Dr. Emilia King (nee Zboralska) is a creator, educator and researcher with a focus on challenging the status quo in Canada’s media system. She has a unique profile that combines professional creative practice with award winning, rigorous research on media entrepreneurship and policy.
Emilia is the co-founder and CEO of Pink Moon Studio, an end-to-end media company that focuses on bold and distinctive storytelling through both its branded and original content divisions. Pink Moon was recently accepted into the Banff World Media Festival Spark Accelerator program. Currently, Emilia also leads Ryerson University’s entertainment media innovation incubator, the Transmedia Zone, and she is the Co-Director of Engagement at the Creative Innovation Studio.
Emilia’s research investigates the political economy of entrepreneurship in the digital-first sector and provides the first benchmark analysis of gender and race across key creative roles in Canadian web series. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented at conferences worldwide.
Emilia is the former president of the Independent Web Creators of Canada, and a current board member of the Independent Production Fund. She is a strong proponent of design thinking as a problem solving and audience engagement strategy and leads design jams that bring together a wide cross-section of stakeholders to address social, cultural, technical, organizational, and policy challenges.
- Fiscal 2021 - 2022: Digital Linear Series - Round 1
- Fiscal 2018 - 2019: Web Series - Round 1
- Fiscal 2017 - 2018: Web Series - Round 1
- Fiscal 2016 - 2017: Web Series - Round 1