Speaker Jay Carolyn Wu

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Jay Carolyn Wu

Head of Development

Bell Media

Jay (Carolyn) Wu –they/them– is a development executive with a focus on scripted original series as part of Bell Media's Original Programming team. They take pitches and develop projects for CTV, Crave, and the Entertainment Specialty channels of Bell Media across both comedy and drama. They collaborate with everyone from the country's most seasoned production partners to the most exciting, bold, new voices in the industry. Recently-announced titles include THE SPENCER SISTERS, ONE DAY WE'LL ALL BE DEAD, SULLIVAN'S CROSSING, and BRIA MACK GETS A LIFE. In 2022, they also spearheaded the first-ever BIPOC-only cohort at the Canadian Film Centre in collaboration with Ins Choi.

Jay is also a writer/director whose most recent short film TOE THE LINE (2021) was nominated for a Golden Sheaf for Scripted Short at Yorkton Film Festival 2022 and screened at Inside Out Toronto 2022, Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2022, and Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2021, in addition to winning Breakthroughs Film Festival’s 2019 Pitch Competition. Their short film IN MY MOTHER'S CLOSET (2018) screened at Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival 2018 and Reel Asian Toronto 2017. Their short film JO (2018) has racked up more than 10 million views on YouTube.

Speaking on: Topic Tables; Topic Tables

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