A vintage tv broadcasting an image of a baseball and the title How to Pitch Bell Media – Crave, CTV, CTV Comedy

How to Pitch Comedy at Bell Media: Crave, CTV and CTV Comedy – Mar 23 – 1pm

Show Rating:
  • General

    TOsketchfest shows are created for an adult audience. Content may include some dirty language, suggested sexual content, suggested mild drug use and/or adult themes. Some material may not be appropriate for audience members under 18. Parental discretion is advised.

Join Alison Korogyi, Development Executive, Original Programming, Scripted & Unscripted, for an intimate info session about how to pitch your comedy work across various Bell Media platforms. This informative chat hosted by Ennis Esmer will introduce best practices and tips for pitching your ideas, and what the current opportunities are at this major broadcast hub for comedy content.


This hosted panel will include a moderated Q&A in a Live Zoom webinar, with captions.
Program Length is approximately 60 minutes
This event is live and will not be recorded for on-demand viewing.
Cost: $15 + fees / Pre-Registration Is Required.

TOsketchfest’s Learning & Fun program is presented by:
presented by CBC





Ennis Esmer, Alison Korogyi

Ennis Esmer, Alison Korogyi

Ennis Esmer – Host

Ennis Esmer is well known for portraying billionaire criminal mastermind turned FBI consultant ‘Rich Dotcom’ on the hit NBC series BLINDSPOT. He can most recently be seen as ‘Ennis’ on CTV’s CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING, as ‘Edwin Scantage’ on MURDOCH MYSTERIES for Acorn TV, and as ‘Richie Lugo’ on CityTV’s HUDSON & REX. He also recently starred as ‘Bashir Malik’ on the CW’s THE FLASH. Other notable roles include starring as ‘Dave Amari’ on DirecTV’s YOU ME HER, ‘Nash’ on the Amazon series RED OAKS, ‘Kurtis Mazhari’ on Global’s PRIVATE EYES, and as ‘Oz Bey’ on CTV’s THE LISTENER. His work on the latter show earned him an ACTRA Award nomination and multiple Canadian Comedy Award nominations.

Esmer originally came to Toronto from Ankara, Turkey at the age of 3. He trained at Second City while attending the fine arts high school Earl Haig. He made it through three years of theatre training at York University before getting the boot, while spending much of the early 2000s working on standup, sketch (with Mustered & Relished) and musical comedy (as front man of Calcu-Lator & The Oral Presentation) at clubs around Toronto.

Alison Korogyi –  Development Executive, Original Programming, Scripted & Unscripted

As a Development Executive, Alison Korogyi works with industry writers and partners on the development of new projects for Bell Media’s Original Programming Slate. Alison’s development portfolio spans both scripted and unscripted titles for national channels, including Crave, CTV and CTV Specialty channels, Discovery and TSN.