Chris Bell is VP, Scripted Development, Television at Entertainment One. Based in Toronto, Chris oversees eOne’s active development slate out of Canada, with a focus on partnering with top writing talent on the development of original series concepts as well as targeting high value IP. Under his leadership, the team is dedicated to providing strong support for Canadian creators to bring their stories to audiences worldwide. Previously, as VP, Current Programming, Chris oversaw eOne’s impressive production slate of scripted series across North America, including Mary Kills People (Lifetime/Global), and hit series Private Eyes (Global) and Saving Hope (CTV/ION).
Prior to joining eOne, Chris worked at Corus Entertainment, where he oversaw a slate of original dramas, comedies and unscripted content for networks including Movie Central, HBO Canada, W Network and CMT. Chris was also responsible for all of the Canadian feature film and documentary licensing for Corus. With over a decade of experience in independent production and the broadcasting industry, he is a leader in original programming and a strong advocate for high-quality content. Chris has a Masters in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and has served as an Associate Faculty member of the National Screen Institute, as well as a member of the Canadian Film Centre’s Features First advisory committee.