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Title:President, Ferns Productions Inc.
Name:William Paterson Ferns
Country:Canada

Introduction

Pat is President of Ferns Productions Inc. specializingin blue-chip documentary-dramamini-series, working with his son Andrew,President of Ferns Entertainment Inc. whose principal focus is drama. Majorseries Pat and Andrew have produced together include the award-winning CaptainCook:Obsession and Discovery and Darwin’s Brave New World, bothAustralia-Canada co-productions

Pat is a Principal in the International Institute forTelevision Leadership, providing media executive training and strategicconsultation to various agencies, broadcasters, companies, events and festivalsaround the world.

Pat Ferns has produced some of Canada’s finestaward-winning programming and the world’s leading media events. As the creatorof ‘public pitching’ 30 years ago, he presents his signature sessionsworldwide.

Called in hisnative land ‘the father of independent production’, Pat was awarded The Orderof Canada in2005 for his services to the industry.