Speaker Jennifer Harkness

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Jennifer Harkness

SVP, Factual Entertainment and Production

Blue Ant Media

Jennifer Harkness’ key focus is developing, selling and producing unscripted series for Blue Ant Studios within the US and international markets. Previously, Harkness served as SVP of Sales'& Development USA for Cream Productions, most recently as Executive Producer on The Story of Late Night for CNN. In her role, she focused on sales and development of original unscripted programming for US networks, creating production partnerships and supporting Cream’s push into digital and virtual reality.  Harkness joined Cream from Jumpwire Media, the social media agency she co-founded. Prior to Jumpwire, she served as Head of Development, Factual Entertainment for Temple Street
Productions where she developed and produced series such as Recipe to Riches (Food Network Canada, Global) and the competitive music show Cover Me Canada (CBC).  An industry veteran with over 20 years of television and film experience, Harkness has also held key positions such as Executive Director for the Banff World Television Festival and Production Executive for Canada’s Global Television Network.

Speaking on: Coffee With... Jennifer Harkness, Blue Ant Media; Speed Meetings - Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, M6

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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