Speaker Jessica Schmiedchen

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Jessica Schmiedchen

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.

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers; Meet a Decision Maker; Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum #1: unscripted/documentary; 30 minutes with... Jessica Schmiedchen, CBC Factual Entertainment

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