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Jennifer Kawaja

Co-President

Sienna Films

Jennifer Kawaja is president of scripted content at Sienna Films/Sphere Media. The company’s recent credits include: the Hot Docs 2021 jury prize winner for the feature length documentary ONE OF OURS by Yasmine Mathrin, CBC series TRICKSTER (TIFF 2020, Official Selection), airing on platforms internationally including SyFy (UK), Canal +, CW and AMC Networks; award-winning Bell Media crime drama CARDINAL, which completed its fourth and final season in 2020 on platforms including Hulu, BBC2 and Canal+; and RANSOM for TF1/Corus/CBS with eOne, which aired 3 seasons in over 100 territories worldwide. Previous television includes Afghanistan-set 13 part limited series COMBAT HOSPITAL (Global/ABC/Sony Int’l); the Lookout Point, Julian Fellowes-penned mini-series Titanic with ITV; and South African/UK co-pro mini-series DIAMONDS (CBC/ABC). The company, acquired by Sphere Media in 2020, started out making TV Movies such as ONE DEAD INDIAN, and feature films including HOW SHE MOVE, UK co-pro TOUCH OF PINK, and NEW WATERFORD GIRL which were celebrated internationally after their opening at Sundance. Sienna/Sphere is currently in production on THE PORTER an 8 x 1hr period drama set in the early 1920’s.

Speaking on: Master Class: Sort Of

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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