Speaker Kerry Appleyard

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Kerry Appleyard

Senior Vice President, Scripted & Unscripted

Lionsgate Canada

Appleyard is Senior Vice President, Scripted and Unscripted, Television at eOne Canada, having joined the organization in the Spring of 2024. She oversees the scripted and unscripted television teams, directing both groups creatively.

Prior to her role at eOne Canada, Appleyard served as Senior Vice President, Head of Scripted Canada at Boat Rocker Studios and was an Executive Producer for original prime time series including the critically-acclaimed clone thriller Orphan Black (Space, BBC America), the spinoff series Orphan Black: Echoes (AMC), the World War II spy drama X Company (CBC), the comedy Cavendish (CBC) and the recent drama Robyn Hood (Corus) created by Director X.  She also oversaw the space adventure series Killjoys (Space, Syfy) under the company’s previous Temple Street banner.

Additionally, Appleyard shepherded teen phenom The Next Step (Family Channel), its spin-off, Lost and Found Music Studios (Netflix) and the hit series Wingin’ It (Family Channel Canada, BBC), and worked on the Gemini award-winning television movie The Nativity (CBC, BBC).

Appleyard also produced the BBC’s hit show Hustle, and the children’s spy comedy-drama M. I. High. Other credits include Lynda La Plante’s Trial and RetributionThe Bill and Life on Mars II.

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