Speaker Jessica Schmeidchen



Jessica Schmeidchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content


Jessica Schmiedchen oversees development of original content and formats in the genres of factual, entertainment and documentary series at CBC - on both linear television and on the public broadcaster's streaming service, CBC Gem. She is responsible for sourcing the best new formats from around the world, and working with the independent production community in Canada to bring their ideas to life.

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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