspectives, applied models and techniques, plus the opportunity to work through real-life industry strategic challenges. Many of these executives were promoted, developed innovative co-productions with colleagues from their program, and started-up bold new ventures.

Banff Executive Leadership also developed consulting partnerships and strategic facilitation initiatives to this industry resulting in improved client performance and growth from more defined strategic focus. Our international alumni also began to ask us to bring our programming closer to their home regions so more of their colleagues could access our sessions and benefit from these unique learning experiences.

In 2005/2006, Banff Executive Leadership developed a strategic alliance with Ferns Productions Inc. BEL conducted research amongst its past alumni and TV-industry consulting clients, and revitalized its programming and strategic insight services based upon this feedback.

Today we provide programming and consulting/facilitation services to this industry:

  • From Banff, Canada to the North American industry (with many international clients also coming to Canada)
  • By BEL Europe located in Strasbourg, France in partnership with ETMA, to the European marketplace
  • By BEL Asia, in partnership with Media Development Authority (MDA) (www.mda.gov.sg)of Singapore and ScreenWest (www.screenwest.com.au) of Perth, Australia to the Asia-Australia region.



Programs and other initiatives are delivered in Banff, across Canada, and internationally.
Intelligent exploration of industry challenges, strategy & personal leadership practices

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